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19 September 2013, 02:21 PM ET
As the possible 'comet of the century' approaches its date with the Sun (Nov. 28th, 2013), the chances of its break-up will increase exponentially. The comet is not on a trajectory to hit the Earth. What will happen to pieces that may break away?
18 September 2013, 11:12 AM ET
An Orbital Sciences' Antares rocket carrying the re-supply spacecraft launched from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia on September 18th, 2013. This marks the second private company to launch a spacecraft to the International Space Station.
17 September 2013, 04:50 PM ET
Scandinavian-based Foundation for Scientific and Industrial Research (SINTEF) believes a great alternative to Mars' rovers maybe slithering robotics. They are working with Norwegian company Robotnor on many uses for the robots.
17 September 2013, 03:27 PM ET
Europe's VLT Survey Telescope set its sights on the enormous stellar nursery (~250 light-years across) and has delivered a breathtaking view of the hot new-born stars and surrounding clouds. Featuring music by Molly Durnin (www.mollydurnin.com).
17 September 2013, 10:50 AM ET
By using the Wide Angle Camera (WAC) aboard NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (and adjusting brightness), this unique view of the moon has been created.
16 September 2013, 01:38 PM ET
Orbital Sciences Corporation looks to become the second commercial company to ship cargo to the International Space Station. The un-manned Cygnus spacecraft would dock to ISS with the help of the station's robotic arm.
16 September 2013, 12:28 PM ET
Moonrise for several days around the time of the full moon closest to the autumnal equinox occurs nearly at sunset. Before artificial lighting, this gave farmers extra time to cut and move ripened crops.
16 September 2013, 11:39 AM ET
The space rock, named 2013 RZ53, was discovered on September 13th, 2013, by astronomers at the University of Arizona. It will come within 230,000 miles of the Earth on September 18th and is about 10 feet wide.
13 September 2013, 01:32 PM ET
A photo captured by NASA shows a frog at the launch site of the LADEE rocket.
13 September 2013, 09:26 AM ET
Take a deep breath and dive under the ocean with ESA and NASA astronauts, who recently arrived at the underwater habitat Aquarius to train for life in space at the bottom of the sea.
12 September 2013, 03:16 PM ET
The space agency's chief scientist, John Grunsfeld, puts a Voyager spin on the the 'Final Frontier' quote to open the press conference. On Sept. 12, 2013, NASA announced that the Voyager 1 spacecraft has entered interstellar Space.
12 September 2013, 02:35 PM ET
In April 2013, a blast wave from a massive 2012 Solar eruption reached the Voyager 1 spacecraft, in interstellar space. It caused the plasma around the spacecraft to oscillate in a particular tone and was recorded.
12 September 2013, 02:25 PM ET
Neil deGrasse Tyson, LeVar Burton, Wil Wheaton, Carl Sagan's son (who recorded 'Hello from the children of Earth' for the Golden Record) and others welcome the Voyager 1 spacecraft to interstellar space.
12 September 2013, 02:00 PM ET
New data from NASA’s Voyager 1 indicates the probe has left the influence of the Sun’s bubble of charged particles and entered true interstellar space, after a 36-year odyssey through the Solar System, across more than 11,253,000,000 miles.
12 September 2013, 12:50 PM ET
Over 34 hours of Hubble observation of Abell 1689 shows the gravitational lensing phenomenon produced by the cluster in greater detail. The blue streaks created by the phenomenon are distorted forms of galaxies behind the cluster.
12 September 2013, 11:07 AM ET
Using data From ESA's CryoSat mission, an animation has been created showing sea ice thickness from October 2010 to April 2013. Scientists believe that the actual volume of ice may reach a new low in 2013.
12 September 2013, 06:00 AM ET
Using data from ESO telescopes, astronomers have found the center of our galaxy takes on a x-shaped appearance, that resembles a peanut. An animation of the Milky Way galaxy and simulation of a barred galaxy shows many angles of the area.
11 September 2013, 04:49 PM ET
NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captured a massive eruption and Earth coming between it and the Sun on September 11, 2013.
11 September 2013, 02:13 PM ET
This timelapse of the entire sky during an aurora was filmed in 3D using two digital SLR's
11 September 2013, 01:54 PM ET
Sun-grazing asteroid Phaethon, has given away its true identity by showing its tail. NASA's STEREO spacecraft captured imagery of the asteroid ejecting dust between 2009 and 2012. This looped time-lapse shows the asteroid in 2009.
11 September 2013, 11:21 AM ET
Despite landing on its side, the Soyuz capsule carrying Commander Pavel Vinogradov (at 60, the oldest person to land in a Soyuz), Flight Engineer Alexander Misurkin, and Flight Engineer Chris Cassidy landed safely in Kazakhstan on Sept 11th.
10 September 2013, 09:13 PM ET
A baseball-sized meteor hit the atmosphere at ~76,000 mph producing a fireball. It disintegrated about 25 miles above the town of Woodstock. NASA All-Sky Fireball Network captured the event. (looped several times)
10 September 2013, 01:53 PM ET
NASA’s Evolutionary Xenon Thruster (NEXT) project has completed the longest duration test for a Space propulsion system (48,000 hours/5 1/2 years). This look inside the thrusters discharge chamber shows how it works.
10 September 2013, 01:27 PM ET
The storm system sprang back to life and is now traveling toward Bermuda. The time-lapse of the storm (far lower right of the video), captured by NOAA's GOES-East satellite, runs from September 8-10, 2013. (looped 3X)
10 September 2013, 09:54 AM ET
Red Sprites, Blue Elves and Blue Jets are energetic bursts that spring from the tops of thunderstorms. Researchers believe they are Terrestrial Gamma-Ray flashes similar to those seen in supernovas. The ISS experiment 'Firestation' will study.
09 September 2013, 01:24 PM ET
Coming soon: astronaut Mike Hopkins workout videos from Space and tips from astronaut trainers. More info about NASA's new public outreach fitness program can be found here: http://www.facebook.com/trainastronaut and #trainlikemike.
09 September 2013, 12:36 PM ET
In this fixed camera view, SpaceX's Grasshopper makes a lateral movement of 300 feet before returning to its launchpad, but not before startling a nearby herd of cows.
09 September 2013, 12:01 PM ET
The star of NASA's 'Train Like An Astronaut, Train Like Mike' series (astronaut Mike Hopkins) talks about the importance of staying fit for spaceflight and answers SPACE.com reader questions.
09 September 2013, 10:26 AM ET
Photographer Mike Black (mikeblackphotography.com) compiled this time-lapse of the crescent Moon and the Morning Star together on September 8th in Belmar, NJ.
07 September 2013, 12:04 AM ET
NASA's LADEE mission launched from Wallops Flight Facility on September 6th, 2013. The Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) mission will study the Moon's atmosphere.
06 September 2013, 02:23 PM ET
A camera was strapped to the rear of the Virgin Galactic vehicle to capture footage of the rocket engines and feather system at work. The vehicles 2nd powered flight occurred on September 5th, 2013.
06 September 2013, 10:16 AM ET
Watch billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk pull a Tony Stark as he reveals the future of rocket design, an interactive ‘Iron Man’-like computer interface that uses gestures.