28 November 2013, 09:37 AM ET
As the comet approaches perihelion on Nov. 28th, 2013, it has significantly brightened and its tail has started to bend . The NASA/ESA SOHO spacecraft has captured imagery.
27 November 2013, 10:22 AM ET
On Nov. 27th, 2013, the NASA/ESA Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) captured ISON as it closes in on its Thanksgiving Day date with the Sun. It's traveling at 240,000 mph and is currently surviving the high heat, according to Spaceweather.com.
27 November 2013, 07:21 AM ET
Food scientist Vickie Kloeris gives SPACE.com's @MiriKramer the run down on the food that the ISS crew will be eating on Thanksgiving 2013.
27 November 2013, 06:00 AM ET
A lesser known region of the Large Magellanic Cloud, NGC 2035 (right), has been photographed using the European Southern Observatory telescope in Chile. The effects of new star birth and stellar death are on display.
26 November 2013, 05:05 PM ET
NASA's STEREO-A spacecraft has had its eyes set on the comet for the past few days and has delivered the best time-lapse to date. Comet ISON and the smaller Comet Enke, along with Earth and Mercury can be seen. (looped 3X)
26 November 2013, 10:21 AM ET
NASA Scientist Dr. Michelle Thaller talks to SPACE.com's @TariqjMalik about the possible 'comet of the century' two days prior to its Nov. 28th, 2013 date with the Sun.
25 November 2013, 07:01 PM ET
The manager of NASA's Near-Earth Object Program office Don Yeomans, explains what will be left, if anything, of the possible 'comet of the century' after its date with the Sun (Nov 27th, 2013).
25 November 2013, 04:00 PM ET
The Progress 53 cargo ship successfully launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on a mission to resupply the International Space Station.
25 November 2013, 10:24 AM ET
In 2007, a coronal mass ejection from the Sun tore off Comet Enke's tail. As Comet ISON approaches its closest approach to the Sun, it could suffer the same fate.
24 November 2013, 09:30 AM ET
Comet ISON is slated to skim just 730,000 miles above the solar surface on Nov. 28. ISON has brightened considerably as it’s zoomed closer to the sun recently, giving researchers interested in comet composition a lot to look forward to.
22 November 2013, 07:40 PM ET
JAXA's ISS Program Manager Masazumi Miyake explains how 3 nanosatellites (aka cubesats) were deployed from the Japanese 'Kibo' Experimental Module on Nov. 19. 2013.
22 November 2013, 01:41 PM ET
With the success of the SpaceX and Orbital Sciences spacecrafts, NASA is looking forward to sending humans to low-Earth orbit with commercial partners.
22 November 2013, 01:12 PM ET
Launched September 6th, LADEE has been orbiting the Moon for weeks while diagnostics confirmed it's scientific instruments were working correctly, allowing it to begin analyzing the Moon's extremely thin exosphere.
22 November 2013, 10:06 AM ET
As the possible 'comet of the century' (ISON) nears the Sun, it has come within the viewing range of the NASA Sun observing satellite. Earth, Mercury and the further away Comet Enke were all visible to the spacecraft on Nov. 21, 2013. (looped)
21 November 2013, 05:07 PM ET
On the ISS, NASA astronauts Rick Mastracchio and Mike Hopkins send down their best wishes for a happy Thanksgiving and their crewmates show off the station's galley where they will be preparing and enjoying a Thanksgiving meal.
21 November 2013, 02:59 PM ET
When a massive star runs out of nuclear fuel, it collapses under its own weight and forms a black hole. The black hole shoots jets of particles through the star at nearly the speed of light and astronomers believe they create the gamma-ray bursts.
21 November 2013, 02:26 PM ET
NASA explains how a comet goes through the process of sublimation as it nears the Sun.
21 November 2013, 11:49 AM ET
Cameras aboard the International Space Station are delivering much need information to farmers for maintaining their crops. A farmer from Minnesota explains the benefits.
20 November 2013, 03:59 PM ET
The Kennedy Space Center's Director (and former astronaut) shares his memories of building the International Space Station with SPACE.com's @MiriKramer and talks about its accomplishments.
20 November 2013, 03:36 PM ET
The recently returned to Earth NASA astronaut talks about adjusting to gravity and her time on the International Space Station with SPACE.com's @MiriKramer.
20 November 2013, 10:49 AM ET
The first module (Zvezda) launched in 1998 and the station was completed in 2011. To date, over 1500 science experiments, 139 flights have been made by 68 partnering countries.
20 November 2013, 09:15 AM ET
The U.S. Air Force's Operationally Responsive Space Office's ORS-3 mission was launched from NASA Wallops in Virginia on Nov. 19, 2013. It carried the Space Test Program Satellite-3 (STPSat-3) and 28 cubesat satellites (some student built).
19 November 2013, 02:45 PM ET
The container is engineered to carry 11 receptacles, store them under 14˚F (-10˚C), and weigh less than 11lbs (5kg). It will land on Mars with a sample providing rover. When it is filled, it will launch and rendezvous with a return-trip spacecraft.
19 November 2013, 10:48 AM ET
On 19 November 2013, sunspot AR1897 erupted with an X1 solar flare. A wave of ionization was recorded in the upper atmosphere over Europe, Africa and part of Asia, according to Spaceweather.com.
19 November 2013, 09:48 AM ET
NASA's Peregrine Hybrid Sounding Rocket motor was hot-fire tested at Ames Research Center on Nov. 12, 2013. It uses paraffin-based fuel and nitrous oxide as the oxidizer for highly efficient combustion. (looped)
18 November 2013, 08:00 PM ET
The MAVEN mission to study the Red Planet's atmosphere launched on Nov. 18th, 2013, NASA administrator Charles Bolden talks to SPACE.com's @tariqjmalik about the mission and answers reader questions.
18 November 2013, 02:02 PM ET
NASA's next mission to the Red Planet is underway as an Atlas V rocket launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Nov. 18th, 2013. The rocket carried NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) spacecraft.
15 November 2013, 07:01 PM ET
NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft will have its eyes set on Comet's ISON and Encke as they fly-by Mercury on Nov 18 and 19th, 2013. The Mercury probe will analyze the chemical makeup of the comets and snap pictures.
15 November 2013, 04:09 PM ET
It took NASA weeks of processing to ready the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution, or MAVEN, spacecraft for launch to the red planet, but this timelapse condenses that into less than 3 minutes.
15 November 2013, 10:13 AM ET
The work NASA has done exploring Space has led to many advancements in Medicine. William Shatner explains.
14 November 2013, 10:27 PM ET
In a public service announcement, LaVar Burton (Geordi La Forge / Star Trek: The Next Generation) talks about the new mission that will study the Martian atmosphere.
14 November 2013, 09:54 PM ET
The Maui Space Surveillance Complex is located 10,000 feet above sea level on top of Haleakala (a dormant volcano). It houses several telescopes that track satellites and space debris. Airman magazine created this stunning time-lapse.