A far-flung NASA space probe flying around Saturn zipped past the ringed planet’s biggest moon for the 100th time. The Cassini spacecraft made its closest approach to the hazy moon Titan on Thursday.
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The 2014 sequel to the classic science television show comes to Fox Network. See photos and images from the new incarnation ‘Cosmos: A Space-time Odyssey.’
As spiral galaxy ESO 137-001 zooms through the super hot gas of the Norma cluster, much of it’s own gas is pulled away in a process called ‘ram pressure stripping. The threads of gas left behind give birth to bright young stars, seen here in blue.
Green airglow shimmers atop translucent clouds as the Milky Way rises over a remote island off the northwest coast of Africa in a majestic photo recently sent to Space.com.
A space rock named 2014 EC (discovered March 5th, 2014, estimated 13-45 feet-wide) will give Earth a close shave on March 6th. This is the second asteroid that has flown between the Earth and moon in consecutive days.
When Carl Sagan’s beloved 13-part “Cosmos” series first aired in 1980, it was broadcast on PBS. But a new reboot of the show, hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson, will launch in a much splashier fashion when it premieres on Fox and National Geographic Channel.
NASA’s Mars MAVEN mission (arriving 21 September 2014) will detect and measure how the solar wind interacts with the Red Planet’s atmosphere, giving clues to where its water went and why.
Spinning 390 times a second, the “black widow” pulsar PSR J1311−3430 periodically swings its radio (green) and gamma-ray (magenta) beams past Earth in this amazing space wallpaper.
If scientists do find life on Mars, it may be possible to beam Martian DNA back to Earth, according to a new idea growing in popularity. If Martian bugs can be found, the idea of “faxing” life from Mars is an enticing prospect.
NASA unveiled its 2015 budget request on Tuesday (March 4), a $17.5 billion spending plan that would maintain the space agency’s major ongoing missions, while supporting ambitious new science missions. See reactions to the new NASA budget.
Tensions between the United States and Russia are heightened as three International Space Station crewmembers (one American astronaut, and two cosmonauts) plan to fly back to Earth on a Russian Soyuz spacecraft Monday (March 10).
The late astronomer Carl Sagan has inspired scientists, astronauts and the world with his work popularizing science and astronomy. See the long-lasting legacy of Sagan, an astronomy educator for the ages, in this Space.com gallery.
SpaceX moved a step closer to being allowed to bid for U.S. national security launch contracts with the Air Force announcing that the Sept. 29 debut of the company’s Falcon 9 v1.1 rocket will count as the first of three required successes.
With half a million pieces of space debris cluttering Earth’s orbit, according to NASA, this means there is a growing problem of cluttering up our access road to space.
‘Gravity’ was a force at the 86th Academy Awards Sunday night (March 2), but the pull of the space thriller was not enough to win the Oscar for best picture. See how it pulled in seven of the 10 Oscars it was nominated for.
What was your favorite space news story of the last week?
It’s not every day that a dog helps save astronauts in space, but that is exactly what happens in author Jeffrey Bennett’s latest tale of a pooch named Max and his trip to the International Space Station.
The wait is over. It’s Oscar night at last and time to find out of Alfonso Cuaron’s space thriller ‘Gravity’ has the sheer force and pull to take home the 10 Academy Awards it’s nominated for.
From spectacular images of NASA’s GPM mission launch from Tanegashima Space Center in Japan to amazing views of Martian sand dunes, don’t miss these amazing space images of the week for March 1, 2014.
From a jaw-dropping stargazing adventure to Indonesia’s Mount Bromo, to intense auroras grooving over several Swedish Lapland locations, don’t miss these spectacular night sky images by stargazers and Space.com readers.
With the flick of a digital switch, the NASA Dryden Flight Research Center in California has been renamed in honor of the late Neil Armstrong, who in July 1969 was first to walk on the moon. The new name is the Neil A. Armstrong Flight Research Center.
Yes, the moon rotates on its axis. The moon’s rate of rotation nearly matches its orbital period, which keep the same side facing Earth.
On Jan. 21, astronomers spotted the closest supernova in recent decades flash to life in the galaxy M82, some 11.5 million light-years from Earth.
This space wallpaper is a view of the microquasar MQ1—a black hole in the galaxy M83—as it appeared to the Hubble Space Telescope’s Wide Field Camera 3.
The now-famous supernova that erupted in neighboring galaxy M82 last month is a unique opportunity to study an exploding star up-close. However, SN 2014J isn’t any old supernova, it turns out that it’s a little bit weird.
The discovery of tiny balls and tunnels inside a Martian meteorite has rekindled the debate over whether the Red Planet was teeming with primitive life millions of years ago.
Scientists have calculated that Earth is 4.54 billion years old, with an error range of 50 million years.
Artificial satellites from Earth have only populated space since 1957, but there are now hundreds of thousands of objects from our planet in orbit.