16 September 2015, 10:00 AM ET
About 280,000 light years from Earth, the Sculptor Dwarf Galaxy contains many very old stars. It’s diffuse nature lets light from very distant galaxies through to the seniors of the La Silla Observatory.
15 September 2015, 01:17 PM ET
The NASA and the European Space Agency's Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) has been detecting icy space rocks for two decades. The 3000th new observation came on September 13th, 2015.
15 September 2015, 10:38 AM ET
On September 15th, 2015, Amazon / Blue Origin CEO Jeff Bezos announced intentions to revitalize Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Complex 36, site of the Mariner, Surveyor, Pioneer and other launches.
11 September 2015, 10:56 AM ET
The storm that's the catalyst to the story wreaks havoc in this clip form the upcoming movie, premiering in October 2015.
11 September 2015, 10:47 AM ET
The "Rich Purnell Maneuver" is explained to the NASA administrator, played by Jeff Daniels, in this clip from the upcoming movie, premiering in October 2015.
11 September 2015, 09:49 AM ET
Theory said small irregular galaxies shouldn’t have concentrations of bass and heavy elements dense enough to give birth to bright clusters of new stars.
10 September 2015, 06:07 PM ET
New imagery from the NASA's New Horizons' mission has been processed. High detailed views of the Sputnik Planum and the Chaos region give you the perspective from 1,100 miles (1,800 kilometers) above Pluto’s equatorial area.
10 September 2015, 04:44 PM ET
On Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, the United States will fall under the Moon shadow with huge swaths of the country viewing a total eclipse, while the rest is treated to a partial eclipse. Exact areas can be seen in these visualizations created by NASA.
09 September 2015, 12:11 PM ET
Ice? Diamonds? Salt-lick for giant nocturnal astro-worms that follow the terminator around the dwarf planet so they're always in darkness (never photographed by NASA’s Dawn probe). NASA wants your guess...
09 September 2015, 10:12 AM ET
NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) watched the Sun’s magnetic forces twist and turn enormous plumes of superheated plasma from Sept. 1-3, 2015. The particles observed by SDO – mostly iron – were measured at a blazing 5 million degrees.
08 September 2015, 04:03 PM ET
On Sept. 7th, 2015, European astronaut Andreas Mogensen – orbiting 240+ miles up and flying at 17,000+ mph – placed a peg in a hole on Earth; a demonstration of teleoperation using a force-feedback controlled machine system built by ESA.
08 September 2015, 12:46 PM ET
Small bodies have low gravity, presenting a challenge for exploration. Rovers can’t roll without traction. Stanford University and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory are developing two robotic ‘cubes with spikes’ that can operate in any position.
08 September 2015, 12:37 PM ET
Scott Kelly, ISS CDR., captured these geomagnetic storm signatures on September 7th, 2015, tweeting: "My gift to you on #LaborDay, #USA. Enjoy! #YearInSpace." The Orion constellation and the Pleiades star cluster can be see 'rising.'
08 September 2015, 11:02 AM ET
The moon will pass into Earth’s shadow producing a total lunar eclipse during the "Supermoon" – a time when the full moon occurs "at or near its closest approach to Earth in a given orbit," according to NASA.
08 September 2015, 10:45 AM ET
Boeing’s CST-100 commercial crew transportation vehicle, now known as ‘Starliner’ will occupy NASA's new Commercial Crew and Cargo Processing Facility (C3PF) at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
04 September 2015, 08:34 AM ET
"And it's melting!" according to NASA. The deep ocean beneath Greenland is fueled by currents from the subtropics. This warm and salty water is melting the ice from the bottom up and much faster than the surface water.
03 September 2015, 03:05 PM ET
To convincingly play an astronaut, you need a technically accurate script. Science-fan Matt Damon tells Space.com's @DavidSkyBrody. why he's thrilled to 'inhabit' Mars castaway Mark Watney, central character of author Andy Weir's book.
03 September 2015, 01:44 PM ET
Technology created to remove plant-killing ethylene from International Space Station crop growing experiments has been applied to an air purification system on Earth.
02 September 2015, 02:42 PM ET
NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) mission is exploring the upper atmosphere and using the light of stars to determine its composition. The mission hopes to better understand where the water went on the Red Planet.
02 September 2015, 11:13 AM ET
The Earth and Space Station can be seen from the Soyuz TMA-16M's point of view. The 'parking spot' move was necessary to make way for a new crew arriving the following week.
02 September 2015, 06:00 AM ET
The MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at the La Silla Observatory in Chile was used to deliver a new stunning view of the nebula (also known as Gum 56).
01 September 2015, 11:41 PM ET
Sergey Volkov (Roscosmos), Andreas Mogensen (ESA) and Aidyn Aimbetov (Kazakh Space Agency) will join 6 others on the International Space Station (ISS) in two days after their launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Sept. 2nd, 2015.
31 August 2015, 04:45 PM ET
Active Region 2403 was very lively between Aug. 21-26, 2015. NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory snapped imagery of the Sunspot group writhing across the surface and breaking up into several distinct groups.
31 August 2015, 12:55 PM ET
Aquarius and Capricornus host a couple of star clusters that can be revealed in detail with a telescope. Saturn is visible after nightfall. Mars, Venus and Jupiter are pre-dawn planets this month. Lastly, a Supermoon...
31 August 2015, 10:27 AM ET
On Sept. 27th, 2015, Earthlings will be treated to a skywatching event not seen seen 1982. The 'Supermoon' will also turn a reddish hue due to the moon passing directly behind the Earth, into its shadow.
30 August 2015, 11:00 AM ET
A Japanese cargo ship that arrived on Monday at the space station delivered an astrophysics telescope that will join the flagship Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer in hunting for cosmic rays.
28 August 2015, 03:53 PM ET
If NASA reviewers concur, the ex-Pluto probe will begin 4 maneuvers in late October/early November 2015 to be directed to the icy object 2014 MU69. New Horizon's principal investigator believes it’s the kind of ancient (Kuiper Belt Object) NASA want
28 August 2015, 03:24 PM ET
Astronaut Scott Kelly and cosmonaut Gennady Padalka took the Soyuz TMA-16M spacecraft out for a ride to change parking spaces. The "brief flyover and redocking" occurred on August 28th, 2015.
28 August 2015, 07:00 AM ET
The Syfy network's space-based TV series "Dark Matter" wraps up tonight (Aug. 28) with back-to-back episodes and a shocking revelation.
27 August 2015, 04:07 PM ET
A fictional Neil deGrasse Tyson of the future, played by Neil Tyson, unveils an excerpt of an episode of 'Star Talk' (that looks very similar to his 'Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey' role) to talk about the Hermes spaceship, the Ares mission and Mars.
27 August 2015, 03:41 PM ET
One drogue and one main parachute were intentionally Not deployed in the 'failure scenario.' Orion passed with flying colors. The next generation NASA capsule was dropped over the Arizona desert on Aug. 26th, 2015.
27 August 2015, 12:47 PM ET
3 tough questions for NASA's Jim Green, Director, Planetary Science Division: Will private industry put astronauts on Mars before NASA? Can roving robots do it better? Does NASA really want the SLS? [Space Launch System]