Mars rover snaps amazing self-portrait
December 28, 2012, 2:36 p.m. by SPACE.com
The image shows Curiosity surrounded by the tracks of its wheels, with the 3-mile-high Mount Sharp rising into the sky in the distance.
NASA unveils ebooks on Hubble, Webb Space Telescopes
December 28, 2012, 11:50 a.m. by SPACE.com
The books will allow readers to explore not only pictures taken by the telescopes, but also their construction.
Astronaut records 1st original song on space station
December 27, 2012, 3:05 p.m. by Tariq Malik, SPACE.com
The song, called 'Jewel in the Night,' is a holiday-themed tune recorded by Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield.
The strangest non-stories in science from 2012
December 27, 2012, 12:55 p.m. by Benjamin Radford, LiveScience
It would have been nice if Bigfoot had been proven or aliens had made their presence known this year, but it was not meant to be.
New Mars photo christens ESA deep-space antenna
December 27, 2012, 12:20 p.m. by SPACE.com
The Red Planet appears on its side in the photo, with the daytime side facing down. Three huge volcano domes are also visible.
Will humans keep evolving on ultra-long space voyages?
December 27, 2012, 12:15 p.m. by Elizabeth Howell, Space.com
Cameron Smith of Portland State University believes evolution will continue on starships despite the best attempts to limit it.
New baby picture of universe unveiled
December 27, 2012, 11:30 a.m. by Megan Gannon, SPACE.com
The new image maps the temperature of the radiation left over from the Big Bang and allows scientists to predict what may have happened earlier in the universe's life.
Asteroid no threat to Earth in 2040
December 27, 2012, 6 a.m. by SPACE.com Staff
Asteroid 2011 AG5, which is 460 feet wide, will not hit Earth in the year 2040, scientists have confirmed.
Last full moon of 2012 is on Dec. 28
December 26, 2012, 10 a.m. by Geoff Gaherty, SPACE.com
Here are some fun facts about the final full moon of the year, and how to view it from your backyard.
Wildest alien planets of 2012
December 21, 2012, 12:45 p.m. by Nola Taylor Redd, SPACE.com
From quadruple-star systems to planets that could host life, 2012 has been an amazing year for exoplanet finds.
Meteorite from California fireball reveals its secrets
December 21, 2012, 10:45 a.m. by Elizabeth Howell, SPACE.com
The Sutter's Mill meteorite is a rare carbonaceous chondrite that contains information about the early stages of the solar system.
Photographer captures stunning image of eagle in symmetrical reflection
'Super mom' spotted on a Minnesota lake — with 56 ducklings in tow
The lost towns under Lake Murray
Tortoise 'marriage' ends after 115 years
How the new 5G network could wreak havoc on weather forecasts
'Traffic jam' on Mount Everest turns deadly for climbers