Space Archive
23 June 2014, 12:24 AM ET
This space wallpaper is a Hubble image showing the scatterings of bright stars and thick dust that make up spiral galaxy Messier 83, otherwise known as the Southern Pinwheel Galaxy.
22 June 2014, 01:06 PM ET
Saturn's largest moon Titan, dotted with hydrocarbon lakes and covered in a hazy atmosphere, comes to life in these stunning images captured by instruments aboard NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
22 June 2014, 01:00 PM ET
Scientists find the first hint that Titan's methane and ethane lakes may be stirring in response to the summer warmth, similar to lakes on Earth.
21 June 2014, 09:02 AM ET
The night sky never looked so inviting. From light rays framing the Big Dipper above the Alps to the eerily stunning aurora hovering atop Norway, the winners of a dark skies photo contest delight with their upward gazes.
19 June 2014, 02:28 PM ET
In 2013, astronomers became aware the center of galaxy NGC 5548 had seemingly gone dark. Astrophysicist Jelle Kaastra and team now think they know why: a stream of obscuring gas blown by the action of the central supermassive black hole.
19 June 2014, 02:27 PM ET
Explosives were detonated at the top of a mountain in northern Chile today (June 19) to begin clearing the way for the biggest optical telescope in the world.
19 June 2014, 08:13 AM ET
A mountain in northern Chile's remote Atacama Desert is about to get its top blown off to make way for the biggest optical telescope in the world.
18 June 2014, 11:10 PM ET
Enormous telescopes are in development, and if the Hubble Space Telescope's legacy is any indication, their results will transform astronomy.
18 June 2014, 02:18 PM ET
The 'guitar god' expresses his displeasure with the sorry state of Humanity’s reach into the cosmos. 'Satch' likens space tourism flights to bad airline experiences and muses upon transporter beam practicality.
17 June 2014, 12:24 AM ET
Capturing Venus pass before the sun is a rare sight that, if you missed it, you may not live to see.
16 June 2014, 08:05 AM ET
Earth's most abundant mineral lies deep in the planet's interior, sealed off from human eyes. Now, scientists for the first time have gotten a glimpse of the rock enclosed inside a 4.5-billion-year-old meteorite. Its new name: bridgmanite.
13 June 2014, 05:22 PM ET
A Space.com reader sent in an intriguing view of the Milky Way over Evans Bay in Wellington, New Zealand.
13 June 2014, 04:47 PM ET
Astrophotographer Brian Drourr took this image on June 8, 2014 from Champlain Valley, Vermont. See how he captured the aurora view here.
12 June 2014, 10:39 AM ET
For East Coasters, Friday the 13th brings a full moon, the lowest in the sky of the year. But put away your lucky charms: Neither Friday the 13th nor full moons are any cause for fear.
12 June 2014, 08:49 AM ET
From the star dunes of Algeria to airglow above Australia, here's a look at the countries competing in the 2014 World Cup in these images taken from space.
11 June 2014, 06:19 PM ET
The sun has unleashed three powerful solar flares over the past two days, and the effects of these eruptions could hit Earth this Friday the 13th — but don't worry, space weather reports show there's no cause for alarm.
10 June 2014, 01:31 PM ET
The sun unleashed two massive solar flares Tuesday (June 10), both of them reaching X-class levels, the biggest storms on the sun. See video of the solar flares here.
10 June 2014, 11:43 AM ET
The scientists weren't just looking to blow things up. They wanted to know why the magnetic fields in Cassiopeia A, the remains of a star that exploded in a supernova, are intense and uneven in some places, taking on odd shapes.
10 June 2014, 12:05 AM ET
This space wallpaper shows a series of observations performed with the ESA/NASA Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) to study the evolution of reconnection jets on a small patch of the Sun’s surface.
06 June 2014, 08:39 PM ET
NASA's prime innovations, from Apollo to Viking.
06 June 2014, 08:00 PM ET
NASA's approach to innovation applies far beyond just the aerospace industry.
06 June 2014, 07:52 PM ET
NASA's next Curiosity-class rover blends old and new approaches to innovative tech.
05 June 2014, 03:16 AM ET
Is accusation-by-video-game a smart idea?
02 June 2014, 01:44 PM ET
Some theories in physics give rise to the idea of multiple universes, where nearly identical versions of the known universe exist. But if such a multiverse does exist, how would people know, and what would it mean for humanity?
30 May 2014, 12:58 PM ET
This stunning image of the Milky Way was taken from the Azores, an area with nine volcanic islands in the Atlantic Ocean near Portugal. See how veteran photographer Miguel Claro did it.
30 May 2014, 08:41 AM ET
From the Hyperloop to the futuristic Dragon V2 spacecraft, here are some of the most visionary, and audacious, ideas from inventor Elon Musk.
30 May 2014, 03:26 AM ET
In his new book "Strange Beautiful Music: A Musical Memoir", due out in May 6th, 2014, Joe Satriani recounts his musical journey from a 1970's Long Island, N.Y. kid, through his multi-platinum record selling surge, to where he is today.
29 May 2014, 11:53 PM ET
How strong is the proof for cosmic inflation, the event that drove the Big Bang?
29 May 2014, 11:52 PM ET
The sleek new space pod dreamed up by inventor Elon Musk can land and takeoff vertically and can withstand mutliple trips.
29 May 2014, 11:05 PM ET
Elon Musk unveiled the private space company's new spacecraft on May 29th, 2014.
29 May 2014, 10:39 PM ET
The moon shines because its surface reflects light from the sun. But because of its orbit around Earth, the lighting goes through phases.
29 May 2014, 12:17 PM ET
Three physicists who helped further the theory that the universe experienced an extremely rapid burst of expansion right after it was born — a process known as cosmic inflation — were awarded the prestigious Kavli Prize in Astrophysics today (May 29).