25 April 2013, 09:09 AM ET
The heat from newborn stars creates a halo of gas around its parent galaxy. When a distant galaxy's black hole-powered light is absorbed by the gas, the Hubble Space Telescope's Cosmic Origins Spectrograph (COS) can detect it.
24 April 2013, 12:58 PM ET
A solar powered plane makes a test flight over San Francisco ahead of a planned cross country flight in May.
24 April 2013, 09:13 AM ET
The Progress 51 cargo craft successfully launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on April 24th, 2013. While on-orbit, an antenna used as a navigational aid did not deploy, ground controllers are currently assessing the situation.
23 April 2013, 01:58 PM ET
Will Smith and his son Jaden Smith star in this sci-fi thriller set a 1000 years after humanity left an unstable Earth. Directed by M. Night Shyamalan.
23 April 2013, 12:15 PM ET
The TV prop builder, Gene Winfield, 'beams' back to the time of construction to recount the backstory of the ship. It is currently being restored, more info about the project can be found at www.galileorestoration.com.
23 April 2013, 10:06 AM ET
SpaceX's reusable Vertical Takeoff Vertical Landing (VTVL) test vehicle made its highest jump yet, flying 820 feet in April 2013 and landed safely under near-perfect control.
23 April 2013, 09:49 AM ET
The first images from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory were beamed back to Earth in the spring of 2010. Three years of observations are compiled, yielding valuable pattern information for understanding our local star.
22 April 2013, 03:24 PM ET
Not-for-profit company Mars One is now accepting applications for the opportunity to be the first humans to set foot on Mars in 2023. One catch - its' a one way ticket to colonize the desolate, caustic, cold world. Project founders explain.
21 April 2013, 05:09 PM ET
The Orbital Sciences rocket launched from NASA Wallops on April 21, 2013.
19 April 2013, 02:03 PM ET
The comet that is set for a Thanksgiving encounter with the Sun, may just give Earth more than spectacular '3rd' row view. In January 2014, the third planet from the Sun will cross through a stream of debris left behind by the comet.
19 April 2013, 09:25 AM ET
In celebration of the Hubble Space Telescope's 23rd year in orbit, astronomers captured an infrared image of the famous collapsing interstellar cloud. Located in the Orion constellation, it is one of the most recognizable objects in the night sky.
18 April 2013, 01:32 PM ET
A planetary system 1200 light years from Earth may contain two worlds entirely covered by global oceans. Kepler 62e and 62f are in the habitable zone of a roughly Sun-like star. Each planet is slightly larger than Earth.
17 April 2013, 05:02 PM ET
Orbital Science Corp will have to wait for another day after an umbilical came loose some 12 minutes before the scheduled launch time on April 17th, 2013.
17 April 2013, 11:22 AM ET
The European Space Agency took to the streets in Cologne, Germany to ask the public if they know the flight duration from Earth to the Red Planet.
17 April 2013, 09:59 AM ET
International Space Station commander Chris Hadfield soaks a washcloth, gives it a twist, and...well, you'll see.
16 April 2013, 03:33 PM ET
On December 25th, 2010, an unusually long gamma ray reached Earth from 7 billion light years away. New research suggests that it may have been a dying star >100x larger, and at least 25x more massive, than our Sun.
16 April 2013, 02:26 PM ET
High-res sensors of the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) are making improved maps of early dust-gathering galaxies that formed the first stars. Video: Red blobs of earlier surveys now resolve into tack-sharp areas 200x smaller.
16 April 2013, 01:02 PM ET
ISS commander Chris Hadfield explains orbital mechanics to a high school student.
16 April 2013, 12:09 PM ET
The second full trailer for STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS still hides the villain's full identity, but reveals more about the story.
15 April 2013, 02:58 PM ET
International Launch Systems (ILS) launched the Telesat ANIK G1 satellite from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan on April 15, 2013.
15 April 2013, 10:39 AM ET
ISS commander Chris Hadfield shows how astronauts catch their Z's in Space.
15 April 2013, 09:43 AM ET
While at the new launch site (currently under construction) in far east Russia, president Vladimir Putin praised Space cooperation and spoke of potential growth it can bring to the industry.
12 April 2013, 03:20 PM ET
Iranian media reports a 27-year-old inventor says he has built a machine that 'brings the future to you' prompting teasing from tech writers.
12 April 2013, 01:53 PM ET
The roving Mars Science Lab's Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) instrument tested for levels of the gas Argon in the atmosphere. Those levels indicate the Red Planet once had a more robust atmosphere, confirming what scientists previously thought.
12 April 2013, 09:53 AM ET
Something extraordinary and essential is going on behind the thick dust and blinding starlight that cloaks the center of our galaxy. Astronomers suspect a super-massive black hole. Now all they have to do is get an image of it.