09 February 2015, 10:44 AM ET
The two white dwarf stars of planetary nebula Henize 2-428 will be drawn ever closer together over the next 700 million years, ultimately obliterating one another in a type 1A supernova
07 February 2015, 11:05 AM ET
The Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) will monitor the solar winds and give NOAA forecasters better lead time for solar storms that can affect satellites, communication and power grids on Earth.
05 February 2015, 05:26 PM ET
DARPA’s Airborne Launch Assist Space Access program (ALASA) plans to create a low cost (less the 1 millions dollars per launch) alternative for small satellite launches.
05 February 2015, 01:29 PM ET
NASA's Dawn Mission, tentatively scheduled for orbital insertion on March 6th, 2015, shot new images from about 90,000 miles distance. Ceres contains about a third of the entire mass of the Main Belt asteroids.
05 February 2015, 11:24 AM ET
The Hubble Space Telescope’s Wide Field Camera caught Io, Callisto and Europa and their shadows passing across the face of Jupiter on Jan. 23rd, 2015, which happens only once or twice per decade.
04 February 2015, 01:49 PM ET
NASA astronaut Don Pettit talks about being poked and prodded over the extent of his career to understand the effect of spaceflight on humans and to help make medical advances on Earth.
04 February 2015, 01:21 PM ET
Writer Sam Humphries and artist Ed McGuinness take the helm of the upcoming Marvel comics crossover which sends the two teams in search of an ancient artifact with "immeasurable power."
04 February 2015, 12:24 PM ET
This NASA animation flips the Moon’s phases and libration (wobble) to a vantage point beyond the lunar ‘far side’ from which our Earth’s phases can also be seen.
04 February 2015, 06:00 AM ET
While imaging the Trifid Nebula, Europe’s VISTA infrared telescope peered through our galaxy’s dusty center to reveal two new Cepheid Variable stars. Such stars brighten and fade predictably, giving astronomers a distance measuring tool.
03 February 2015, 02:39 PM ET
Europe’s Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV-4 “Albert Einstein”) met its demise on Nov. 2nd, 2013, carrying 1.6 tons of trash and used clothing from the International Space Station.
02 February 2015, 07:47 PM ET
During the 'State of NASA 2016' speech, administrator Charles Bolden talked about the space agency's Orion, Boeing's CST-100, and SpaceX's Dragon spacecrafts.
02 February 2015, 01:56 PM ET
Workers at various NASA centers recite copy written for unknown purposes pertaining to non-specific agency endeavors.
02 February 2015, 09:57 AM ET
NASA's Deep Space Network radar (Goldstone, CA + Green Bank, WV) obtained this enhanced view of Asteroid 2004 BL86 which has its own natural satellite.
31 January 2015, 09:11 AM ET
The Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) spacecraft was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base on January 31st, 2015. It will monitor Earth's soil moisture for 3 years.
30 January 2015, 12:00 PM ET
With 4km-long lasers, the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave
Observatories (LIGO) may detect cataclysmic events far from Earth. This film shows how scientists bridge the gap between the special language of astrophysics and bright young students.
30 January 2015, 11:32 AM ET
New images of Messier 51 (M51), SNR E0519-69.0, MSH 11-62, Cygnus A and RCW 86 have been released for this United Nations-declared event; each a composite of varying Space-based telescopes, including Chandra X-ray, Hubble and Spitzer Space Telescopes
29 January 2015, 01:07 PM ET
A pairing of Venus and Mars will grace the western sky at sunset throughout February 2015. On Friday the 20th, the crescent moon joins the band. Orion and Canis Major take the stage in the southern sky. Watch for Saturn and Jupiter too.
29 January 2015, 11:00 AM ET
A Hubble Space Telescope image of NGC 7714 and its companion NGC 7715 reveals dramatic interaction setting off bursts of star formation. This moment of the dance happened 100 million light-years from Earth.
28 January 2015, 04:25 PM ET
Space Station crew member Terry Virts (NASA) snapped imagery of the storm that slammed the Northeast United States during a night pass on Jan. 28th, 2015. The ISS was orbiting at an attitude of 260 miles during the fly-over.
28 January 2015, 11:39 AM ET
27 January 2015, 06:17 PM ET
Known by some as 'God's Hand,' the faint CG4 object is nothing like a comet. Discovered in 1976, CG4 might be an ordinary spherical star remnant distorted by nearby supernovas or fierce stellar winds from hot massive short-lived stars.
27 January 2015, 02:26 PM ET
Slated to be the world’s most powerful rocket when it flies, Falcon Heavy will attempt to return it’s core stage and boosters for rapid refurbishment and reuse. SpaceX is confident its accuracy will be sufficient to park the booster elements on land
27 January 2015, 09:56 AM ET
As NASA's Dawn mission approaches Ceres, it will continue to deliver imagery with better resolution than the last. This current set of images were snapped from 147,000 miles away on Jan. 25th, 2015.
26 January 2015, 06:35 PM ET
NASA Deep Space Network antenna at Goldstone, California obtained radar imagery of asteroid 2004 BL86, that flew by Earth at ~3.1 times the distance of the Moon on Jan. 26th, 2015.
26 January 2015, 12:16 PM ET
The NOAA GOES-13 satellite captured the massive winter storm bearing down on the east coast of the United States on Jan. 26th, 2015. GOES ‘sees’ infrared radiant energy and reflected visible light.
26 January 2015, 11:12 AM ET
ESA is developing its vision for lunar exploration. This film details all moon missions date and projects future robotic and extended human missions on the surface.
23 January 2015, 06:36 PM ET
The gravity and atmosphere of the Red Planet are far different than that of Earth. Helicopter design would have to be altered - NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Bob Balaram explains the challenges.
23 January 2015, 10:37 AM ET
22 January 2015, 11:46 AM ET
The groundbreaking technology needed for the Space Telescope had to invent itself. Retired NASA employees describe the build out. And the push back they received from some ground-based astronomer colleagues.
22 January 2015, 09:38 AM ET
21 January 2015, 11:16 AM ET
The U.S. president mentions the Orion test flight, NASA's Mars plans and praises astronaut Scott Kelly (who was in attendance) for his upcoming one-year ISS flight.
21 January 2015, 10:56 AM ET
The Mobile User Objective System (MUOS-3) satellite was launched for the US Navy on Jan. 20th, 2014 aboard an Atlas V rocket. The satellite will improve mobile communications for American troops.