Astronaut snaps beautiful photo of 'night-shining clouds'
January 23, 2013, 11:51 a.m. by Douglas Main, OurAmazingPlanet
The cloud glows due to a combination of low temperatures in the mesopause and the cloud's positive relative to the sun.
Is space big enough for 2 asteroid-mining companies?
January 23, 2013, 9:54 a.m. by Mike Wall, SPACE.com
Deep Space and Planetary Resources aim to split asteroid water into its constituent hydrogen and oxygen, which are the chief components of rocket fuel.
NASA's alien planet archive now open to the world
January 22, 2013, 3:20 p.m. by Miriam Kramer, Space.com
Researchers are posting all exoplanet sightings by the Kepler observatory into a single, comprehensive website called the NASA Exoplanet Archive.
What will the first photos of black holes look like?
January 22, 2013, 9:10 a.m. by Clara Moskowitz
A telescope currently under construction will soon be able to capture the first images of black hole boundaries.
Alien auroras may light up exoplanet night skies
January 22, 2013, 9:10 a.m. by Miriam Kramer, Space.com
Researchers used the Low-Frequency Array radio telescope to observe radio emissions most likely caused by powerful auroras from planets outside of our solar system.
Asteroid-mining project aims for deep-space colonies
January 22, 2013, 12:40 a.m. by Mike Wall, Space.com
Deep Space Industries Inc. announced that it plans to launch a fleet of prospecting spacecraft in 2015 and begin harvesting metals and water from asteroids within a decade.
Manatee Nebula? Celestial wonder looks just like the sea creature
January 21, 2013, 11:40 a.m. by Clara Moskowitz, SPACE.com
The National Radio Astronomy Observatory collaborated with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to confer the new nickname on the nebula.
NASA's 'Mohawk Guy' to march in Obama's inaugural parade
January 21, 2013, 10:23 a.m. by Miriam Kramer
NASA is sending out their well-known mohawk-sporting flight director, Bobak Ferdowski to march in Barack Obama's inauguration parade.
See Moon and Jupiter online: Dazzling close encounter expected
January 21, 2013, 9:35 a.m. by Joe Rao, SPACE.com
Observers have the chance to see what astronomers call an appulse — a very close approach of the moon to Jupiter.
Happy birthday, Buzz Aldrin! Apollo 11 moonwalker is 83 today
January 20, 2013, 11:30 a.m. by Tariq Malik, Space.com
Aldrin, who along with Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong boldly walked where no one had before in 1969, is marking his birthday on the road with a trip to England.
Astronomy teacher finds Hubble Telescope's hidden treasure
January 20, 2013, 9:40 a.m. by Tariq Malik
A high school teacher wins NASA's 'Hubble Hidden Treasures' contest with an amazing photo of the Large Magellanic Cloud, taken from the Hubble Telescope's unseen archives.
'Planetary parks' could protect space wilderness
January 18, 2013, 4:20 p.m. by Leonard David, SPACE.com
Parks on planets like Mars would also allow for maximum preservation of scientific heritage, both geologically and — perhaps — biologically