11 May 2015, 11:49 AM ET
The latest set of images of the dwarf planet from NASA's Dawn mission reveal the brights spots to be composed of many small regions "due to the reflection of sunlight" whose composition is still unknown, according to Dawn's principal investigator.
11 May 2015, 10:09 AM ET
On April 15th, 2015, NASA's Mars Science Laboratory ‘Curiosity’ captured 4 frames of imagery of the setting sun. The Mars Exploration Rover ‘Opportunity’ snapped sunsets on Nov 4th and 5th, 2010.
08 May 2015, 08:57 AM ET
NASA’s Modular Robotic Vehicle (MRV), developed at the Johnson Space Center for eventual use off-world, could change how Earthly vehicles drive as well; ‘sideways’ on 4 independent wheel-motors, each of which can rotate 180°.
07 May 2015, 06:53 PM ET
Time-lapse artists' Gavin Heffernan and Harun Mehmedinovic aim to educate about the threat of light pollution through their their astrophotography book and time-lapse video series. Find out more about it at www.skyglowproject.com.
07 May 2015, 01:55 PM ET
Astronomers driving the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) have imaged a cosmic "dinosaur egg;" a dense knot of star-birth within a pair of interacting galaxies, likely similar to ancient regions where star clusters were born.
07 May 2015, 10:50 AM ET
Astronauts on the International Space Station are imbibing fresh brewed drinks. The principal investigator of the Capillary Beverage study explains how it works.
06 May 2015, 03:14 PM ET
Imagery from NASA's Cassini mission has shown what was believed to be discrete jets or geysers erupting from the surface of Enceladus. A new investigation has revealed that the eruptions may be more widespread.
06 May 2015, 09:06 AM ET
The Dragon crew capsule, slated to carry NASA astronauts and others, launched in a successful test of emergency abort procedures on May 6th, 2015.
05 May 2015, 07:42 PM ET
Sunspot AR2339 unleashed an X2.7 solar flare on May 5th, 2015. A radio blackout alert was issued for areas over the Pacific Ocean by NASA/NOAA. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) captured the fireworks in multiple wavelengths.
05 May 2015, 02:39 PM ET
Researchers using the Chandra X-ray telescope have discovered a group of black holes consuming massive amounts of matter. The black holes are surround by 'thick-disk' quasars that are 5 to 10 percent more efficient in devouring matter.
05 May 2015, 10:07 AM ET
The sound was recorded by a UNC Chapel Hill payload aboard a high altitude balloon. The balloon was commissioned by Louisiana State University's High Altitude Student Platform (HASP) program and flew to an altitude of ~22 miles in 2014.
04 May 2015, 01:31 PM ET
The creator of the Ansari Xprize winning SpaceShipOne shares how a couple of bicycle shop owners (Wright Brothers) inspired Space exploration, and how the Apollo program inspired private space sector growth.
04 May 2015, 10:28 AM ET
NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) captured the evolution of the so called ‘Phoenix Prominence’ over a 6 hour period on April 21st, 2015 in several extreme ultraviolet wavelengths.
04 May 2015, 09:51 AM ET
Astrophotographer John Chumack (galacticimages.com) captured 2 hours and 40 minutes of northern lights images in March 2015, and time-lapsed them into 3 minutes of geomagnetic amazement.
04 May 2015, 09:44 AM ET
When Charles Limoli and colleagues exposed mice to a single beam of extremely concentrated radiation, the rodents’ brain cells’ dendrite became damaged.
01 May 2015, 09:31 AM ET
The Large Binocular Telescope Observatory snapped imagery of an occultation of Jupiter Moon's Io by its sister Jovian moon Europa. The bright spots on Io are its massive lava lakes.
30 April 2015, 10:33 AM ET
The private space company's new vehicle reached an altitude of 307,000 feet and safely parachuted back to Earth on April 29th, 2015. This ground tracking camera view follows the vehicle from launch to touchdown.
30 April 2015, 10:20 AM ET
In its first test flight, the private space company's new vehicle reached an altitude of 307,000 feet and safely parachuted back to Earth on April 29th, 2015.
30 April 2015, 09:36 AM ET
Venus, Mercury, Jupiter and Saturn can be seen in the evening. With binoculars, the Virgo Cluster of Galaxies and its Sombrero Galaxy (M104).
30 April 2015, 07:20 AM ET
Using the ESO's Very Large Telescope, astronomers have created a new 3D visualization of the the famous Eagle Nebula, showing distance between each ‘pillar.’ Space.com stirs in Hubble images.
29 April 2015, 06:23 PM ET
"We have a lot of redundancy onboard the space station" says NASA's Scott Kelly in an Associated Press interview on April 30th, 2015. The Progress 59 cargo ship experienced a fatal glitch and its docking to the Space Station has been cancelled.
29 April 2015, 04:17 PM ET
Dwarf planet Pluto and its largest moon Charon are seen to orbit one another in this set of images from NASA’s Pluto New Horizons LORRI camera, taken when the spacecraft was about 90 days out from its closest encounter.
29 April 2015, 12:13 PM ET
The1.6m New Solar Telescope at the ground-based Big Bear Solar Observatory has captured unprecedented images of a twisting solar magnetic structure as it touches off ribbons of flares.
28 April 2015, 02:25 PM ET
In October 2011, the Progress 42P spacecraft was undocked from the International Space Station and destroyed in a fiery atmospheric re-entry. It safely burned up over the Pacific Ocean.
28 April 2015, 01:21 PM ET
The Senate voted unanimously April 27 to confirm Dava Newman as NASA's deputy administrator, more than six months after she was nominated.
28 April 2015, 10:21 AM ET
The Progress 59 spacecraft developed an issue after separating from its Soyuz booster. Shortly after separation, TV cameras were turned on aboard the spacecraft, revealing it to be spinning. Mission controllers are currently working the problem.
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27 April 2015, 11:58 AM ET
Star cluster NGC 6388 seems to produce x-rays from a source other than its black hole, whose brightness decrease at a rate comparable to "theoretical models of a disruption of a planet."...
27 April 2015, 11:45 AM ET
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Healthy snacks aboard the international Space Station include dried fruit, cereal, nuts, seeds and more. ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti shows off the selection aboard the ISS's Node 1 (Unity Module).