11 February 2014, 04:13 PM ET
A prototype for future planetary landers, this vertical takeoff and landing craft flew 160 feet higher (467ft) than its last flight; also forward 637 feet, testing NASA's Automated Landing and Hazard Avoidance Technology (ALHAT).
11 February 2014, 11:40 AM ET
NASA's Cassini spacecraft snapped ultraviolet and infrared imagery of Saturn’s auroras in April & May, 2013. High energy electrons interacting with hydrogen molecules in the planet's atmosphere create the phenomenon.
11 February 2014, 11:22 AM ET
Dancing plasma rippling through the Sun's atmosphere, astonishing solar explosions and time-lapsed sunspots photographed by the Solar Dynamics Observatory’s many lenses during 2013. The probe launched from Kennedy Space Center on Feb. 11th 2010.
11 February 2014, 11:10 AM ET
As NASA launched its Solar Dynamics Observatory on Feb.11th 2010, the booster’s pass thru Mach 1 (“sound barrier”) produced a visible trace. The transonic wave interacted with a sundog, refracted light from high altitude ice crystals (video @ 1:45)
10 February 2014, 08:36 PM ET
What's new under the Sun? NASA's IRIS probe has taken an unusually detailed and deep look at the interface region beneath the Sun’s surface. It is much more violent and explosive than researchers previously believed.
10 February 2014, 02:54 PM ET
The constellation of 4 European Space Agency ‘Galileo' satellites, that will provide highly accurate global positioning to Europe, has passed its validation phase. The entire system will be 30 satellites - completion expected by 2019.
10 February 2014, 12:10 PM ET
New images of galaxy Centaurus A, equivalent to a single Chandra X-Ray telescope exposure nearly 10 days long taken between 1999 and 2012, shows bright jets from a supermassive black hole. A dark dust lane is a fossil of an ancient galaxy collision.
07 February 2014, 08:41 PM ET
Interfacing with rovers, laptops and other tech needed to explore the Red Planet, while dealing with the confines of a spacesuit can be difficult. MarsCrew134's crew engineer Sue Ann discuss her research into the problem.
07 February 2014, 01:19 PM ET
The new world of tele-anesthesiology and tele-surgery is practiced in high altitude Utah by MarsCrew134. The crew's executive and medical officer Dr. Susan Jewell discusses.
07 February 2014, 09:46 AM ET
In the latest episode of Space To Ground, the legendary anchor – and son of Texas – steps in to talk cargo crafts, the Olympic torch and station science.
07 February 2014, 09:14 AM ET
Satellites snapped imagery of a surprisingly snow-less Sierra mountain range, painting a grim picture of the water prognosis for California. NASA scientists are investing the cause.
07 February 2014, 07:12 AM ET
NASA astronaut Rick Mastracchio talks to Space.com's @MiriKramer about the Olympics from the International Space Station on Jan. 31st. 2014.
06 February 2014, 04:59 PM ET
The torch traveled by car, plane, reindeer, and rocket ship to its ultimate goal of lighting the flame at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. NASA revisits the trip the torch took to the ISS in Nov. 2013.
06 February 2014, 03:50 PM ET
The Mars Science Laboratory captured imagery of the brightest object in its twilight sky, Earth and its orbiting Moon. The rover's Mast Camera imaged them on January 31st, 2014, its 529th day on the Red Planet.
06 February 2014, 09:49 AM ET
Astronaut Mike Hopkins is using the Advanced Resistive Exercise Device aboard the International Space Station to perform 100 Pull Ups, Push Ups, Sit Ups and Air Squats.
06 February 2014, 09:27 AM ET
The planets location in the nightsky are pinpointed (you'll need binoculars or a telescope to spot Uranus and Neptune). Also, Comet's Lovejoy, Siding Spring and Linear can be viewed.
05 February 2014, 05:31 PM ET
The Progress 54 made first contact with the International Space Station at 5:22pm EST. It launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 11:23am. It is carrying 2.8 tons of food, fuel and supplies for the station crew.
05 February 2014, 11:34 AM ET
The Progress 54 cargo craft launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 11:23am and is set to arrive at 4:45pm. It is carrying 2.8 tons of food, fuel and supplies for the station crew.
05 February 2014, 10:53 AM ET
NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission will rendezvous with Asteroid Bennu in 2018. It carries a Touch-And-Go Sample Acquisition Mechanism (TAGSAM) that will collect samples of the asteroid from the end of a robotic arm.
05 February 2014, 06:00 AM ET
By analyzing brightness, as it rotates, astronomers see how asteroid 25143 Itokawa’s surface may be changing and gain clues to its interior. Images collected by Japan’s Hayabusa probe in 2005, plus ESO’s New Technology Telescope, form this animation.
04 February 2014, 04:43 PM ET
NASA studies of microgravity effects on vision have found that tissue at the back of the eyes swells and distorts in shape. This causes both nearsightedness and farsightedness for astronauts.
04 February 2014, 11:53 AM ET
The James Webb Space Telescope will be able to spot multiple objects at the same time with its NIRspec instrument, the first for a satellite spectrometer.
04 February 2014, 10:32 AM ET
A highly magnetic neutron star (Magnetar SGR 0418) has a much weaker magnetic field at its surface than others of its kind, but can still muster high-energy flares. Researchers believe a strong magnetic field lies tightly wrapped beneath its surface.
04 February 2014, 10:22 AM ET
Two Milky Way-sized spiral galaxies (the NGC 6240 system) will eventually become one elliptical galaxy with a mass of >10 billion Suns harboring one mega-singularity. The merger may touch off huge gravity waves.
03 February 2014, 03:59 PM ET
A CubeSat deployer brought to the International Space Station on the Cyngus capsule in January has been installed in in the Japanese Experiment Module Airlock and will start deploying the tiny satellites Februay 6th.
03 February 2014, 01:06 PM ET
Shimizu Corporation is developing plans to install a belt of solar cells around the equator of the Moon to beam energy via safe microwaves and lasers to Earth. A 2035 construction start date would mark 50 years the company has been planning this.
02 February 2014, 08:15 PM ET
On Feb 1st, 2014, Chad Blakley (lightsoverlapland.com) captured what he describes as a memory "that will forever live in the the minds of everyone that was luck enough to see the show in person". The auroras are seen this stunning time-lapse.
31 January 2014, 02:23 PM ET
MarsCrew134's crew scientist Vibha Srivastava describes extracting hydrogen fuel from soil sampled outside a simulated Mars habitat in Utah, a process called “in-situ resource utilization.”
31 January 2014, 08:53 AM ET
Fox and National Geographic have released the second trailer for Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, an epic follow up to Carl Sagan's widely renowned space documentary series. Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson will hosts, premieres in March 2013.
31 January 2014, 08:31 AM ET
NASA sponsored DiskDetective.org allows the public to sift through data from the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) mission to discover embryonic planetary systems. WISE has measurements of more that 745 million objects to be investigated.
30 January 2014, 04:05 PM ET
The bright 'star' overhead after the Sun sets, in the winter of 2014, is our closest gas giant, Jupiter and the red supergiant Betelgeuse, 650X bigger than the Sun, is one of the shoulder of the 'Great Hunter' (Orion Constellation).
30 January 2014, 02:06 PM ET
The sunspot cluster (now called Region 1967) that exploded with m and x class flares at the beginning of January 2014 has returned with m-class crackle. The Moon orbits between Solar Dynamics Observatory and the Sun as well.