16 January 2013, 12:36 PM ET
Exploration Mission-1, NASA's Space Launch System's first objective, will send the Orion spacecraft but no astronauts. The European Space Agency has partnered with NASA to build Orion's service module.
15 January 2013, 05:35 PM ET
A dusty stellar nursery named Lupus 3, some 600 light-year from Earth in the Scorpius constellation, has been photographed by Europe's La Silla Observatory in Chile. Some of the hot young stars have revealed themselves creating a small cluster.
15 January 2013, 02:35 PM ET
The rover's Rotary Percussive Drill will sink its bit into the John Klein Area which "shows signs of (geologic) activity in a diverse sense, with one or more transport mechanisms in play" according to MAHLI principal investigator R. Aileen Yingst.
15 January 2013, 01:33 PM ET
Towed behind a large transport aircraft like the Boeing 747, this concept glider conceived by NASA Dryden Flight Research Center would carry a booster rocket capable of launching payloads into low Earth orbit.
15 January 2013, 12:43 PM ET
Aurora photographer Chad Blakley (www.lightsoverlapland.com) shot this time lapse of an aurora shimmering through the clouds over Abisko National Park in Sweden on the night of January 13th.
15 January 2013, 10:36 AM ET
The Mars Science Laboratory used its Dust Removal Tool (DRT) for the first time to deliver an unobstructed observation of the targeted rock. Also, the Curiosity team is in search of the first target for the highly anticipated first drill use.
15 January 2013, 09:59 AM ET
A new visualization of data from the Huygens probe, which landed on Saturn's largest moon on January 14, 2005, shows close-ups, multiple angles for a simulated probe's eye view.
13 January 2013, 03:37 PM ET
Three days prior to its impact into a mountain on the moon, one of the twin spacecraft (named Ebb) from NASA's GRAIL mission took some photos from orbit. The spacecraft was about 6 miles above the lunar surface when the photos were take.
10 January 2013, 08:22 AM ET
Europe's VISTA telescope reveals the star cluster 47 Tucanae (aka NGC 104), populated by red giants, vampire, variable, blue straggler stars and more in the Tucana constellation and its about 15,000 light-years from Earth.
09 January 2013, 02:49 AM ET
Astronomers have located regions of young star and star cluster formation using the Green Bank Telescope, the Arecibo Telescope and data from NASA's Spitzer and WISE satellites. Astronomers call them HII regions (marked in red).
07 January 2013, 09:48 AM ET
Amateur astronomer Gianluca Masi captured this view of the asteroid Apophis as it moves silently across the night sky using the Virtual Telescope.
07 January 2013, 08:18 AM ET
Just 12 miles across, a collapsed star 1000 light years from Earth spins more than 11 times each second. The Vela pulsar belches charged particles at 70% of light-speed, seen here in this 8-frame movie from the space-based Chandra X-ray Observatory.
06 January 2013, 01:28 PM ET
Solar flares are classified by letters B, C, M and X. Similar to the earthquake scale, the power unleashed is measured exponentially. Find out what it can damage on and around Earth.
04 January 2013, 10:54 PM ET
The Weather Channel's "Deadliest Space Weather" takes a look at the extreme conditions on Venus. The six-part series, begins Thursday (Jan. 10) at 9 p.m. EST (8 p.m. CST).
03 January 2013, 03:42 PM ET
An incredible swath of plasma erupted from the Sun on December 31st, 2012. This video, compiled from imagery captured by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, speeds 4 hours of incredible detail from the blast. (Looped twice).
03 January 2013, 02:18 PM ET
John Chumack (galacticimages.com) pointed his cameras to the skies on several occasions in 2012 and delivered amazing shots of solar activity, galaxies, comets, the moon and more.
03 January 2013, 01:09 PM ET
An asteroid known as 2003 EH1 litters the Earth's atmosphere with its debris in the annual meteor shower. Photographer John Chumack (galacticimages.com) captured the event from his home observatory in Ohio on January 2nd-3rd, 2013.
02 January 2013, 10:15 AM ET
Streams of gas surrounding a young star are being guzzled up by what is thought to be a giant planet in the making. An animation has been created using imagery captured by the European Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) telescope.
31 December 2012, 02:57 PM ET
The Sun helps ring in 2013 with two massive blasts off its eastern limb (as seen by the Solar Dynamics Observatory on December 31st, 2012).
31 December 2012, 09:04 AM ET
The first month of 2013 features the Auriga constellation, double star Capella, up to 40 Quadrantids per hour during the showers peak, Jupiter and Saturn.
28 December 2012, 04:31 PM ET
The International Space Station’s Expedition 34 crew wishes Earth a Happy New Year and all the best for 2013. Hear the messages from Americans Kevin Ford, Tom Marshburn and Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield.
28 December 2012, 09:38 AM ET
NASA points out a few things to keep an eye out for when looking skyward in January.
27 December 2012, 11:23 AM ET
The Curiosity rover searched a shallow depression known as “Yellowknife Bay” to find a new rock to chemically analyze
26 December 2012, 01:26 PM ET
Tune in to hear Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield’s first original song recorded on the International Space Station: “Jewel in the Night.”
26 December 2012, 12:08 PM ET
The European Space Agency’s new deep-space tracking station in Malargue, Argentina, will serve as a vital communications link to spacecraft exploring the solar system. The 35-meter antenna is part of ESA’s ESTRACK network and was completed in 2012.