20 November 2012, 03:44 PM ET
When a bright aerospace mind has a killer aerospace idea to change the world for the better, it needs a nurturing environment. Mojave Air and Space Port provides a wonderful place to test-fire sparks of genius and fan the flames of creativity.
20 November 2012, 02:22 PM ET
A disc, micro-etched with 100 contemporary historical photographs is set to launch aboard an EchoStar XVI communication satellite and remain on geostationary orbit until the fires of a dying sun envelop it. Properly dubbed The Last Pictures Project.
20 November 2012, 12:59 PM ET
Crew-members onboard the International Space Station will celebrate the US day of thanks with a combination of American and Russian foods. Commander Kevin Ford runs though the list.
20 November 2012, 10:46 AM ET
The European Space Agency spends 85% of its budget right at home with partnerships and contracts that directly and indirectly delivers over 300,000 jobs to the Space sector. The investment is leading to growth and competitiveness in many industries.
20 November 2012, 10:46 AM ET
Even though it was a light turn out for the showering meteors this year. John Chumack (galacticimages.com) still captured some stunning fireworks over the 3 day span of November 16-19, 2012.
20 November 2012, 10:29 AM ET
The Dwarf Planet pass in front of a distant star (occulation) was witnessed from several locations in South America. Data from, European observatories in Chile shows it is not like Pluto as previously thought due to a lack of atmosphere.
19 November 2012, 10:51 AM ET
The Pine Island Glacier huge crack has been flown over once again by the NASA's Operation IceBridge. New measurements shows a widening and lengthening of the original and the formation of a second fracture. The data shows it prime to calve.
19 November 2012, 10:37 AM ET
The latest NASA supersonics research projects aimed at reducing/mitigating the effect of sonic booms, the Farfield Investigation of No Boom Threshold, or FaINT, research project will help engineers better understand the quiet edge of sonic booms.
19 November 2012, 08:51 AM ET
A black hole, a million times more massive than the Sun, fired off a high energy x-ray burst detected by NASA's NuStar mission on its first observing campaign. Unidentified matter superheated to around 100,000,000° celsius emitted these hard x-rays.
16 November 2012, 06:14 PM ET
A giant explosion on the Sun was captured by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory on November 16th, 2012. It sent a coronal mass ejection into Space but not in Earth's direction.
16 November 2012, 11:55 AM ET
This simulation of aerosols moving through our atmosphere shows how the different types of particulate matter mix and move around our atmosphere. Reds represent dust, green and black are organic carbons, whites are sulphates, and blues sea salt.
16 November 2012, 11:17 AM ET
Since arriving on the Red Planet in August, Curiosity's been analyzing its environment with an array of sensors. Pressure readings indicate the presence of dust devils, but the twisters likely haven't been dusty enough to photograph yet.
15 November 2012, 02:48 PM ET
A black hole spins. But when its axis of rotation is offset from the surrounding mass of gas and plasma, a black hole’s energetic jets may wobble and tumble in a perfect test of Einstein’s theories as they spray millions of miles across Space.
15 November 2012, 01:28 PM ET
Amateur astronomer John Chumack (galacticimages.com) captured these images of the Leonid Meteors, which won't reach their peak until the night and following morning of November 16th to 17th.
15 November 2012, 12:24 PM ET
Likely most distant object known, galaxy MACS0647-JD was recently found by the Great Observatories - Hubble and Spitzer Space Telescopes, looking back to 420 million years after the Big Bang in the region between Ursa Major and Minor.
15 November 2012, 11:41 AM ET
The Hinode space probe captured the movement of the moon in front of the sun on November 13, 2012. The spacecraft, a collaboration between the space agencies of Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States, orbits the Earth while facing the sun.
15 November 2012, 09:57 AM ET
Photographer Guy Strong (www.guystrongphotography.com) captured the aurora borealis just outside of Leland, Michagan on November 14th, 2012.
14 November 2012, 01:38 PM ET
The breathtaking Total Solar Eclipse on November 13, 2012 was viewable on Earth from a narrow corridor in the Southern Hemisphere. Re-live the spectacle from a minute before and after the pinnacle of the eclipse.
14 November 2012, 11:40 AM ET
Shookie Basuroy proposed to Rajeep while flying above Cairns, Australia shortly after the moment of totality. Hot Air Cairns (Hot Air Balloon flight company) was on hand to capture the proposal.
14 November 2012, 09:50 AM ET
Europe's Space-based solar observatory Proba-2 passed through the Moon's shadow on 3 of the 14.5 orbits it completed around the Earth on November 13, 2012, the day of a total solar eclipse visible in Australia.
13 November 2012, 10:10 AM ET
Astronomers have discovered a “rogue planet” (no, NOT Nibiru!) that seems to be travelling with a set of young stars – called the AB Doradus Moving Group – but isn’t orbiting any of them. If it’s part of that family, scientists can gauge its age.
12 November 2012, 06:35 PM ET
SpaceX’s reusable rocket prototype, called Grasshopper, has taken its highest hop yet, a 17.7-foot flight test to demonstrate its closed loop thruster vectors and throttle controls
12 November 2012, 03:40 PM ET
Compared to the biggest and smallest stars, the size of our sun is right in the middle. And it's in the middle of it's life too; 5 billion years old and 5 billion yet to go before expanding into a red giant then collapsing into a white dwarf.
12 November 2012, 12:27 PM ET
NASA's Chandra X-Ray Observatory has discovered nearly 1,500 young stars in the Cygnus OB2 star cluster. These stars are only one to seven million years old, which makes them newborn babies when compared to our five billion year old Sun.
12 November 2012, 09:48 AM ET
Europe's Galileo global navigation system will eventually be comprised of 30 satellites. Early tests of those already launched indicate the system will be extremely accurate and robust, enabling self-landing aircraft and self-driving cars.