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.
02 October 2013, 11:05 AM ET
NASA needs ideas for its next Mars rover, but the government shutdown might delay their arrival.
02 October 2013, 09:54 AM ET
The moon came into existence after several planet-size space bodies smashed into the nascent Earth, with the final one actually forming our satellite, while several impacts blew off our planet’s atmosphere, according to a new study.
02 October 2013, 09:25 AM ET
Ionic or plasma water may exist deep within Gliese 1214 b, a super-Earth with a water-rich atmosphere. Astronomers have determined that the atmosphere of super-Earth Gliese 1214 b is likely water-rich. However, this exoplanet is no Earth twin.
01 October 2013, 01:11 PM ET
Look out, dark energy: A TARDIS may be the real reason the universe is accelerating. Regions in space-time that are bigger on the inside than the outside — just like the sci-fi character Doctor Who's TARDIS time machine.
01 October 2013, 11:43 AM ET
The galaxy weighs a whopping 200 million times more than the sun, packing half of this mass within 80 light-years of its center, according to observations from the Keck 10-meter telescope in Hawaii.
01 October 2013, 11:19 AM ET
ESA astronaut snapped this view of moonset from the International Space Station as seen in this stunning space wallpaper. Parmitano is onboard the orbital outpost as part of ESA's long duration mission, Volare.
30 September 2013, 02:19 PM ET
The main ingredient in industrial plastic number 5, has been detected in the atmosphere of the Saturn moon. The propylene molecule was missing in Voyager 1's probe of the moon in 1980, and had baffled scientists until now.
30 September 2013, 08:54 AM ET
In the star cluster NGC 6811, astronomers have found two planets smaller than Neptune orbiting Sun-like stars, as seen in this space wallpaper.
27 September 2013, 12:08 PM ET
Is the moon a present from Venus, which once had a moon and then lost it? A wild new theory puts the scenario out there.
27 September 2013, 09:35 AM ET
Four of the five main databases that catalog exoplanet discoveries now list more than 900 confirmed alien worlds, and two of them peg the tally at 986 as of today (Sept. 26). So the 1,000th exoplanet may be spotted in a matter of days or weeks.
27 September 2013, 09:18 AM ET
This space wallpaper is an artist’s impression showing the view from the exoplanet Gliese 667Cd looking toward the planet’s parent star (Gliese 667C).
26 September 2013, 09:12 AM ET
A perplexing fast-spinning star just might be the 'missing link' in a long-standing pulsar mystery, scientists say. A newfound neutron star 18,000 light-years from Earth alternates between two kinds of pulsars in a never-before-seen discovery.
26 September 2013, 09:06 AM ET
A group of renowned scientists, engineers, artists and others need your help to send a message into the universe aboard a spacecraft bound for Pluto.
25 September 2013, 06:32 PM ET
New interactive NASA maps reveal the beauty and complexity of Earth.
25 September 2013, 01:40 PM ET
Io is the most volcanically active object in the solar system, dissipating its massive stores of internal heat via intense eruptions.
25 September 2013, 09:37 AM ET
A previously unsuspected tidal dwarf galaxy candidate (upper left) appears only in the ultraviolet, indicating the presence of many hot young stars as seen in this cool space wallpaper.
25 September 2013, 09:17 AM ET
The 1-ton Curiosity rover paused to examine a few rocks late last week, making the first of five planned science stops en route to the 3.4-mile-high Mount Sharp. The break was fruitful, returning further signs of long-ago flowing water.
25 September 2013, 09:04 AM ET
An amazing image taken by a new camera on a telescope in the Southern Hemisphere shows a colorful and detailed view of a star-forming region of the Milky Way.
23 September 2013, 11:58 AM ET
The European Space Agency's gravity-mapping GOCE satellite will begin falling from space in mid-October as it runs out of fuel, following a successful four-year mission.
23 September 2013, 09:37 AM ET
The Spanish city of Barcelona is pictured in this space wallpaper by Japan’s ALOS satellite. Along the coast, we can see the Barcelona’s port—one of Europe’s top ten largest container ports. This image was released June 21, 2013.
23 September 2013, 09:26 AM ET
The leading theory of the moon's origin holds that it was created when a mysterious planet slammed into Earth about 4.56 billion years ago. But new analyses of lunar rocks suggest that the moon is actually between 4.4 billion and 4.45 billion years old.
20 September 2013, 11:03 AM ET
A team of British researchers says a cell fragment found high up in Earth's atmosphere likely came from outer space. But such an extraordinary claim requires much more convincing evidence, outside scientists say.
20 September 2013, 10:03 AM ET
A proposed mathematical proof that outlines the way information behaves in coded messages may have implications for black holes. The proof suggests that the radiation spit out by black holes may retain information on the dark behemoths.