27 February 2014, 01:41 PM ET
The NASA-JAXA Global Precipitation Measurement Core Observatory (GPM) was launched from the Tanegashima Space Center, Japan on February 27th, 2014. The satellite will provide near real-time precipitation data.
26 February 2014, 06:56 PM ET
The pulsar jet, called IGR J1104-6103, is traveling between 2.5-5 million MPH, making it one of the fastest moving pulsars ever observed. It began its journey from the center of supernova remnant SNR MSH 11-61A in the Milky Way galaxy, its believed.
26 February 2014, 03:02 PM ET
On Feb. 26th, 2014, NASA announced that it has added 715 new planets to the roster of known exoplanets. Kepler Space Telescope data was used in the discovery. Four of the new planets reside in the habitable zone of its host star.
26 February 2014, 01:33 PM ET
A star (Kepler 296 system) about half the size of our Sun is harboring at least 5 planets. It is not yet known if the outermost planet, in the habitable zone (green area in video), called Kepler-296f, is a gas or water world.
26 February 2014, 10:05 AM ET
NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) captured close-ups and the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) had the wide view of the Feb. 24th, 2014 X4.9-class flare. Also, SOHO's view provides imagery of the resulting coronal mass ejection (CME).
25 February 2014, 05:16 PM ET
A peanut-shaped 1300 foot-long asteroid, named 2006 DP14, flew about 1.5 million miles away from Earth on February 10th, 2014. NASA scientists used the Deep Space Network antenna at Goldstone, Calif. to take radar images of it on February 11th.
25 February 2014, 08:06 AM ET
A old Sunspot (now called AR1990, formerly AR1967) has made its way back around to the Earth-facing side of the Sun. It has unleaded a X4.9-class solar flare that ejected a bright glob of plasma on February 24th, 2014 (EST).
24 February 2014, 10:23 AM ET
A space rock impacted the surface of the moon on September 11, 2013 with explosive force of 15 tons of tnt. It was estimated to be between 1.9 and 4 feet wide, 880 lbs (400kg) and traveling at ~38,000mph (61,000 km/h).
24 February 2014, 09:35 AM ET
An estimated 4 foot-wide, 880 lbs asteroid hit the moon on September 11th, 2013. It had explosive force of 15 tons of TNT. Spanish telescopes that are part of Moon Impacts Detection and Analysis System (MIDAS) recorded the explosion. (looped)
21 February 2014, 02:45 PM ET
How did ‘COSMOS: A SPACETIME ODYSSEY’ come to premiere on a network some think is not friendly to science literacy? Neil deGrasse Tyson, Ann Druyan & Mitch Cannold share perspectives on science and censorship with Space.com’s @DavidSkyBrody
21 February 2014, 10:59 AM ET
On January 28th, 2014, NASA's Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS) witnessed an M-class flare, the strongest its seen since it was launched. The spacecraft studies the Sun's chromosphere.
20 February 2014, 04:45 PM ET
A rare black widow binary star system consists of one of heaviest neutrons stars (~2X Sun Mass) known and a small companion star (12X Jupiter Mass) in the tightest orbit ever seen. High-energy particles from the former are obliterating its companion.
19 February 2014, 03:10 PM ET
NASA has set up a "rapid response system" to pick the best candidates for its ambitious asteroid-capture mission, which aims to haul a near-Earth object into a stable orbit around the moon.
19 February 2014, 01:52 PM ET
Astronomers using data from NASA's Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer (RXTE) have accounted for a dozen instances of X-ray signals diminished by gas clouds. Scientists have surmised that the clouds can average 4 billion miles across and 2X Earth's mass.
18 February 2014, 04:17 PM ET
The Mars Science Laboratory recently crossed a sand dune called Dingo Gap, leaving behind a terrain full of sharp, well cemented rocks on its way past 5,000 meters traveled on the martian surface.
14 February 2014, 04:29 PM ET
NASA is training Robonaut 2 in telemedicine, hoping that one day the robot (controlled by humans) could administer care to astronauts flying aboard the International Space Station.
14 February 2014, 01:25 PM ET
Cosmonaut Elena Serova salutes her female predecessors that paved her way to becoming a cosmonaut. She will become the first Russian woman in space since Yelena Kondakova's STS-84 mission in May 1997.
14 February 2014, 12:23 PM ET
Even though it was under construction, the International Space Station has been performing groundbreaking research over the past ten years. A recent ten year extension means the ISS will have another decade to do research in a number of fields.
13 February 2014, 11:56 AM ET
Upcoming tele-operations test - Remote Robotic Oxidizer Transfer Test (RROxiTT) robot at the Kennedy Space Center will be controlled by engineers at the Goddard Space Center. A corrosive toxic liquid fuel (NTO) will be pumped into a mock satellite.
13 February 2014, 10:46 AM ET
The winter storm the battered the southeast United States has now settled over the Northeast. Over a foot of snow, damaging winds and ice are forecasted for Feb. 13th, 2014. NOAA's GOES-East satellite has been providing coverage.
12 February 2014, 06:42 PM ET
Kurina in Swedish Lapland will be the future home of a 'world-class' spaceport that will offer zero-g and northern lights flights, centrifuge training and more.
12 February 2014, 04:34 PM ET
The NOAA GOES-East satellite has sent imagery down to Earth from Feb. 10-12, 2014. The storm is blasting the east coast of the United States with dangerous winter weather.
12 February 2014, 03:41 PM ET
Surface features, such as furrows, grooves and impact craters are illustrated on this 360 degree view of the moon. The best imagery from NASA's Voyager 1 and 2 and Galileo spacecrafts were used to create it. Galileo Galilei discovered it in 1610.
11 February 2014, 07:54 PM ET
The Mars Science Laboratory made the 23-foot drive on Feb. 6th, 2014. The rover's rear Hazard-Avoidance Camera (rear Hazcam) captured 9 images of the drive. On the right side of the horizon is Mount Sharp. (Looped several times)
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.