17 March 2014, 12:25 PM ET
To celebrate the Hubble Space Telescope's 24th year in orbit, astronomers set their sights on NGC 2174, the Monkey Head Nebula. Young stars are sculpting gas and dust of this Orion constellation nebula.
17 March 2014, 11:25 AM ET
Evidence that the universe rapidly expanded in its first few nanoseconds has been found by an instrument in Antarctica: Gravitational waves, which have long eluded astronomers, were spotted, supporting this cosmic inflation model.
17 March 2014, 09:36 AM ET
On its final orbit In 2017, NASA's Cassini probe will fly between the inner edge of the D ring and the upper atmosphere of the gas giant. It will also fly though an Enceladus plume in the next few years.
15 March 2014, 08:55 PM ET
Host Neil deGrasse Tyson visits the grand 'Hall of Extinction'. The all-new "Some of the Things That Molecules Do" episode of 'Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey' airs Sunday, March 16 on Fox and Monday, March 17th on Nat Geo.
14 March 2014, 10:16 AM ET
As anchor of National Geographic Channel’s two hour special on March 14th, 2014 at 8pm EST, O’Brien will turn to astronauts Mike Massimino for color commentary on the ground while talking with Rick Mastracchio and Koichi Wakata on ISS.
13 March 2014, 12:35 PM ET
NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) captured the M9.3-class flare on March 12, 2014. SDO cameras capture imagery at many wavelengths to study solar material and processes that are not visible to the human eye.
12 March 2014, 10:02 AM ET
NASA JSC's prototype planetary lander made its fastest (~30 mph) and highest ascent (580 feet) on March 11, 2014. The flight lasted 83-seconds and it touched down on a landing pad 837 feet 'downrange' from the launchpad.
12 March 2014, 07:00 AM ET
A yellow hypergiant star and its 'joined at the hip' companion star have been observed using ESO's Very Large Telescope Interferometer. This is the largest yellow star ever discovered.
11 March 2014, 11:54 AM ET
NASA's Asteroid Grand Challenge is asking citizen scientists to improve how we identify asteroids. The contest runs through August 2014.
10 March 2014, 07:16 PM ET
Astronomers observing with the Anglo-Australian Telescope have found a strangely arranged population of faint galaxies penetrating what were thought to be huge empty regions of space. Termed 'tendrils' these strings of matter may interconnect.
10 March 2014, 03:12 PM ET
Urging all Americans to open their imaginations to discoveries yet unmade, the President of the United States introduced the premiere episode of 'Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey' on March 9th, 2014.
10 March 2014, 09:27 AM ET
Neil DeGrasse Tyson, the host of the re-envisioned show, introduces a zero-gravity demonstration of Newton's third law of motion. Expedition 38's Rick Mastracchio and Koichi Wakata prove the law aboard the International Space Station.
07 March 2014, 04:05 PM ET
NASA astronaut Scott Kelly will spend a year aboard ISS, giving researchers a better understanding of how spaceflight effects in the human body. Scott's identical twin Mark (fmr. Space Shuttle cmdr.) provides a unique Earth-based comparison.
07 March 2014, 01:52 PM ET
Einstein's Theory of Relativity predicts that a mass of star cluster Abell 2744 warps the fabric of space around it, bending and magnifying passing starlight. The Hubble Space Telescope's exposure of the cluster reveals 3,000 magnified galaxies.
07 March 2014, 10:45 AM ET
In case of an off-course Soyuz landing (and the rescue teams inability to reach the crew in a reasonable time period), astronauts are trained in outdoor winter survival. ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen looks back at his training.
07 March 2014, 09:27 AM ET
Astronomers studying the dust and gas around bright star Beta Pictoris have discover a cloud of debris from collisions of icy comet-like bodies. It's possible that the comets are trapped in a small region by the gravity of a saturn-sized planet.
06 March 2014, 02:55 PM ET
On March 6th, 2014, a meteor slammed into the Earth's atmosphere and burned up over the night skies of north central New Mexico. Thomas Ashcraft captured the sights with a his fireball camera and the sounds with a forward-scatter meteor radar.
06 March 2014, 12:42 PM ET
As spiral galaxy ESO 137-001 zooms through the super hot gas of the Norma cluster, much of it's own gas is pulled away in a process called 'ram pressure stripping. The threads of gas left behind give birth to bright young stars, seen here in blue.
06 March 2014, 12:27 PM ET
The research center (formerly Dryden F.R.C.) is testing next generation airplanes with plans to increase their efficiency and design. The flight center was renamed after Neil Armstrong, the first moonwalker.
06 March 2014, 10:43 AM ET
A tiny model (2 percent actual size) of the proposed Space Launch Systems was tested fired by Marshall Flight Center engineers to provide data on convective heating environments during ascent of the actual rocket.
06 March 2014, 10:22 AM ET
A space rock in the asteroid belt, named P/2013 R3, has fragmented into as many as 10 pieces. The four largest fragments are larger that 2 football fields each. Astronomers are investigation the cause with the help of the Hubble Space Telescope.
06 March 2014, 08:51 AM ET
The Remote Robotic Oxidizer Transfer Test (RROxiTT) was successfully completed when a unique propellant transfer system (PTS) pumped fuel in to mock tank at the NASA KSC (Florida), while being controlled at NASA Goddard (Maryland).
05 March 2014, 06:43 PM ET
A space rock named 2014 EC (discovered March 5th, 2014, estimated 13-45 feet-wide) will give Earth a close shave on March 6th. This is the second asteroid that has flown between the Earth and moon in consecutive days.
05 March 2014, 04:07 PM ET
Asteroid 163 Erigone will occult the star Regulus on March 20th, 2014 at 2:06am ET and can be seen in part of the Northeast United States.
05 March 2014, 02:10 PM ET
Randy Halverson (dakotalapse.com) captured the footage from April-Nov 2013 in South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming. 2 Canon 5D Mark III and 1 Canon 6D cameras were used to create this compilation.
05 March 2014, 01:44 PM ET
Asteroid 2014 DX110 was captured by Gianluca Masi of the Virtual Telescope Project (virtualtelescope.eu). Its closest approach is ~217,000 miles away from Earth on March 5th, 2014. (looped)
05 March 2014, 01:04 PM ET
NASA's Mars MAVEN mission (arriving 21 September 2014) will detect and measure how the solar wind interacts with the Red Planet’s atmosphere, giving clues to where its water went and why.
05 March 2014, 06:00 AM ET
Astronomers are drawing inspiration from a new MUSE: The Multi Unit Spectroscopic Explorer on ESO’s Very Large Telescope in Chile combines cameras and spectrographs to build 3D space time maps.
04 March 2014, 04:26 PM ET
LiftPort Group of Seattle seems to think so. This private company proposes launching rockets from Earth to a 'Lagrange Point PicoGravity Lab' where cargo can be transferred to and from the lunar surface.
04 March 2014, 01:12 PM ET
The NASA Administrator, former Shuttle Cdr. Charles F. Bolden, briefs taxpayers on NASA's goals including commercial partnerships, the Orion crew capsule and a possible heavy lift launcher.
04 March 2014, 10:49 AM ET
Galaxy cluster Abell 3627 super-heated winds are stripping away gas from spiral galaxy ESO 137-001. The process known as ram pressure stripping is not affecting any of the spiral's stars but will hamper its ability to create new ones.