12 October 2015, 12:49 PM ET
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.
06 October 2015, 10:42 AM ET
Using stereo image data from ESA's Mars Express, German Aerospace Center (DLR) scientists created this highly accurate view of the terrain fictional astronaut Mark Watney"(played by Matt Damon) would of had to traverse to find his way home.
05 October 2015, 05:41 PM ET
The grammy-nominated singer-songwriter talks to Space.com about her hit song "Stars" and the inspiration behind designing a cosmic-themed wardrobe for her new solo record "Midnight" and latest tour in support of it.
01 October 2015, 05:59 PM ET
From the Moon, to Auroras, to the Zodiacal Light and more, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory counts down their favorites for October in their 100th 'What's Up' episode.
01 October 2015, 05:36 PM ET
The storm, which was upgraded to Category 4 on Oct. 1st, 2015, was captured by the NOAA Goes-East satellite. Images from September 29th to October 1st have been compiled and looped.
01 October 2015, 02:24 PM ET
New Horizon’s fresh hi-res multispectral images of the smaller body of this double dwarf planet reveal a tortured world of craters and crunched terrain.
01 October 2015, 01:12 PM ET
Andromeda (M31) is the nearest spiral galaxy to the Milky Way and the farthest object that can bee seen with the naked eye. With binoculars or a telescope, you can spot M32, a small companion galaxy that Andromeda will one day consume.
01 October 2015, 01:01 PM ET
A Soyuz rocket launched the cargo ship towards the International Space Station on Oct. 1st, 2015. It blasted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan carrying supplies and experiments for the ISS. It is scheduled to arrive about 6 hours later.
01 October 2015, 12:44 PM ET
NASA's Global Precipitation Measurement captured data on the storm on Sept. 29th, 2014. Its showed a large of the hurricane dumping 2 to 5 inches of rain (shown in red and magenta) into the Atlantic ocean.
01 October 2015, 09:56 AM ET
Hubble Space Telescope observations of the Neptune-sized planet GJ 436b show that its extremely close host star is boiling the planet’s atmosphere away, leaving an Earth-sized rocky core, much like ‘our’ Neptune.
01 October 2015, 09:32 AM ET
A small team of rocket engineers pledge to construct a 3-stage, 22 ton vehicle to carry ‘your’ images, video and other digital media to the moon. Funders will have open access insight onto every phase of the project’s development.
30 September 2015, 04:04 PM ET
Space.com writers Calla Cofield and Sarah Lewin investigate an imperial stout made with yeast flown in space, and preview a few other cosmic-themed brews. Note: Space.com employees do not drink on the job, unless it’s for the job.
30 September 2015, 11:11 AM ET
Matt Damon, Michael Peña, Kate Mara, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Jessica Chastain and Ridley Scott ask Commander Scott Kelly and Flight Engineer Kjell Lindgren some questions about life in Space.
29 September 2015, 01:30 PM ET
NASA's New Horizons has been squirting its recorded data (to antennas of the Deep Space Network) since the probe’s high speed flyby on 14 July 2015. Features as small as 270 yards (250 meters) across can now be discerned.
28 September 2015, 01:36 PM ET
Crackling with flares for several days, Sunspot AR2422, blew off its strongest to date on Sept. 28th, 2015. The M7-scale event "ionized the top of Earth's atmosphere," according to Spaceweather.com.
28 September 2015, 12:30 PM ET
Recurring dark lines on slopes – seen for more than a decade in photos by Mars orbiting spacecraft – can now be positively attributed to mineral salts precipitating from liquid water.
25 September 2015, 10:26 PM ET
Earth's shadow on the moon causes a massive change in temperature on its surface. NASA research scientist Jennifer Heldmann tells Space.com's @CallaCofield about how they intend on gathering data on the Moon during the Supermoon Lunar Eclipse.
24 September 2015, 05:32 PM ET
The Hubble Space Telescope's Wide Field Camera 3 has returned incredible imagery of the supernova remnant locoed 2100 light-years away in the Cygnus constellation. A comparison of imagery from 1997 shows that the gas filaments have moved.
24 September 2015, 01:27 PM ET
Fall has fallen! And the full moon falling closest to the Fall (Autumnal) Equinox is known as the Harvest Moon, because it's time for farm-folk to gather in their crops; an act best done with a drink recently downed (unless machinery is to be used!).
24 September 2015, 01:19 PM ET
When the full moon falls near the time when the Moon is closest to Earth, we see a "supermoon" that's up to 14% larger than other big, round full moons. Let's celebrate with a tasty, full-bodied adult beverage!
24 September 2015, 01:18 PM ET
During total lunar eclipse, the light of every sunrise and sunset is bent onto the Moon, making it glow coppery red. Space.com shows how make a delicious Bloody Moon-y, to help you enjoy Earth's shadow creeping across the face of the Moon.
23 September 2015, 01:29 PM ET
Extremely luminous early galaxies – such as those simulated here in infrared light – established the structure of galactic clusters observed today by sub-millimeter wavelength telescopes.
23 September 2015, 09:41 AM ET
Future residents of the Moon’s Nearside will be treated to a 'fire-ringed' Earth during lunar eclipse totality (as Earth's shadow completely envelops the Moon, turning it "blood red").
23 September 2015, 06:00 AM ET
Swan, Omega, Horseshoe, Checkmark, Lobster and the names don't end there for Messier 17 (its proper astronomical designation). Located 5500 light-years from Earth in the Sagittarius constellation.
18 September 2015, 04:41 PM ET
Images from the NASA New Horizons probe's September 11th, 2015 download were "stitched together and rendered on a sphere" by the mission team.
18 September 2015, 10:25 AM ET
To convincingly present his film’s portrayal of the planet, Sir Ridley Scott has become intimate with Mars. He here lends his voice to a NASA-scripted promotional video about the agency’s exploration plans.
17 September 2015, 06:54 PM ET
Backlit by sunset over Pluto, NASA's New Horizon's probe captured rugged ~11,000ft (3,350m) mountains and wide glaciers of nitrogen ice. To quote Principal Investigator Alan Stern: "Pluto is surprisingly Earth-like...and no one predicted it."
17 September 2015, 02:22 PM ET
Lead actor Matt Damon describes how Ridley Scott's film – and Andy Weir's book – can perk students’ curiosity, in this conversation with Space.com's @DavidSkyBrody at NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab.