18 October 2013, 10:27 AM ET
In order to truly answer the unsolved mysteries of the moon's origin, new missions to retrieve samples of the lunar surface and return them to Earth will be needed, one scientist said.
17 October 2013, 01:06 PM ET
This space wallpaper is an illustration showing a "hot Jupiter" planet known as HD 189733b orbiting its star, HD 189733. The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope measured the actual visible light color of the planet, which is deep blue.
17 October 2013, 10:33 AM ET
The most distant cosmic lens — a galaxy whose gravity warps and deflects light from an even more distant stellar nursery — has been discovered by an international team of astronomers.
17 October 2013, 10:23 AM ET
The largest star ever discovered may give scientists a better sense of how massive, dying stars seed the universe with the ingredients for rocky planets and even life.
17 October 2013, 10:17 AM ET
Divers raised a chunk of the Chelyabinsk meteorite from the bottom of Russia's Lake Chebarkul on Wednesday. The coffee-table-size boulder is the largest fragment recovered so far from the Feb. 15 meteor explosion that injured more than 1,000 people.
16 October 2013, 11:47 AM ET
Just like the moon, Mercury is a desolate, rocky and airless body, albeit a bit bigger than Earth's satellite, said Sean Solomon, the principal investigator for NASA's Messenger mission to Mercury.
16 October 2013, 11:23 AM ET
An extremely powerful radio telescope in Chile peered deeply into the universe and captured an incredible sight: an ancient black hole chowing down on a massive snack.
16 October 2013, 11:08 AM ET
This cool space wallpaper is an illustration showing HD 189733b, a huge gas giant that orbits very close to its host star HD 189733.
15 October 2013, 01:44 PM ET
The astronauts caught sight of an eerie view outside of the International Space Station last week.
15 October 2013, 01:04 PM ET
The foothills of the Andes Mountains near the southern coast of Peru were captured by the Kompsat-2 satellite, as seen in this cool space wallpaper.
14 October 2013, 12:11 PM ET
The government shutdown brought research at NASA facilities around the United States to a standstill when it went into effect on Oct. 1. At NASA's Ames Research Center in California, scientific research is at a standstill.
14 October 2013, 09:52 AM ET
This NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope space wallpaper shows the planetary nebula IC 289, located in the northern constellation of Cassiopeia.
09 October 2013, 09:58 AM ET
This fascinating space wallpaper is an artist’s impression showing light from the heart of a background galaxy, which allowed scientists to explore how galaxies refuel.
09 October 2013, 09:40 AM ET
After conducting a series of analyses, the researchers determined that a mysterious black pebble discovered years ago in the Egyptian desert is a piece of a comet nucleus — the first ever discovered.
09 October 2013, 09:34 AM ET
A handful of possible worlds discovered by an alien planet hunting spacecraft are skimming the surfaces of their host stars, new research shows.
09 October 2013, 09:20 AM ET
A tiny, mysterious moon orbiting Neptune has been spotted for the first time in more than 20 years.
09 October 2013, 09:11 AM ET
Meteorites that fell to Earth when a fireball exploded over Russia earlier this year show evidence of earlier cosmic collisions, a new study reveals.
08 October 2013, 11:21 AM ET
Observations by amateurs helped researchers determine that the 168-mile-wide asteroid (87) Sylvia appears to have a dense core surrounded by a layer of relatively fluffy material. Further, the space rock's larger moon is about 15 miles wide.
08 October 2013, 10:50 AM ET
This vivid space wallpaper is a color-coded topographical map of the southeastern flank of the Olympus Mons volcano on Mars.
07 October 2013, 04:28 PM ET
Finding life on alien planets might be harder than scientists originally expected. The search for habitable and inhabited exoplanets is focused on M dwarf stars.
07 October 2013, 09:04 AM ET
Like a July 4 fireworks display, a young, glittering collection of stars looks like an aerial burst, as seen in this space wallpaper. The cluster is surrounded by clouds of interstellar gas and dust—the raw material for new star formation.
04 October 2013, 11:49 AM ET
SPOILER ALERT - Fmr. NASA astronaut Tom Jones talks about how similar some of the aspects of the movie are to the real thing. Recorded at Popular Mechanic's screening of the movie on September 3rd, 2013. (Many key elements of the movie are discussed)
04 October 2013, 11:45 AM ET
To shoot his “love song to space,” director/co-writer Cuarón and his team had to invent new cinema technologies, while exploring the deep metaphors around humans in orbit. He spoke with SPACE.com’s @DavidSkyBrody about microgravity movie makin
04 October 2013, 11:30 AM ET
‘Gravity’s’ star describes how making the space film changed her and altered her view of astronauts. Bullock discusses the physical and artistic demands of this role, and its story of tragedy and emotional survival, with SPACE.com’s @DavidSky
04 October 2013, 09:13 AM ET
A giant radio telescope in Chile has received the last piece of its 66-antenna array, a special delivery that will help the observatory peer into deep space better than ever.
04 October 2013, 08:57 AM ET
This fascinating space wallpaper reveals a nearby star that at first glance looks like it is older than the universe. This "Methuselah star," cataloged as HD 140283, could be as old as 14.5 billion years.
03 October 2013, 09:16 AM ET
A probe in orbit around Mars spotted Comet ISON — a possible "comet of the century" — as it flew past the Red Planet on its way to give the sun a close shave in November.
03 October 2013, 09:09 AM ET
A sun storm erupted on Monday (Sept. 30), sending a huge cloud of charged particles streaking into space. That cloud — known as a coronal mass ejection, or CME — hit Earth's magnetic field at around 10 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, researchers said.
03 October 2013, 08:57 AM ET
What looks like a celestial hummingbird in this stunning space wallpaper is really the result of a collision between a spiral and an elliptical galaxy at a whopping 326 million light- years away.
02 October 2013, 04:00 PM ET
Ancient Mars may have harbored giant, explosive "supervolcanoes," new research suggests. By examining an extremely old part of Mars called the Arabia Terra region, scientists have found what could be the remnants of a supervolcano.
02 October 2013, 12:51 PM ET
The recently launched Proba-V miniaturised satellite captured this space wallpaper over the border region of northern Syria, southeastern Turkey and northern Iraq on May 28, 2013.
02 October 2013, 11:24 AM ET
After determining that the Jupiter-like Kepler-7b was too cool for a body so close to its sun, astronomers used data from NASA's Kepler and Spitzer space telescopes to make the first cloud map of an alien planet.