29 December 2014, 06:14 AM ET
The past year has been a boom time for the commercial spaceflight industry, but alongside the successes have come failures, even tragedies.
24 December 2014, 03:00 PM ET
Everyday problems — and even major political and cultural conflicts — seem a lot smaller when you're watching them play out from 250 miles above Earth's surface.
23 December 2014, 03:10 PM ET
The new image, which was taken by the NuSTAR spacecraft, is the best-ever view of the sun in high-energy X-ray light. The photo, and others taken by NuSTAR in the future, should help researchers learn more about our star, researchers said.
20 December 2014, 03:35 AM ET
The technology of the future can't wait.
19 December 2014, 12:38 PM ET
The first-ever soft landing of a robotic probe the surface of a comet has just been named the top scientific breakthrough of 2014 by the journal Science.
19 December 2014, 11:20 AM ET
Near-Earth objects about the size of the Chelyabinsk meteor shower could potentially be detected by their interaction with solar wind as they travel through space.
18 December 2014, 04:57 PM ET
NASA scientists unveiled the first data sets from the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2, or OCO-2.
16 December 2014, 09:57 AM ET
The new image shows "ultra-luminous X-ray sources" (ULXs) studding the spiral galaxies NGC 2207 and IC 2163, which are grazing each other about 130 million light-years from Earth, in the constellation Canis Major.
11 December 2014, 08:48 AM ET
Astronauts released a tiny satellite from the International Space Station last month that will be used as a testbed for a future "space surveillance network," according to the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory.
10 December 2014, 02:45 PM ET
A meteorite that crashed down in California's gold country is showing off treasures of a different sort: small diamonds that could tell scientists more about the insides of asteroids.
09 December 2014, 12:01 PM ET
Curiosity has found evidence that the 96-mile-wide (154 kilometers) Gale Crater, which the rover has been studying since August 2012, hosted a large lake long ago. Runoff into this lake eventually built up Mount Sharp, mission scientists say.
05 December 2014, 10:15 AM ET
It's the spacecraft NASA has been waiting for. The space agency's new capsule, designed to help deliver humans to deep space destinations such as Mars someday, has just launched on its rigorous first test flight.
03 December 2014, 04:44 PM ET
A debate has long raged among scientists over the possible existence of life on Mars, and a new study is adding fuel to the fire.
03 December 2014, 09:33 AM ET
When NASA rockets its Orion spaceship high above the Earth's atmosphere on Thursday, the space-bound aircraft won't be alone.
02 December 2014, 11:27 AM ET
NASA's Orion space capsule is scheduled to travel 3,600 miles from Earth on Dec. 4, then rocket back to Earth to test out a variety of systems during an unmanned flight. No human-spaceflight vehicle has traveled so far since 1972.
01 December 2014, 10:18 AM ET
Astronomers are searching for gravitational waves possibly emitted by "strange stars," superdense objects made of exotic matter.
24 November 2014, 10:10 PM ET
A massive population of stars is missing, and scientists are stumped as to where it could be.
24 November 2014, 10:01 PM ET
While wormholes are possible according to Einstein's theory of general relativity, it's unlikely that people will ever be able to travel through one, said renowned astrophysicist Kip Thorne of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena.
21 November 2014, 12:10 PM ET
The sun may be partly responsible for lightning strikes on Earth, and scientists think fluctuations in the sun's magnetic field could be used to predict lightning storms weeks in advance.
19 November 2014, 06:36 PM ET
The region appears to be covered by a gray-white blanket in the image, which was captured in infrared light Tuesday morning (Nov. 18) by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) GOES-East spacecraft.
19 November 2014, 03:00 PM ET
The Philae lander is named for the Philae obelisk, as both are uncovering answers to ancient secrets.
19 November 2014, 02:00 PM ET
World-famous astrophysicist Stephen Hawking took to Facebook yesterday (Nov. 18) to share his views about a new film based on his life.
17 November 2014, 12:16 PM ET
The new biopic "The Theory of Everything" documents the personal life of cosmologist Stephen Hawking.
17 November 2014, 11:56 AM ET
The Leonid meteor shower of 2014 will peak on Monday and Tuesday (Nov. 17 and 18), but don't expect a dazzling celestial light show. Here's what to expect from the Leonids this year.
13 November 2014, 02:45 PM ET
The origins of organic matter found by Mars lander missions have long been debated, but a new study suggests a way to find out whether these chemicals of life came from the Red Planet or elsewhere.
12 November 2014, 01:14 PM ET
For the first time in history, a spacecraft built on Earth has softly landed on the face of a comet speeding through deep space.
11 November 2014, 08:56 AM ET
A European probe is expected to make an audacious landing on the face of a comet tomorrow (Nov. 12), and you can follow it live online starting today (Nov. 11).
11 November 2014, 02:12 AM ET
SpaceIL is hoping to not only land an Israeli craft on the moon, but also learn a bit about lunar magnetism while the lander is there.
07 November 2014, 11:52 AM ET
The European Space Agency's Gaia mission, which launched in December 2013, should find about 21,000 alien planets over the course of its five-year mission and perhaps 70,000 distant worlds if it keeps operating for 10 years, the study found.
05 November 2014, 11:44 AM ET
The Taurid meteors, sometimes called the "Halloween fireballs," are typically at their best from Nov. 5 through Nov. 12. Unfortunately, a bright moon will dampen the display this year.
05 November 2014, 11:37 AM ET
Hundreds of witnesses saw three different fireballs streak above different locations in the US, but one of them might not have been a fireball at all.