The sun emitted a significant solar flare, peaking at 1:48 p.m. EDT March 29, 2014, and NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captured images of the event.
Earlier this month, NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) observatory successfully downlinked images of the moon and stars taken by onboard camera systems, known as star trackers. This is the first time the LADEE team commanded the spacecraft to send these pictures back to Earth.
China's Chang'e 3 landed on Mare Imbrium (Sea of Rains) just east of a 450 m diameter impact crater on 14 December 2013. Soon after landing, a small rover named Yutu (or Jade Rabbit in English) was deployed and took its first tentative drive onto the airless regolith.
The region located between the surface of the sun and its atmosphere has been revealed as a more violent place than previously understood, according to images and data from NASA's newest solar observatory, the Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph, or IRIS.
Scientists have examined newly-discovered photographs of Albert Einstein's brain, and discovered several unusual features that they say may help explain his genius.
Stunning images are already being beamed back from the Curiosity Mars rover as it undergoes a series of health checks before beginning its mission of exploration.
NASA astronomers have released the highest-resolution images ever taken of the Sun's corona, its million-degree outer atmosphere, at an extreme-ultraviolet wavelength.
Giving a different meaning to data storage in the cloud, scientists have succeeded in storing a miniature movie in a room-teperature atomic vapor.
BBC One has posted a series of teaser images from the upcoming season of the hit sci-fi show.
Images of children in their bedrooms have been freely available on the web, following a security breach by webcam company Trendnet.
NASA's Deep Space Network antenna has captured new radar images of Asteroid 2005 YU55 as it approaches Earth in what's set to be the closest approach of a big asteroid ever recorded.
The City of Cupertino has released more information and images of Apple's planned circular office building - widely described as looking like a UFO.
It's exactly one year since Neptune was discovered - one Neptunian year, or 165 of our own rather shorter ones.
The state of Tennessee is leading the charge to turn America into a fascist police state. They’re using “emotional distress” as an excuse to strip their citizens of their First Amendment rights.
NASA has released the first ever 360-degree view of the sun, taken by two probes on opposite sides.
The future is always portrayed in movies and TV as a world where retinal scans get us into buildings, or augmented reality images in an individual’s field of vision (think Terminator).
NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft got a closeup view of comet Hartley 2 yesterday, getting within 435 miles of the comet.
New research funded by the National Institutes of Health shows that people can manipulate complex visual images on a computer screen using only the mind.
Scientists have captured direct images of the long-theorized but never before seen magnetic monopoles.
Monopoles - magnets which have just a single pole - were theoretically conceived by the British-Swiss physicist Paul Dirac, who showed in the 1930s that their existence is consistent with quantum theory.
E Ink has debuted a next-gen display for eReaders that offers a 50% improved contrast ratio, along with crisper images and text for outdoor reading.