05 July 2013, 10:26 AM ET
ESA tested splashdown on its Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle (IXV), a wingless body with movable rear flaps for control, on June 19th. Review found that parachutes provided such a gentle landing that the inflators never detected the splashdown.
03 July 2013, 11:37 AM ET
Using an innovative process that combines hundreds of flat 2D space photos, the upcoming IMAX movie 'In Saturn's Rings' brings depth to awe inspiring photos of planets and galaxies, allowing viewers to 'fly through' these cosmic wonders.
03 July 2013, 10:19 AM ET
The rover has been on the Red Planet for 9 years and has traveled 22.22 miles (35.76 km) and counting. The Apollo 17 moon rover held the record since 1972, with 22.21 miles (35.74 km).
03 July 2013, 09:30 AM ET
On July 1st, 2013, a large prominence erupted off the Sun's eastern limb and on July 3rd, an M1.5-class flare made a statement. Neither eruptions were Earth-directed. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory snapped imagery.
02 July 2013, 06:04 PM ET
In this simulation video, you can see how JPL / UCSB / Caltech's humanoid robot will make it's way through the various challenges of DARPA's VRC Competition including mud, hills, and driving vehicles.
02 July 2013, 05:56 PM ET
Charon, Nix and Hydra have been joined by the recently named Kerberos and Styx, forming a pantheon of underworld figures from Greek mythology. Pluto's family turns out to be a fascinating bunch of objects.
02 July 2013, 03:25 PM ET
The Mars Science Laboratory snapped imagery during a pass of the Martian moon shortly after sunset. Twenty seven minutes are sped up in this time-lapse.
02 July 2013, 01:39 PM ET
NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope captured this view of Comet ISON, the potential ‘comet of the century,’ just in time for the Fourth of July. The comet is the ultimate skyrocket, hurtling toward the sun at 48,000 mph.
02 July 2013, 10:08 AM ET
India has launched the 1st stage of its domestic satellite navigation network from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh which will eventually provide GPS-like services to civilians and the military. Powered by NewsLook.
02 July 2013, 09:25 AM ET
A Russian rocket exploded in a massive fireball late Monday (July 1), destroying three navigation satellites after a failed launch that appeared to veer out of control shortly after liftoff and crash back to Earth.
01 July 2013, 02:47 PM ET
The NASA probe will capture imagery of of the ringed planet with Earth in its backdrop on July 19th, 2013. NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory has created a public out reach program called 'Wave At Saturn' for the event and will compile a mosaic.
01 July 2013, 12:51 PM ET
Supernova G1.9+0.3, discovered in 2008, features unevenly distributed debris and iron moving at surprising high speeds. Most remnants are symetrical. A star explodes in our Galaxy roughly twice a century.
01 July 2013, 08:10 AM ET
High-resolution time-lapses of state-of-the-art telescopes, celestial structures and a simulation of the evolution of the universe are the highlights of the film co-produced by the European Southern Observatory.
28 June 2013, 02:08 PM ET
See when to see the Venus and Saturn, as well as constellations in the night sky, in July 2013 in this skywatching video guide.
28 June 2013, 02:07 PM ET
Mars and Jupiter will shine bright in the predawn morning skies of July 2013. Learn how to see the planets and the annual Delta Aquarid meteor shower in late July.
28 June 2013, 01:23 PM ET
Imagine you’re on a probe hurtling around the Red Planet. The Mars Webcam (VMC camera) on board the European Space Agency's Mars Express captured many images during a full orbit, which have been sequenced to create this video.
27 June 2013, 10:21 PM ET
A Pegasus-XL rocket carrying NASA's Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS) was dropped from the underside of Orbital Sciences' Lockheed L1011 TriStar aircraft and launched on June 27th, 2013.
27 June 2013, 02:57 PM ET
Researchers using data from Voyager 1's Low Energy Charged Particle instrument, which has continued recording data long past what engineers expected and is animated in this video, say the spacecraft has entered an unexpected area of the heliosphere.
27 June 2013, 01:18 PM ET
Toyota is teaming up with Japan's space program to send Kirobo to space. The robot astronaut is built with Toyota's latest voice-recognition software to test future applications for robot-human interaction.
27 June 2013, 12:12 PM ET
In the premiere episode of NASA's 'International Space Station Science Garage', hosts Mike Massimino and Don Pettit talk to Chris Hadfield and Tom Marshburn about Expedition 35's spacewalk to repair an ammonia leak.
27 June 2013, 11:41 AM ET
The new exhibit at the Kennedy Space Center leaves you within an arms length of the orbiter that spent over 306 days in Space and orbited the earth nearly 5000 times. The exhibit opens June 29th, 2013.
27 June 2013, 12:00 AM ET
The SETI Institute, the Space Tourism Society and PayPal are teaming up to create PayPal Galactic to support the space tourism industry and tackle the challenges of transferring and accessing money from space.
26 June 2013, 02:21 PM ET
‘Star Trek’ superfans Adam and Leslie Schneider unveil the fully restored Galileo shuttlecraft, a life-size prop from the iconic 1960s TV science fiction series while fans cheer on June 22, 2013. The Galileo will be donated to Space Center Houston.
26 June 2013, 08:19 AM ET
25% of the Earths surface is green with vegetation. The NASA/NOAA Suomi NPP satellite detects the fine differences is vegetation across the planet and has delivered some of the highest detailed data to date.
25 June 2013, 04:01 PM ET
The commercial aerospace company successfully launched a NASA mission with government, commercial and student payloads on June 21st, 2013 into sub-orbital space from New Mexico.
25 June 2013, 03:08 PM ET
Asteroid 2013 MZ5 was discovered by the University of Hawaii's PanSTARR-1 telescope. It is 1000ft across and is not a threat to Earth. It took 115 years (first NEO discovery: 1898) to reach the 10,000 milestone.
25 June 2013, 07:07 AM ET
By combining new observations with existing data from HARPS at ESO’s 3.6-metre telescope in Chile, star Gliese 667C has been shown to harbor a record breaking 3 super-Earths within the habitable zone where liquid water (and even life) could exist.
24 June 2013, 04:15 PM ET
Onboard video footage shows a rocket’s flight during the International Rocketry Challenge, held during the Paris Air Show on June 21, 2013, at Le Bourget Airport. The goal of the challenge was to launch a rocket 750 feet in the air within a 48- to 50
24 June 2013, 03:56 PM ET
Each frame represents one hour of phase and libration as seen from points south of the equator. Includes the Moon's orbit position, sub-Earth and subsolar points and distance from Earth.
24 June 2013, 10:10 AM ET
Arctic-permafrost holds more carbon than all fossil-fuel emissions since record-keeping began in 1850. NASA's Carbon in Arctic Reservoir's Vulnerability Experiment (CARVE) monitors melting which could expose carbon, accelerating global warming.
24 June 2013, 07:12 AM ET
Two strong M2-class solar flares erupted from the Sun's eastern limb on June 21st and June 23rd, 2013. Sunspots AR1777 and AR1778 were the source of the explosions and neither were Earth-directed. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captured imagery.
21 June 2013, 04:58 PM ET
SPACE.com staff writer Miriam Kramer speaks with NASA Astronomer Michelle Thaller about the upcoming 'Super Moon'.