| Nov 6, 2013
| 7:52 PM
Planetary scientists weren’t remotely expecting the 62-foot-wide Chelyabinsk fireball to shoot across Russian skies in February -- they’d had their eyes peeled on a much bigger target that missed the Earth by a decent margin, the asteroid...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 7:30 AM
"Gravity" director Alfonso Cuarón's movie starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney as two astronauts having an especially bad day in space is a hit with film critics and audiences. Reviews by actual rocket scientists, however, have been mixed....
| Nov 7, 2013
| 6:46 PM
By the time that the Olympic caldron is lighted for the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, the torch relaying the symbolic flame of the competition will have been to the top of Europe's highest mountain, plunged to the depths of the world's deepest lake,...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 11:00 AM
A commercially built spacecraft packed with cargo is now hurtling at 17,500 mph through outer space on course to rendezvous with the International Space Station.
The capsule was launched Wednesday atop a 13-story rocket off the coast of Virginia at 7:58...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 2:17 PM
How old is the moon? Not as old as we once thought.
The moon is likely to be 4.4 billion to 4.45 billion years old, or about 100 million years younger than previously thought, according to new research by geochemist Richard Carlson of the Carnegie...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 6:00 PM
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The Olympic torch has arrived in outer space, and you can watch two cosmonauts take it out on a spacewalk, right here.
If you live on the West Coast, you are going to have to wake up early to enjoy the show. Russian...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 12:33 PM
The most high-fidelity search for methane on Mars has turned up none, a result that significantly reduces the chances of finding microbial life on the Red Planet.
The highly awaited results of tests conducted by NASA’s Curiosity rover do not...
| Nov 9, 2013
| 12:20 PM
MOSCOW — The Russian relay ahead of the Olympic Games reached its peak Saturday, both figuratively and literally, as two Russian cosmonauts took the Olympic torch on a walk outside the International Space Station about 186 miles above Earth.
| Nov 13, 2013
| 5:38 PM
Don’t be fooled – this epic video of plump clouds, clear lakes and gorgeous landscapes isn’t from some remote vacation spot on Earth. This could be what Mars looked like about 4 billion years ago, NASA scientists say.
| Nov 18, 2013
| 9:52 AM
[Updated, 10:41 a.m. Nov. 18: Success! The Atlas V rocket, carrying MAVEN on its mission to Mars, lifted off this morning just as the launch window opened.
Social media lighted up as the robotic explorer left the launchpad at Cape Canaveral. This is...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 2:01 PM
NASA is planning to send a 3-D printer into space and use it as a mini factory to churn out tools and instruments, sparing astronauts the hassle of lugging spare parts on each mission, according to a report.
The printer is slated to go into space in the...