05 February 2014, 02:36 AM ET
This weekend, the moon’s fortnightly rotation cycle turns China’s lunar rover Yutu (the Jade Rabbit) and its solar panels toward the sun once again … but whether the rover wakes up or not remains to be seen.
04 February 2014, 04:57 PM ET
NASA's flagship space telescope has passed a major milestone: The final three mirrors of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) have arrived at NASA's Goddard Spaceflight Center in Greenbelt, Md.
04 February 2014, 01:54 PM ET
From its perch in space, a NASA satellite captured a partial solar eclipse and the eruption of a solar flare on the same day. The space agency's sun-watching Solar Dynamics Observatory saw the dual phenomena on Jan. 30.
04 February 2014, 10:05 AM ET
The beautiful, petal-like shells of galaxy PGC 6240 are captured in intricate detail by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, as seen in this stunning space wallpaper.
04 February 2014, 09:36 AM ET
A new and improved atom smasher will ram gold ion beams together to investigate soupy plasma that recreates conditions just an instant after the Big Bang.
03 February 2014, 05:01 PM ET
An amazing new photo of Saturn's north pole puts the planet's odd hexagon-shaped jet stream and dazzling rings on display.
03 February 2014, 02:08 PM ET
Astronomers have gotten their first clear look at galaxy in the very early universe that could have become somewhat like the Milky Way.
03 February 2014, 01:58 PM ET
Previous modeling work had suggested that Earth's axial tilt would vary wildly over long time spans without the moon's steadying gravitational influence, creating huge climate swings that would make it tough for life to get a foothold.
03 February 2014, 01:20 PM ET
Deep in the Sahara Desert, the Al Jawf oasis in southeastern Libya is pictured in this space wallpaper from Japan’s ALOS satellite.
31 January 2014, 02:30 PM ET
This amazing space wallpaper of the star formation region NGC 6334 is one of the first scientific images from the ArTeMiS instrument on APEX.
31 January 2014, 11:11 AM ET
An atomic refrigerator, aka Cold Atom Lab, is slated to be delivered to ISS in 2016. They hope to discover new forms of matter and new quantum phenomenon.
31 January 2014, 10:55 AM ET
From helmets to headsets to football-players-turned astronauts, NASA and the Super Bowl have a number of things in common.
31 January 2014, 10:15 AM ET
Curiosity's handlers are driving the 1-ton rover more cautiously now and are checking the condition of its wheels frequently. The rover team is also considering accessing a smoother, less rocky route to the foothills of Mount Sharp.
31 January 2014, 09:51 AM ET
Alien microbes might have been crawling around on exoplanets just 15 million years after the Big Bang — and 10 billion years before life popped up on Earth.
30 January 2014, 02:31 PM ET
The sunspot cluster (now called Region 1967) that exploded with m and x class flares at the beginning of January 2014 has returned with m-class crackle. The Moon orbits between Solar Dynamics Observatory and the Sun as well.
30 January 2014, 12:47 PM ET
To prepare a rover for Mars, where do you test it on Earth?
30 January 2014, 12:31 PM ET
Incredible image of a volcanic eruption captured from an astronaut aboard the International Space Station.
30 January 2014, 12:14 PM ET
On June 12, 2009, the Sarychev Volcano, on Matua Island, northeast of Japan, erupted explosively as it has previously in 1989, 1986, 1976 and 1946. An ISS astronaut grabbed this shot, recently processed into animation by NASA.
30 January 2014, 10:19 AM ET
Light reflected off Saturn allows the Cassini spacecraft to capture both the back-lit plume and the surface of Enceladus in one shot as seen in this amazing space wallpaper.
29 January 2014, 02:59 PM ET
Candida yeast, producer of diaper rash and thrush, was experimented on in the microgravity environment aboard the International Space Station in 2012. Principal investigator Sheila Nielson-Preiss talks about the findings.
29 January 2014, 02:21 PM ET
Over the past few days, the media has cried out the recent proclamation from Stephen Hawking that black holes, a mystery of both science and science fiction, do not exist.
29 January 2014, 02:08 PM ET
If astronauts are to terraform Mars, agriculture may rely on Earth microbes improving Martian soil.
29 January 2014, 01:58 PM ET
For the first time, scientists have created a map of the surface of a failed star. The map shows the weather on the surface of WISE J104915.57-531906.1B (called Luhman 16B for short), the nearest brown dwarf to Earth.
29 January 2014, 09:54 AM ET
On the heels of his bombshell claim that black holes — as scientists have traditionally thought of them — may not exist, Stephen Hawking will tell the story of his life in a new documentary that premieres tonight (Jan. 29) at 10:00 p.m. EST on PBS.
29 January 2014, 09:40 AM ET
RoboSimian was one of 16 robots that competed last month in the DARPA Robotics Challenge Trials in Homestead, Fla. The two-day competition was designed to test the robots' abilities to carry out basic disaster-relief tasks.
29 January 2014, 09:34 AM ET
Famed astrophysicist Stephen Hawking has shaken up the popular science world with his newest study about the basic nature of black holes, but is his idea revolutionary? Some scientists aren't convinced.
28 January 2014, 04:23 PM ET
This week, a team of scientists and engineers began a two-week field simulation of a mission to Mars.
28 January 2014, 09:36 AM ET
This space wallpaper, snapped by NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, shows the star HD 184738, also known as Campbell’s hydrogen star.
28 January 2014, 09:27 AM ET
Far from remaining steady, the North Star has grown as much as 4.6 times brighter over the last 2,000 years.
28 January 2014, 09:22 AM ET
Scientists have found twenty sun-like stars moving fast enough to escape the galaxy.
27 January 2014, 10:47 AM ET
The glowing jumble of gas clouds visible in this stunning space wallpaper make up a huge stellar nursery nicknamed the Prawn Nebula.
25 January 2014, 11:25 AM ET
On reading a new paper by Stephen Hawking that appeared online this week, you would have been forgiven in thinking the world-renowned British physicist was spoofing us. Hawking's unpublished work declares: 'There are no black holes.'