20 August 2013, 02:48 PM ET
NASA’s eight newest astronauts, the class of 2013, hope to explore strange new worlds aboard 21st century spacecraft. Take a quick look at America’s newest space travelers.
20 August 2013, 10:00 AM ET
Herbig-Haro 46/47 is releasing two jets of materials at high speeds, causing gases around the young star to glow. Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter Array captured this glow, revealing a more energetic star than previously thought.
19 August 2013, 05:17 PM ET
NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy radioed Mission Control to report an ‘unidentified object’ floating outside the International Space Station on Aug. 19, 2013. Was it a UFO? No, NASA says, just an antenna cover from the station’s Russian segment.
19 August 2013, 02:27 PM ET
These images from the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) show what looks to be a comet colliding with the sun.
16 August 2013, 01:17 PM ET
Photographer Chad Blakley and video editor Tom Malkowicz have outdone themselves in a compilation of Northern Lights from 2012 and 2013. Some of the sequences were reproduced to deliver a near 'just like you were there' real-time feel.
16 August 2013, 12:12 PM ET
Working with the U.S. Navy, NASA successfully tested the recovery system for the Orion crew module. Divers in small boats attached tow lines to the capsule and led it to a flooded well deck, which was subsequently drained.
16 August 2013, 12:10 PM ET
The possible 'Comet of the Century' will come about 6.5 million miles away from the Red Planet, much closer than it will Earth. NASA will have its eyes on the ground and sky pointed in its direction.
15 August 2013, 05:14 PM ET
The Mars Science Laboratory used its Mast Camera to photograph the larger moon Phobos occult the smaller Deimos. 41 images taken on Aug. 1st, 2013 are compiled and time-lapsed (real-time was 55 seconds).
14 August 2013, 04:19 PM ET
The meteor that rocked the world in February 2013 also left a trail of dust around it. NASA's Suomi NPP Satellite tracked the plume and showed that it had traveled around the northern hemisphere and back to Chelyabinsk, Russia in 4 days.
14 August 2013, 01:48 PM ET
The Falcon 9 test rig (codenamed Grasshopper) successfully completed a 'divert' test, with the ship making a 100m lateral maneuver while reaching an altitude of 250m. This test demonstrated the ships ability to make more aggressive maneuvers.
14 August 2013, 01:00 PM ET
Zoom in on the pulsar PSR J1745-2900 that has helped astronomers discover a powerful magnetic field around the monster black hole Sagittarius A* at the center of our Milky Way Galaxy.
14 August 2013, 12:04 PM ET
Apparently a dwarf galaxy has slammed into a a larger spiral galaxy (NGC 1232) 60 million light years away. New data from the Chandra X-Ray Observatory has revealed a collision indication 6 million degree gas cloud, that can only be viewed in X-rays.
14 August 2013, 11:49 AM ET
Sierra Nevada Corp. ran its flight vehicle through a series of tests at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center in California. The braking and landing systems were tests at speeds ranging from 10 to 60 mph.
14 August 2013, 10:05 AM ET
The annual meteor shower, characterized by NASA as the best of the year, were recorded by camera in Alabama, New Mexico and more on Aug, 10-12, 2013. The meteors are fragments of the comet Swift-Tuttle and have been observed for at least 2,000 years.
13 August 2013, 10:18 AM ET
Small spare parts on the International Space Station have always been a mission-critical issue for cargo managers. 3D printing parts could lower cost and save time.
12 August 2013, 02:40 PM ET
Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk says he has an idea for a new, high speed form of transportation called Hyperloop.
12 August 2013, 02:04 PM ET
The Experimental Delta Clipper was developed by the predecessor to the Missile Defense Agency (MDA), the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization (BMDO). The test was conducted at the White Sands Missile Range In New Mexico (Space Harbor Site).
12 August 2013, 12:57 PM ET
There is not enough water produced on the ISS to accommodate an 'out of this world' washing machine. All clothes are replaced by cargo missions and dirty laundry (not spacesuits) is burnt up on the cargo craft's atmospheric re-entry and destruction.
09 August 2013, 06:05 PM ET
The independent documentary 'One Way Astronaut' follows four Mars One applicants set on colonizing red planet.
09 August 2013, 01:32 PM ET
The space rock, named 2013 PJ10, made a surprisingly close fly-by on August 4th, 2013. The La Sangra Sky Survey discovered it on the same day. Its closest approach was about 238,900 miles away (384,000 km) or Lunar Distance.
08 August 2013, 09:16 PM ET
Camille, of Beatty Robotics (beatty-robotics.com), is a machinist and programmer of a new Mars Rover, built for display at the New York Hall of Science.
08 August 2013, 05:16 PM ET
This sci-fi action picture leaves a thoughtful impression. Elysium’s lead actor talks with SPACE.com’s Dave Brody about realizing writer-director Neil Blomkamp’s balanced vision of entertainment and enlightenment. And about how to 'work the suit.'
08 August 2013, 05:02 PM ET
Elysium’s Kruger is equal parts Terminator, mercenary, bounty hunter and black ops killer. Actor Sharlto Copley (District 9) talks with SPACE.com’s Dave Brody about personifying ruthlessly-applied dark-tech & the funny business of sci-fi villainy.
08 August 2013, 03:33 PM ET
The Perseid meteor shower is still days away from hitting its peak, but a NASA camera network has already captured video of fireballs from the annual night sky light show. NASA's meteor cameras spotted the early Perseid meteor July 30.
08 August 2013, 12:30 PM ET
Space Frontier Foundation's 'There Is Another Way' promotes a private-powered program, from LEO to Lunar-fueled 'gas-stations' to sustainable Mars transit.
08 August 2013, 12:24 PM ET
Foster, who plays 'Delacourt', the protector of the privileged aboard the Elysium space habitat, speaks of current state of Earth's citizens and Elysium's relationship to Blomkamp's earlier cult hit movie.
07 August 2013, 06:57 PM ET
Eight months of R&D and 75 revisions (at New Zealand's Weta Workshop) were needed to finalize the 'HULC suit' - the bio-mechanical exoskeleton worn by characters Max (Matt Damon) and Kruger (Sharlto Copley).
07 August 2013, 03:43 PM ET
One day humans will walk (and work) on the Red Planet, creating a need for the next step in roving robotics. On a north Utah rough terrain desert in May 2013, several universities and their rovers from across the globe were put to the test.
07 August 2013, 01:42 PM ET
The Mars Science Laboratory team talks about what was exciting to them about year one on Mars and what the future has to offer.
06 August 2013, 04:33 PM ET
Gas Clouds' NGC 2014 (pink) and NGC 2020 (blue) reside next to each other, but are quite different. Their chemical make up (oxygen & hydrogen) and star temperatures create the glow. Located in the Large Magellanic Cloud, 163,000 light-years away.
06 August 2013, 11:09 AM ET
During the height of the solar cycle, the magnetic field changes polarity, pushing a ripple effect across the Solar System that's detectable by even the far-away Voyager probes.
05 August 2013, 05:51 PM ET
In celebration of the Mars Science Laboratory's one year birthday on Mars, engineers at Goddard Space Flight Center used the Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) instrument to play Happy Birthday to Curiosity.