06 January 2014, 02:51 PM ET
NASA Fermi observatory makes the first gamma-ray measurements of a gravitational lens with an observation of Blazar B0218+357 behind a massive spiral galaxy. The gravity of the galaxy bends and amplifies the light of the blazer.
06 January 2014, 09:57 AM ET
Astronauts have been experimenting with supercritical water that can aid ignition of fire in microgravity. It has down to Earth applications for municipal waste disposal and saltwater purification.
03 January 2014, 01:39 PM ET
Severe solar winds created these awe-inspiring auroras in Abisko National Park in Sweden, captured by lightsoverlapland.com on January 2nd.
02 January 2014, 03:52 PM ET
NASA's Solar Dynamics Laboratory captured this explosive M9-class solar flare on January first, ringing in the New Year with a flare that was almost but not quite X-class.
31 December 2013, 10:15 PM ET
NASA's Rick Mastracchio and Mike Hopkins, and Koichi Wakata of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency wish Earth a Happy New Year. This video message was played in Times Square on New Year's Eve 2013.
31 December 2013, 04:00 PM ET
Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic celebrated a year of new rocket technologies, space ships, certifications, and construction of the first ever spaceport for tourists.
31 December 2013, 01:22 PM ET
Canadian company UrtheCast made an agreement with Russia's Federal Space Agency to mount Earth-watching cameras to the hull of the International Space Station. Also, animation of imagery it will provide is shown.
31 December 2013, 09:27 AM ET
A crescent Venus, Jupiter at opposition, Taurus constellation and its Red-Giant 'eye' and the Quadrantid meteor shower makes for quite a skywatching show. In the market for a telescope? - Click the blue 'SHOP' link above.
31 December 2013, 09:06 AM ET
The Gas Giant is 83 Million miles away on average. In January it will be 391 million miles away when its reaches opposition. Venus is the only object that will be brighter than Jupiter. Need a telescope? - Click the blue 'SHOP' link above.
30 December 2013, 03:42 PM ET
Beyonce's 'XO' features an audio sampling from the Challenger disaster, and it's not sitting well with critics.
30 December 2013, 02:41 PM ET
Two Russian Cosmonauts installed a pair of high-fidelity cameras outside the International Space Station but had to remove them after telemetry problems, resulting in a new record for the longest Russian space walk at 8 hours and 7 minutes.
30 December 2013, 10:14 AM ET
The space rock was discovered on Dec. 23rd, 2013 and will be makes its closest approach to Earth (3.6 lunar distance) on Jan. 3rd, 2014. Its is estimated to be 102 meters or 400 feet-wide.
28 December 2013, 09:25 PM ET
Tim Cline (timcline.org) captured the meteor streaking across the night sky on Dec. 26th, 2013. (upper right corner of the video).
27 December 2013, 11:31 AM ET
Russian cosmonauts perform a spacewalk to install photographic and scientific equipment on the hull of the International Space Station. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
27 December 2013, 10:30 AM ET
In the latest episode of 'Space To Ground, NASA's Nicole Cloutier-Lemasters talks about spacewalks to repair the stations cooling system and add Earth-observing cameras to the stations exterior. Also, how to spot the ISS in the night sky.
27 December 2013, 09:41 AM ET
ESA's Rosetta spacecraft will deploy its Philae lander to land on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in Nov. 2014. Its expected to deliver for several weeks to several months, depending on how long it takes the solar cells to be covered in dust.
26 December 2013, 10:11 AM ET
New satellites, Voyager, SpaceX and more took center stage - take a look back at all the space agency accomplished in this highlights video.
26 December 2013, 08:48 AM ET
Chad Blakley (lightsoverlapland.com) grabbed his camera on Christmas Day 2013 and captured the festive Northern Lights above the frozen shore of Lake Torneträsk in Abisko National Park.
26 December 2013, 08:06 AM ET
NASA's Deep Space Network, the world's largest and most powerful communications system for spacecraft, turned 50 on Dec. 24, 2013, marking milestone for space exploration. See how the Deep Space Network has evolved.
23 December 2013, 05:08 PM ET
This message from NASA administrator Charles Bolden was sent to the moon and back with only a few seconds of delay. The Lunar Laser Communications Demonstration mission aboard NASA's LADEE spacecraft successfully received and retransmitted the video.
23 December 2013, 01:41 PM ET
The Westfjords peninsula image was created by combining 3 radar acquisitions from the Envisat satellite. The grey are area is land and the colorful fjords (sea between the 'branches'). ESA's series 'Earth from Space' takes at look at it.
23 December 2013, 11:57 AM ET
In anticipation of the Mars Express' risky fly-by of the Martian Moon on Dec. 29, 2013 it (coming with 28 miles (45km) of the surface), the European Space Agency has compild imagery from previous fly-bys to create this highly detailed fly-around.
23 December 2013, 10:54 AM ET
A malfunctioning cooling pump was removed in the first of a multiple space walk repair mission for ISS astronauts. Astronauts Rick Mastracchio and Mike Hopkins completed Spacewalk #1 on Dec. 21, 2013.
20 December 2013, 02:01 PM ET
Noctilucent clouds, Earth's highest clouds, appeared over the South Pole earlier than usual this year. Water molecules mixed with meteor smoke at the edge of space, creates this phenomenon.
19 December 2013, 02:12 PM ET
Space rocks and a Space rock star consumed much of the viewing this year. Find out which one took the top spot for 2013.
19 December 2013, 12:06 PM ET
European Space Agency's Gaia spacecraft launched from Kourou, French Guiana on Dec. 19, 2013 aboard a Russian Soyuz-Fregat rocket. The spacecraft will deliver the most comprehensive map of the Milky Way to date.
18 December 2013, 06:50 PM ET
Lead U.S. Spacewalk Officer Allison Bolinger explains what the ISS astronauts will be doing over 3 spacewalks to repair cooling system. A pump module needs to be replaced.
18 December 2013, 04:11 PM ET
A piece of an asteroid likely from the asteroid belt burned up over Tennessee December 17th. The object was around 20 inches across and weighing approximately 400 lbs.
17 December 2013, 05:20 PM ET
A 1.3 foot wide space rock, traveling at 56,000 MPH, collided with the lunar surface on March 17th, 2013, and the explosion could be seen with the naked eye on Earth. NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter snapped imagery of the impact area.
17 December 2013, 02:33 PM ET
Using a billion pixel camera and 2 telescopes, the European spacecraft will scan every star at least 70 times during a 5 year period. This will create the most comprehensive guide to the Milky Way to date.
17 December 2013, 10:32 AM ET
Variable star RS Puppis was observed by the Space Telescope over a period of 5 weeks. These types of stars are unstable because they have consumed most of the hydrogen fuel. The pulsations seen are not moving gas, but light echoes.
16 December 2013, 01:33 PM ET
A large coronal hole has rotated its way into an Earth-affecting position. It is a dark region where the Sun's magnetic field is more open and emits high-speed solar wind. Auroras may be on tap for Earth as a result .