NASA's researchers are frequently taking pictures that are hard to believe — or that look familiar, but turn out to be not at all what we expected. This picture comes from a place not too distant, at least for NASA.
Russian scientists have recovered a large chunk of what they say is a remnant of the Chelyabinsk meteor. Scientists will study the meteorite fragments to better understand the meteor that disintegrated over the Urals in a fiery explosion earlier this year. It's so big it broke the scale they planned to use to weigh it.
Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield will be returning to earth Tuesday after five months of commanding the International Space Station. Marco Werman speaks with his unofficial social media manager and his son, Evan Hadfield.
Dennis Tito, multi-millionare turned space pioneer, wants to send two people to Mars and back. We hear about the challenges such a couple would face from Bill and Laurel Cooper, who spent 35 years sailing the world together.
A meteor estimated to weigh about 10 tons entered the earth's atmosphere at a speed of 33,000 miles per hour over Russia's Ural Mountains and caused a shockwave that shattered windows and damaged walls in the town of Chelyabinsk.
The meteor explosion in Russia comes on the same day as an asteroid passes unusually close to Earth. Anchor Carol Hills speaks with Denton Eble, curator of meteorites at the American Museum of Natural History in New York.
The European Space Agency's Gaia mission is headed into space. The $1 billion space observatory blasted off from French Guiana Thursday morning on a mission to create a very detailed, 3-D map of the Milky Way. No special glasses required.
Today in Moscow six astronauts were shut up in a capsule that will remain closed for 100 days. It's part of an experiment to find out how they might cope on the journey to and from the planet Mars. Anchor Lisa Mullins finds out more from New York Times reporter, Michael Schwirtz.
Iran announced today that it has launched a research rocket into space. The rocket is carrying a mouse, two turtles, and about a dozen worms. John Pike is Director of GlobalSecurity.org. That's a defense information website based in Alexandria, Virginia.
Russians and Americans live and work together for six months at a time on the International Space Station. Given that tensions between Moscow and Washington are way up after Russia's annexation of Crimea, we wondered how the conversation is going way up there.