30 April 2015, 10:20 AM ET
In its first test flight, the private space company's new vehicle reached an altitude of 307,000 feet and safely parachuted back to Earth on April 29th, 2015.
30 April 2015, 09:36 AM ET
Venus, Mercury, Jupiter and Saturn can be seen in the evening. With binoculars, the Virgo Cluster of Galaxies and its Sombrero Galaxy (M104).
30 April 2015, 07:20 AM ET
Using the ESO's Very Large Telescope, astronomers have created a new 3D visualization of the the famous Eagle Nebula, showing distance between each ‘pillar.’ Space.com stirs in Hubble images.
29 April 2015, 06:23 PM ET
"We have a lot of redundancy onboard the space station" says NASA's Scott Kelly in an Associated Press interview on April 30th, 2015. The Progress 59 cargo ship experienced a fatal glitch and its docking to the Space Station has been cancelled.
29 April 2015, 04:17 PM ET
Dwarf planet Pluto and its largest moon Charon are seen to orbit one another in this set of images from NASA’s Pluto New Horizons LORRI camera, taken when the spacecraft was about 90 days out from its closest encounter.
29 April 2015, 12:13 PM ET
The1.6m New Solar Telescope at the ground-based Big Bear Solar Observatory has captured unprecedented images of a twisting solar magnetic structure as it touches off ribbons of flares.
28 April 2015, 02:25 PM ET
In October 2011, the Progress 42P spacecraft was undocked from the International Space Station and destroyed in a fiery atmospheric re-entry. It safely burned up over the Pacific Ocean.
28 April 2015, 01:21 PM ET
The Senate voted unanimously April 27 to confirm Dava Newman as NASA's deputy administrator, more than six months after she was nominated.
28 April 2015, 10:21 AM ET
The Progress 59 spacecraft developed an issue after separating from its Soyuz booster. Shortly after separation, TV cameras were turned on aboard the spacecraft, revealing it to be spinning. Mission controllers are currently working the problem.
28 April 2015, 09:52 AM ET
27 April 2015, 04:40 PM ET
27 April 2015, 02:49 PM ET
27 April 2015, 11:58 AM ET
Star cluster NGC 6388 seems to produce x-rays from a source other than its black hole, whose brightness decrease at a rate comparable to "theoretical models of a disruption of a planet."...
27 April 2015, 11:45 AM ET
27 April 2015, 09:09 AM ET
Healthy snacks aboard the international Space Station include dried fruit, cereal, nuts, seeds and more. ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti shows off the selection aboard the ISS's Node 1 (Unity Module).
24 April 2015, 12:47 PM ET
24 April 2015, 10:01 AM ET
Kelsea Brennan-Wessels, from ESA's 'Earth From Space' series,
leads you through a tour of the United States' peninsula with imagery from the Sentinel 1-A satellite.
24 April 2015, 07:49 AM ET
24 April 2015, 07:18 AM ET
23 April 2015, 08:59 PM ET
23 April 2015, 05:36 PM ET
The challenge is to tell them, through the medium of video, image or story, about an 'invention or innovation' that you've encountered. Find out more about it at xprizechallenge.org.
23 April 2015, 04:59 PM ET
23 April 2015, 11:33 AM ET
Based on Hubble Telescope data, Space Telescope Science Institute’s (STSci) astrovisualization team produced this awe-inspiring journey through the heart of the star Westerlund 2 cluster.
23 April 2015, 10:52 AM ET
This stellar city, in the Carina constellation, 20,000 light-years away from Earth, is the home of many of our galaxy's hottest and brightest stars. Powerful winds from these powerhouses carve an incredible landscape in the gas of the nearby nebula.
22 April 2015, 06:09 PM ET
12 builders from Frank D’iorio’s Diorama Workshop assisted ~1500 fans construct the city from the "The Empire Strikes Back". 400 setpieces were created and over 800 figures from Hasbro and Kenner populated the city.
22 April 2015, 12:31 PM ET
Michael Soluri tells Space.com of his intimate access to NASA's Hubble Servicing Mission 4's crew and instruments. His new book 'Infinite Worlds' is available on Amazon.
22 April 2015, 12:20 PM ET
22 April 2015, 11:29 AM ET
22 April 2015, 10:36 AM ET
In 2010, President Obama set forth several initiatives for America’s space agency. This 2015 NASA video attempts to report on the status of those projects.
22 April 2015, 10:15 AM ET
Super-cold nitrogen geysers on Neptune’s moon Triton, and hot sulfurous plumes high above Jupiter’s moon Io, reveal how these fascinating worlds work. Watch ‘Secrets of the Universe’ on Hulu. http://www.hulu.com/secrets-of-the-universe
22 April 2015, 07:00 AM ET
Exoplanet 51 Pegasi b, located ~50 light years away in Pegasus, was suspected in 1995 from the motion of its star. Now the HARPS instrument at ESO’s La Silla Observatory has detected the spectrum of that star's visible light reflected off the planet.
21 April 2015, 01:38 PM ET
When a massive star dies, it re-seeds the universe with elements to form more complex stars. When astronomers witness these cataclysms, they begin to think differently about how the universe works. Watch ‘Secrets of the Universe’ on Hulu. http://www.