Video Archive
05 November 2015, 10:12 AM ET
04 November 2015, 01:32 PM ET
On Nov. 4th, 2015, the Sun 'spits' into space following a M3-class eruption. Earlier in the day the sunspot AR2445 blasted an M1.3 flare, spewing superheated plasma out and back onto itself.
04 November 2015, 10:39 AM ET
The 'International Charter Space & Major Disasters', founded in 2000 by the European, French and Canadian space agencies, pools satellite imagery from multiple satellites with no expectation of return on investment.
04 November 2015, 09:52 AM ET
On Nov. 19th, the first quarter moon – one of the best times to see mountains and craters along the terminator – sets at midnight. The areas where humans walked: Apollo 11, 15, 16, 17 are pinpointed in this video.
03 November 2015, 03:40 PM ET
Watch as the International Takes Shape in this speeded up NASA animation of its decade-long assembly, which began in 1998 and will end around 2010.
02 November 2015, 01:57 PM ET
The space agency pulls out the banjo – and maybe the moonshine? – to sing the praises of the International Space Station's first 15 years of service.
30 October 2015, 01:27 PM ET
The twin fish of Pisces, the golden ram of Aries, and the Triangulum constellation are great targets this month. Meanwhile, Mars, Venus and the moon make a tight pairing early in November and Leonid meteors rain in the middle of the month.
30 October 2015, 12:13 PM ET
Scientists will be treated to a near fly-by of a recently discovered 1300-foot-wide asteroid on Oct. 31st, 2015. They will be using their Deep Space Network's 34-meter (110-foot) DSS 13 antenna in Goldstone, California.
28 October 2015, 11:29 PM ET
The Grammy-nominated musician believes that human awareness is expanding - with the help of science. Comprehending Humanity's significance (and insignificance on our "little blue marble”) gives Potter inspiration and illumination.
28 October 2015, 09:48 AM ET
Space rock 2015 TB145 is the size of a skyscraper at an estimated 1300 feet long (~400m) and will zoom past Earth on Oct. 31st, 2015 at a distance of roughly 300,000 miles.
28 October 2015, 07:00 AM ET
Sifting datasets from the VISTA Telescope survey have detected 35 very young stars hiding in the thick dust of our galaxy’s "central bulge." This area has long been regarded as an old age home of Milky Way stars.  
27 October 2015, 09:56 AM ET
World View Enterprises of Tucson, AZ plans to charge $75,000 for 1 to 2 hours of “black sky” experience, with wi-fi, a bar, and a bathroom. A 10 percent scale model of their capsule was lofted to 100,475 feet via high-altitude balloon.
26 October 2015, 05:31 PM ET
On Oct. 28th, 2015, NASA's Cassini spacecraft will zoom past in excess of 19,000 mph, sampling the water plume emanating from its south pole. The instrumentation will be looking for signs of habitability on the icy world.
23 October 2015, 11:36 AM ET
The object, called WT1190F, was observed using the University of Hawaii 2.2-metre telescope on Oct. 9th, 2015. It is thought to be a spent upper stage rocket body.
21 October 2015, 01:09 PM ET
Scott Kelly officially broke the record for the most time spent in space by a U.S. astronaut on Oct. 13th. 2015, surpassing Mike Finke's record 381 days. The president called to congratulate him on the achievement on Oct. 19.
21 October 2015, 06:00 AM ET
160,000 light years away, the Tarantula Nebula houses many young, hot stars. But the weirdest is probably the "over-contact" binary named VFTS 352 whose two huge, hot surfaces are touching as they dance rapidly around.
20 October 2015, 10:36 AM ET
Over a period of 6 years, activity on the red giant star XX Tri was observed using the STELLA robotic telescopes on Tenerife and a technique called Doppler imaging.
19 October 2015, 02:11 PM ET
NASA’s new website for its Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) mission will be updated daily with images captured 12 to 36 hours prior. 22 Images from Oct. 17th, 2015 ave been compiled to show one full rotation. (looped several times)
19 October 2015, 12:33 PM ET
The 42nd President of the United States sits down with host Neil deGrasse Tyson in the season premiere of Star Talk on National Geographic Channel on Oct. 25th, 2015. Here’s a preview.
19 October 2015, 10:18 AM ET
The 1450 foot-wide (470m) asteroid 2015 TB145 will pass within 300,000mi (480,000km) of Earth. It was discovered on October 10th by the Panoramic Survey Telescope and Rapid Response System (Pan-STARRS).
19 October 2015, 10:08 AM ET
In a promotion for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the Japanese airline ANA has painted one of their 787-9 Dreamliner in with R2-D2 colors and design. This time-lapse video shows how the plane was painted and its first flight with the new design.
16 October 2015, 10:22 AM ET
An emerging Sunspot made its presence felt with a blast of towering superheated plasma on Oct. 16th, 2015. A nearby sunspot (AR2434) can also be seen flaring. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captured the solar fireworks display.
16 October 2015, 09:39 AM ET
A surge in flares was observed emanating from Sagittarius A* in the middle of 2014. It coincided with an object with a mass of 4 million Suns nearing the black hole. Named G2, it was thought to be a dust cloud but now appears to be a huge star.
14 October 2015, 11:48 AM ET
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12 October 2015, 08:00 AM ET
All stars, from young proto-stars to supermassive black holes flicker. That flickering light can be translated into audio waves. Simone Scaringi created sound files that mimics what star accretion might sound like.
08 October 2015, 09:01 AM ET
The United Launch Alliance rocket launched the NROL-55 mission for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) on Oct. 8th, 2015 from the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. 13 cubesats also flew to orbit on the rocket.
07 October 2015, 01:00 PM ET
Just 32 light-years from us, a star called AU Microscopii violently flares much more strongly than our Sun. The Hubble Space Telescope and Very Large Telescope have now picked up 5 distinct arches in the flattened cloud of gas.
07 October 2015, 10:09 AM ET
Dava Newman, NASA Deputy Administrator, explains how solar-electric propulsion, deep space atomic clocks, spacesuits, and laser communication are key technologies for humans to explore Mars and beyond.