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WATCH: Can THIS Help Us Find Other Worlds?

WATCH: Can THIS Help Us Find Other Worlds?

Miriam Kramer  04. 9.2014
Editor's Note: In this weekly series, SPACE.com explores how technology drives space exploration and discovery. A flower-shaped spacecraft...
NASA Mulls Ethics Of Long-Duration Spaceflight

NASA Mulls Ethics Of Long-Duration Spaceflight

Miriam Kramer  04. 8.2014
NASA should set up a clear set of ethical rules regarding the health of astronauts on long-duration spaceflights — such as a trip to...
Moon Dust For Sale!

Moon Dust For Sale!

04. 6.2014
NEW YORK (AP) — Everything from American and Russian spacesuits to a moon dust-covered strap from the Apollo 12 mission will be available...
NASA Cuts Ties With Russia (Except On Space Station)

NASA Cuts Ties With Russia (Except On Space Station)

04. 2.2014
By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., April 2 (Reuters) - NASA has been added to the list of U.S government agencies prohibited...
Peculiar Books Reviewed: David A. Mindell's

Peculiar Books Reviewed: David A. Mindell's "Digital Apollo"

03.31.2014
The US space program is a treasure trove of insight into engineering at the extremes of human ability. It is a field which concerns itself...
New Data Suggest Theory About Black Holes Was All Wrong

New Data Suggest Theory About Black Holes Was All Wrong

Mike Wall  03.30.2014
The gigantic black holes that lurk at the hearts of galaxies were apparently born big. The central black holes in dwarf galaxies — the...
Is 'Flat' The Future Of Planetary Exploration?

Is 'Flat' The Future Of Planetary Exploration?

Mike Wall  03.27.2014
Future space missions may send dozens of rug-like robots fluttering down to the surface of alien worlds, taking much of the risk out of...
Mysterious New Feature Discovered On Planet's Surface

Mysterious New Feature Discovered On Planet's Surface

Mike Wall  03.21.2014
A NASA spacecraft has spotted a big gully on Mars, a feature that appears to have formed only within the last three years. The powerful...
WATCH: Massive Solar Eruptions Create 'Perfect Storm'

WATCH: Massive Solar Eruptions Create 'Perfect Storm'

Elizabeth Gibney  03.19.2014
The interaction of three huge ejections of particles and magnetic field from the Sun was behind a massive solar storm in interplanetary...
Old Satellite Forces Space Station Sidestep

Old Satellite Forces Space Station Sidestep

03.17.2014
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The International Space Station had to sidestep a piece of space junk. NASA said Monday the space station...
Cheerleaders Fight Stereotypes With Germy Space Experiment

Cheerleaders Fight Stereotypes With Germy Space Experiment

Robert Z. Pearlman  03.13.2014
A very, very (very) small sample from John Glenn's 1962 Mercury capsule "Friendship 7" is set to launch to the International Space Station...
Malfunction Sidelines Mars Mission

Malfunction Sidelines Mars Mission

Mike Wall  03.12.2014
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) put itself into a precautionary "safe mode" Friday (March 7), but the venerable spacecraft is...
WATCH: You Won't Believe How Much Stuff Is Orbiting The Earth

WATCH: You Won't Believe How Much Stuff Is Orbiting The Earth

Gregory Fink  03.11.2014
There's a lot of stuff floating around our planet, including dangerous space junk as well as working satellites. But scientists are floating...
HOW MANY Stars In Our Galaxy Host Alien Worlds!?

HOW MANY Stars In Our Galaxy Host Alien Worlds!?

Mike Wall  03. 5.2014
The vast majority of stars in our Milky Way galaxy host planets, many of which may be capable of supporting life as we know it, a new study...