Space Archive
10 February 2014, 06:35 PM ET
A new deep view of the universe from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has revealed one of the youngest galaxies ever observed by astronomers.
10 February 2014, 01:59 PM ET
New images of galaxy Centaurus A, equivalent to a single Chandra X-Ray telescope exposure nearly 10 days long taken between 1999 and 2012, shows bright jets from a supermassive black hole. A dark dust lane is a fossil of an ancient galaxy collision.
10 February 2014, 12:24 PM ET
Worlds with twin suns like Luke Skywalker's fictional home world Tatooine in "Star Wars" may be born far from the stellar heart of their alien solar systems, scientists say.
10 February 2014, 12:13 PM ET
By 2040 or so, astronomers will have scanned enough star systems give themselves a great shot of discovering alien-produced electromagnetic signals, said Seth Shostak of the SETI Institute.
10 February 2014, 11:52 AM ET
In this stunning space wallpaper, taken with the Cassini wide-angle camera on June 6, 2012, the spacecraft looks toward the night side of Titan and sees sunlight scattering through the periphery of Titan's atmosphere and forming a ring of color.
07 February 2014, 02:55 PM ET
A probe orbiting Mercury has beamed more than 200,000 images to ground controllers on Earth, and it's still going strong.
07 February 2014, 02:36 PM ET
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has snapped its first photo of Earth from the surface of the Red Planet, an amazing image that also includes the moon. See the photos here.
07 February 2014, 01:59 PM ET
The late news anchor Walter Cronkite, the planet-hunting Kepler space telescope and a hypersonic aircraft mission are among the people and projects being honored by this year's National Space Club awards.
07 February 2014, 01:52 PM ET
This stunning space wallpaper shows the Toby Jug Nebula, which is located about 1200 light-years from Earth in the southern constellation of Carina (The Ship’s Keel). More formally known as IC 2220, it is an example of a reflection nebula.
07 February 2014, 01:43 PM ET
"Dynamic Earth," a video created by staffers at NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio and their colleagues, took first prize in the 2013 International Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge.
06 February 2014, 04:08 PM ET
The Mars Science Laboratory captured imagery of the brightest object in its twilight sky, Earth and its orbiting Moon. The rover's Mast Camera imaged them on January 31st, 2014, its 529th day on the Red Planet.
06 February 2014, 11:37 AM ET
This stunning space wallpaper, not unlike a pointillist painting, shows the star-studded center of the Milky Way towards the constellation of Sagittarius.
06 February 2014, 11:14 AM ET
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter photographed the crater on Nov. 19, 2013. Scientists know the feature formed sometime between July 2010 and May 2012, because other MRO observations show big changes in the area between those two dates.
06 February 2014, 11:07 AM ET
Black holes acting as companions to early stars may have taken more time to raise the temperature of the ancient universe than previously thought, a new study suggests.
05 February 2014, 06:35 PM ET
Satellites circling Earth have snapped stunning views of the sprawling sporting venues and slopes that will host the world's best athletes next week when the 2014 Winter Olympic Games begin in Sochi.
05 February 2014, 05:09 PM ET
"Dynamic Earth" is the video winner of the 2013 International Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge, jointly sponsored by the National Science Foundation and the journal Science.
05 February 2014, 09:36 AM ET
The innards of an asteroid in space have been measured for the first time. Astronomers using a European Southern Observatory telescope have made precise measurements of Asteroid Itokawa's density.
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.