Drill issue could threaten Mars rover Curiosity's mission
December 10, 2012, 2:53 p.m. by SPACE.com Staff
At some point a bond in the drilling mechanism will fail, causing an electrical short that could threaten to knock out the entire rover.
Secretive Air Force space plane ready for Tuesday liftoff
December 10, 2012, 7:42 a.m. by Leonard David, SPACE.com
The X-37B vehicle and its cargo bay packed with a classified payload is set to make the third mission of the program.
'Born-again' nebula foreshadows death of our sun
November 29, 2012, 7:36 a.m. by SPACE.com Staff
The images give a glimpse of what our sun might look like in 5 billion years when it nears the end of its life cycle.
Monster black hole is biggest ever found
November 28, 2012, 1:24 p.m. by Elizabeth Howell
The supermassive black hole has a mass equivalent to 17 billion suns and is located inside the galaxy NGC 1277 in the constellation Perseus.
Misplaced moon rocks found in Minnesota, more still missing
November 28, 2012, 1:06 a.m. by Robert Z. Pearlman, Space.com
The small lunar stones, which are better described as dust and pebbles rather than moon rocks, were found by the National Guard.
NASA outpost beyond moon could lead to Mars
November 20, 2012, 7:46 a.m. by Mike Wall, space.com
Such an effort would allow scientists and engineers to work their way up to even more distant targets such as asteroids and Mars.
'Super-Earth' alien planet may be habitable for life
November 7, 2012, 7:09 p.m. by Mike Wall, space.com
Called HD 40307g, the planet is located inside its host star's habitable zone, a range of distance where liquid water may exist on a world's surface.
Obama win keeps NASA on course -- toward an asteroid
November 7, 2012, 1:53 a.m. by Mike Wall
Here's a brief look at some of NASA's larger aims and ambitions, which it should continue to work toward over at least the next 4 years.
Gamma ray scope spies light from universe's first stars
November 1, 2012, 2:06 p.m. by Clara Moskowitz, SPACE.com
Astronomers have detected glow extragalactic background light and have separated out the light from later stars.