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14 January 2014, 06:04 PM ET
Scientists are mapping out a possible mission to the huge metal asteroid Psyche, which is thought to be the exposed iron core of a protoplanet.
14 January 2014, 03:13 PM ET
See stunning photos of Phobos and Deimos, the small moons of Mars, as seen by spacecraft on and orbiting the Red Planet. Phobos is the largest moon of Mars, with Deimos as a smaller satellite.
14 January 2014, 10:21 AM ET
The Indian Space Research Organisation's GSLV-D5 rocket successfully launched GSAT-14 satellite from SDSC SHAR, Sriharikota, India on Jan. 5, 2014. See photo of the launch here.
13 January 2014, 12:45 PM ET
See mission photos for the private spaceflight company SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket carrying the Thaicom 6 communications satellite from Cape Canaveral, Fla., on Jan. 6, 2013.
12 January 2014, 07:50 AM ET
See photos from Orbital Sciences of the first Cygnus cargo mission to the International Space Station in January 2014. The Jan. 8 launch will visible from parts of the U.S. East Coast.
11 January 2014, 05:18 PM ET
From a celestial "Hand of God" to a super-deep look at the universe, don't miss these amazing space images of the week for Jan. 11, 2014.
11 January 2014, 04:58 PM ET
From a monster sunspot to the darkest skies on Earth, don't miss these spectacular night sky photos by stargazers and readers.
11 January 2014, 12:07 PM ET
See amazing images of the aptly named Tarantula Nebula in deep space, also known as 30 Doradus. The nebula is located in a prominent region of star formation located in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) the nearest neighboring galaxy to the Milky Way.
11 January 2014, 11:50 AM ET
See photos from a mock Mars mission in the Utah desert as seen by Crew 133 at the Mars Desert Research Station near Hanksville (Jan. 4 to 19, 2014).
11 January 2014, 09:22 AM ET
See photos from Virgin Galactic's third rocket-powered test flight of the private space plane SpaceShipTwo on Jan. 10, 2014. It was Virgin Galactic's highest flight at the time.
09 January 2014, 01:07 PM ET
See launch photos for Orbital Sciences' first commercial cargo mission using a Cygnus spacecraft, which blasted off on Jan. 9, 2014 from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Va.
08 January 2014, 03:18 PM ET
The 223rd meeting of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) began Sunday (Jan. 5) and runs through Thursday (Jan. 9). See images released during the conference.
04 January 2014, 12:42 PM ET
From astronauts wishing Earth a happy New Year from space to jaw-dropping views of Saturn, don't miss these amazing space images of the week for Jan. 4, 2014.
04 January 2014, 12:18 PM ET
From shapeshifting auroras to a stunning solar prominence, don't miss these spectacular night sky photos by stargazers and readers.
01 January 2014, 01:11 PM ET
See amazing images of the night sky and cosmos in's gallery of cosmic images posted in December 2013.
31 December 2013, 10:10 AM ET
See what's up in the night sky for January 2014, including stargazing events and the moon's phases, in this gallery courtesy of Starry Night Software.
30 December 2013, 04:00 PM ET
See photos of amazing auroras taken by readers in 2013.
28 December 2013, 08:24 PM ET
From photos of rare noctilucent clouds to images from a vital holiday spacewalk, don't miss these amazing space images of the week for Dec. 28, 2013.
28 December 2013, 02:02 PM ET
From a stunning time-lapse video showing observatories atop Mauna Kea, Hawaii, to an image of the International Space Station crossing a crescent moon, don't miss these stunning night sky photos by stargazers and readers.
27 December 2013, 03:56 PM ET
See photos of Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kotov and Sergey Ryazanskiy as they worked to install commercial Earth-watching cameras on the International Space Station on Dec. 27, 2013.
27 December 2013, 12:18 PM ET
See 100 amazing photos the night sky from the year 2013 in this spectacular collection of images submitted to by amateur astronomers and skywatchers. Which is your favorite view?
26 December 2013, 09:10 AM ET
DigitalGlobe's annual Top Image of the Year contest showcases satellite images of natural disasters, political issues, natural wonders and current events from 2013.
26 December 2013, 07:41 AM ET
See amazing solar eclipse and night sky photos taken by readers in December 2013 in this amateur astronomer image gallery.
24 December 2013, 10:01 AM ET
NASA astronauts Rick Mastracchio and Mike Hopkins took to the outside of the International Space Station for an urgent spacewalk on Christmas Eve (Dec. 24) to fix a problem with the orbiting outpost's vital cooling system.
23 December 2013, 06:25 PM ET
Rhea's icy surface bears the scars of innumerable impacts over the eons.
23 December 2013, 01:04 PM ET
Enceladus shines as one of the brightest objects in our solar system. See photos of Saturn's water ice-covered cold moon, as captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
23 December 2013, 12:12 PM ET
See stunning images taken by astronaut Rick Mastracchio aboard the International Space Station during the Expedition 38/39 mission in 2013/2014.
23 December 2013, 11:00 AM ET
See spectacular photographs taken by astronaut Mike Hopkins aboard the International Space Station during the Expedition 37/38 mission in 2013.
21 December 2013, 11:00 AM ET
Astronauts will perform two or three spacewalks to repair a problem with the International Space Station's cooling system, scheduled for Dec. 21, 23 and 25, 2013.
20 December 2013, 11:52 PM ET
From amazing photos of the Gaia galaxy-mapping spacecraft's launch to an amazing Hubble image of a celestial "Christmas wreath," don't miss these amazing space images of the week for Dec. 21, 2013.
19 December 2013, 01:31 AM ET
Here are amazing photos featuring the top 10 space robot "selfies."
16 December 2013, 12:00 PM ET
See photos from Iran's space rocket launches, including the country's first monkey spaceflight.