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This graphic depicts the passage of asteroid 2004 BL86, which will come no closer than about three times the distance from Earth to the moon on Jan. 26, 2015. Due to its orbit around the sun, the asteroid is currently only visible by astronomers with large telescopes who are located in the southern hemisphere. But by Jan. 26, the space rock's changing position will make it visible to those in the northern hemisphere. (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

Giant Asteroid Headed Toward Earth Will Be Visible With Binoculars

An asteroid a third of a mile wide is poised to soar past the Earth on Jan. 26 — the closest any known space rock this size is expected to fly by until 2027.

01/19/2015

A rendering of the NASA New Horizons spacecraft. (NASA)

NASA Spacecraft Begins 1st Ever Approach To Pluto

Man is about to reach closer to Pluto than ever before as the NASA New Horizons spacecraft begins the first of several approach phases toward the dwarf planet at the edge of our solar system.

01/15/2015

International Space Station

6 Astronauts Evacuate US Part Of Space Station During Ammonia Leak Scare

Astronauts hurriedly evacuated the U.S. section of the International Space Station and moved to its Russian module after a coolant problem emerged Wednesday, but Russian and U.S. officials insisted all six crew were not in any danger.

01/14/2015

(NOAA)

Strongest Magnetic Storm Since September Erupts Over Northern Hemisphere

A strong geomagnetic storm sparking bright auroras erupted early Wednesday morning over the Northern Hemisphere, according to the Space Weather Prediction Center.

01/07/2015

(NASA)

NASA’s 20-Year-Old ‘Pillars Of Creation’ Photo Undergoes A Stunning High-Def Treatment

NASA is celebrating 25 years of the Hubble Telescope in orbit with a new dramatic view of a well-known celestial object.

01/06/2015

SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket with the Dragon space craft are readied on October 7, 2012 for an evening launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida, to the International Space Station. (BRUCE WEAVER/AFP/GettyImages)

SpaceX Calls Off Rocket Flight To International Space Station 1 Minute Before Launch

SpaceX has called off its flight to the International Space Station.

01/06/2015

(NASA)

WATCH: Astronauts Ring In The New Year 16 Times From Space

Astronauts on board the International Space Station celebrated New Year’s Day 16 times as it orbited the globe at 17,500 miles per hour.

01/01/2015

(European Space Agency)

Astronaut Releases Gorgeous Time Lapse Video From 166 Days Spent At International Space Station

A German astronaut has compiled a breathtaking time lapse video of the time he spent aboard the International Space Station.

12/29/2014

X-rays stream off the sun in this image showing observations from by NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, or NuSTAR, overlaid on a picture taken by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory. (Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/GSFC)

NASA’s NuSTAR Mission Captures Spectacular 1st Picture Of The Sun

NASA’s Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array has taken its first picture of the sun, producing the most sensitive solar portrait ever taken in high-energy X-rays.

12/25/2014

Christmas On The International Space Station (Photo by NASA)

Does Santa Visit The Space Station? Astronauts Celebrate Christmas In Orbit

You think YOUR house is crowded with house guests this season? NASA astronauts have been having Christmas dinner in a dining room the size of a Volkswagen for decades, and this season is no exception, although the International Space Station is far more spacious than the original Apollo capsule where one of the most famous Christmases in space was ever celebrated.

12/24/2014

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