17 December 2012, 04:31 PM ET
John Chumack (galacticimages.com) captured a stunning array of meteors from December 11th to the 14th, 2012. Scientists believe none of these survived to impact the ground.
17 December 2012, 03:12 PM ET
Here's a fresh teaser with nearly 2 minutes of footage from the sequel, revealing a bit more about the enigmatic villain.
17 December 2012, 09:56 AM ET
The NASA Johnson Space Center is the center of this spoof video highlighting the Center's work. Earlier this year, the NASA JPL Curiosity team was the subject of similar parody ("NASA And We Know It").
17 December 2012, 09:43 AM ET
The main island of the Canaries, Tenerife, was treated to an amazing meteor shower display on December 13th, 2012. For the second year in row, Roberto Porto captured imagery of the shower.
14 December 2012, 01:59 PM ET
This video, generated from Goldstone's Solar System Radar, shows the rotation of the asteroid when it was 4.3 million miles from Earth.
14 December 2012, 12:45 PM ET
You liked the Sun and Earth-approaching asteroids this year. Here's a quick recap.
14 December 2012, 11:47 AM ET
Greg Roberts captured footage of a fast moving cloud above over Cape Town, South Africa, created by the retro-burn of the 2nd stage Centaur rocket that launched the robotic X-37B space plane.
14 December 2012, 10:57 AM ET
On December 14th, 1972 , Humanity left the moon behind as Apollo 17's Lunar Module Ascent Stage lifted-off. Take a look at that final mission and what may lie in store for future moon exploration.
13 December 2012, 03:08 PM ET
The aurora borealis was in full swing during the second week of December 2012. Chad Blakley (www.lightsoverlapland.com) was on-hand at Abisko National Park and compiled these incredible time-lapses.
13 December 2012, 02:41 PM ET
In May 2012, one of the satellites (named Flow) that comprise NASA's Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) captured imagery of another NASA spacecraft (LRO) orbiting the Moon. Both GRAILs crashed on December 17th 2012.
13 December 2012, 01:56 PM ET
NASA's Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) mission's spacecrafts Ebb and Flow will end their successful mission on on December 17th at 5:28pm EST.
13 December 2012, 11:51 AM ET
In 1962, America became the first country to explore another planet but technical issues threatened the mission from the outset. Surviving the harrowing journey, Mariner 2 probed the hellish world, passing within 20,000 miles.
13 December 2012, 09:27 AM ET
Delving deep into Mayan history, NASA scientist reveals that, much like an odometer, the Mayan calendar will simply roll-over when it reaches its end. Asteroid, phantom world (Nibiuru) and Sun threats are debunked.
12 December 2012, 04:40 PM ET
Photographer Mike Theiss (@MikeTheiss) created this time-lapse video of the aurora borealis (northern lights) during December 2012 from within Canada’s Arctic Circle.
12 December 2012, 01:27 PM ET
The Cassini spacecraft has snapped imagery of a river similar to, but smaller than, its African counterpart on the Saturn Moon. The 250 mile long river is believed to be filled with liquid hydrocarbons.
12 December 2012, 12:24 PM ET
A bingeing black hole in the closest large galaxy, Andromeda, burps a bright X-ray blast. The cosmic belch proves that relatively small black holes, about 10x our Sun’s mass, can blast the ultra-luminous X-ray outbursts (ULX’s) that scientists see.
12 December 2012, 11:34 AM ET
In this video, the K10 robot rover laying down Kapton (polyimide) film in a test of a future lunar radio telescope, which would be able to study the early Universe without the usual interference ground based Earth telescopes are subject to.
11 December 2012, 05:21 PM ET
The irregularly-shaped space rock named 4179 Toutatis was captured by the SLOOH team on December 11th, 2012. Its closest approach to Earth will be nearly 4.4 million miles away on December 12th.
11 December 2012, 01:28 PM ET
A newly-discovered space rock named 2012 XE54 will make its closest approach to the Earth on December 11th, 2012. It will come about 143,000 miles away from Earth (0.6 Lunar Distance) and is about 120-feet-wide.
10 December 2012, 04:21 PM ET
Whenever a lightning bolt flashes, it releases a Terrestrial Gamma-ray Flash (TGF), the highest-energy light that occurs on Earth. Thanks to improved data analysis these outbursts will be easier to capture by the Fermi Gamma-Ray telescope.
10 December 2012, 01:59 PM ET
Deforestation can result from natural or human-started forest fires, poor logging practices, conversion to other uses or climate change. European GMES satellites are analyzing timber tracts to determine the real rate of forest-loss.
10 December 2012, 11:40 AM ET
Gianluca Masi and F. Nocetini captured imagery of the irregularly-shaped space rock named 4179 Toutatis through the Virtual Telescope Project on December 8th, 2012. Its closest approach to Earth will be nearly 4.4 million miles away.
10 December 2012, 11:23 AM ET
The irregularly-shaped space rock named 4179 Toutatis will make its closest approach (nearly 4.4 million miles away or 18X Moon distance) to Earth on December 12th, 2012.
10 December 2012, 09:08 AM ET
The surprising answers delivered in the streets of Cadiz, Spain and Cologne, Germany led to this informative explanatory video.
07 December 2012, 01:38 PM ET
In 'Europa Report', a manned mission to the Jupiter moon - in search of alien life - is the setting of a new movie starring Sharlto Copley (District 9). Factual Europa science factored into the movie's development.