17 January 2012, 03:55 PM ET
The Sun produced a colorful flare on January 16, 2011 resembling a flower and the ensuing coronal mass ejection was pointed towards Venus. Damage to the planet's vast atmosphere is expected to be minimal, with slight cloud top erosion.
17 January 2012, 11:31 AM ET
Space observatories have returned far-infrared (Herschel) and multi-energy x-ray (XMM-Newton) imagery of the Eagle Nebula, birthplace of new star systems, giving astronomers new understanding of processes sculpting the iconic "pillars".
11 January 2012, 02:35 PM ET
This animation shows the black hole system H1743-322 ejecting powerful gas 'bullets' during its mid-2009 outburst.
06 January 2012, 05:29 PM ET
Expedition 30 Commander Dan Burbank recruits new astronauts for the International Space Station and Orion programs.
06 January 2012, 05:21 PM ET
The sun erupted with a good-sized solar flare and a coronal mass ejection on its far-side beyond the view of SDO, but the resulting strands of particle clouds as seen in extreme ultraviolet light still made for quite a show on January 2,2012.
05 January 2012, 09:51 PM ET
Researchers now believe that about a fifth of planet 55 Cancri e (once thought to be mostly rocky) is comprised of light elements in a supercritical state, comparable to the condition of rocket propellent when firing from a spaceship during launch.
05 January 2012, 01:42 PM ET
The failed Russian mission to one of Mars' small moons was captured by Thierry Legault and Emmanuel Rietsch ( http://legault.perso.sfr.fr ) on New Year's Day 2012. The spacecraft may crash back to Earth on January 15th.
04 January 2012, 03:53 PM ET
Amateur Astronomer Brian Emfinger ( http://www.realclearwx.com ) captured this time-lapse of the yearly meteor shower in the early morning hours on January 2, 2012.
04 January 2012, 11:34 AM ET
SPACE.com's Clara Moskowitz talks to the Expedition 30 crew about the types of dreams they experience while sleeping in space. The crew also talks Space X's first flight to the ISS, answers reader's questions and more.
04 January 2012, 10:50 AM ET
Right now, orbiting the Earth, human-made space debris bits number in the 10's of thousands. And the threat multiplies, even if no new rockets are launched. The director of a new IMAX documentary speaks about it.
04 January 2012, 06:00 AM ET
Europe's Very Large Telescope captured one of the clearest views of the Omega Nebula to date. Extreme ultraviolet rays conjured from hot young stars illuminate hydrogen gas giving the nebula its stunning deep color.
03 January 2012, 02:57 PM ET
Russia's failed mission to the Mars moon is set to crash back to Earth in early 2012. The potential debris area includes populated land masses. Probabilities weigh in favor of a water landing but there is no way to know for certain.
03 January 2012, 12:39 PM ET
The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has been capturing imagery of the crater in the tail end of 2011 and the west wall is featured. This will provide researchers with opportunities to learn more about lunar rocks and geology of the Moon.
03 January 2012, 12:14 PM ET
An active region on the Sun produced dozens of outbursts including a medium sized flare and coronal mass ejection. This time-lapse video highlights the year ending fireworks. Images captured by SDO on December 29-30, 2011.
03 January 2012, 09:55 AM ET
Europe's environmental monitoring satellite has taken amazing imagery of land and oceans with its optical and radar instruments. The satellite is orbiting 497 miles above the Earth.
28 December 2011, 03:35 PM ET
The six astronauts on the International Space Station are wishing the people of Earth a very Happy New Year for 2012.
22 December 2011, 03:53 PM ET
International Space Station Commander Dan Burbank captured spectacular imagery of Comet Lovejoy as seen from about 240 miles above the Earth’s horizon on Wednesday, Dec. 21.
20 December 2011, 08:16 PM ET
The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has taken amazing imagery of the frozen surfaces of Mars. Take in the breathtaking sights on this holiday tour aboard Santa's "Red Planet" sleigh.
20 December 2011, 04:43 PM ET
On Dec. 19, the Russian Soyuz spacecraft slated to carry three new crewmembers to the International Space Station on Dec. 21 was moved to the launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
20 December 2011, 01:03 PM ET
NASA's Kepler mission has detected two worlds, one slightly smaller and one almost the same size as Earth. This is the first time that Earth-sized planets have been confirmed orbiting another star.
20 December 2011, 09:26 AM ET
NASA is looking to skywatchers for help studying incoming objects. While giving users information about meteor showers, the Apple app can send info back to NASA about the brightness and location of shooting stars.
19 December 2011, 03:36 PM ET
Relive 11 amazing unmanned rocket launches of the year by American launch provider United Launch Alliance.
16 December 2011, 05:10 PM ET
NASA astronaut Dan Burbank, commander of the International Space Station, sends holiday greetings to folks back on Earth.
16 December 2011, 04:52 PM ET
End of a Shuttle era, on-orbit & launch failures, space station completion, and private space growth highlight an exciting year in spaceflight.