23 October 2013, 04:10 PM ET
Europe's Gravity field and steady-state Ocean Circulation Explorer satellite (GOCE) has run out of fuel and will likely die a fiery death in Earth's atmosphere about two weeks from now, officials say.
23 October 2013, 03:50 PM ET
India's 4.5 billion rupee ($73.5 million) mission to Mars, the nation’s first true interplanetary probe, is now slated to lift off Nov. 5 at 2:36 local time from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)
23 October 2013, 02:52 PM ET
Two of the five main databases that catalog exoplanet discoveries list 1,010 confirmed alien worlds as of today. That's a lot of progress since 1992, when researchers found the first-ever exoplanets orbiting a spinning neutron star, or pulsar.
23 October 2013, 01:01 PM ET
By using data collected by the Hubble Space Telescope and observations with the Keck I telescope in Hawaii, astronomers have now confirmed that the galaxy designated z8_GND_5296 formed within 700 million years after the beginning of the universe.
23 October 2013, 12:01 PM ET
Humanity should start thinking about how to interact with alien species long before coming into contact with extraterrestrial life, experts say.
23 October 2013, 11:51 AM ET
Possible future asteroid miner and CEO of the X Prize Foundation Peter Diamandis now has a different kind of prize.
23 October 2013, 11:10 AM ET
On October 19th, 2013, the Nucleus Gallery in California hosted a party for the grand opening of their new art exhibit. Over 50 pieces of commissioned artwork was available for viewing and sale ranging from photos to painting to knit dolls.
23 October 2013, 07:05 AM ET
A year ago this month, Austrian daredevil Felix Baumgartner achieved an incredible feat: He became the first human to break the sound barrier with his body by skydiving from the edge of space. Baumgartner reuinited with the Red Bull Stratos team.
23 October 2013, 07:00 AM ET
NASA's Orion capsule is slated to launch from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in September 2014. The unpiloted mission features a high-altitude, high-speed plunge into Earth’s atmosphere to assess the craft’s heat shield.
22 October 2013, 06:49 PM ET
Dmitri Zaikin, who in 1960 was chosen with Yuri Gagarin to be among the Soviet Union's first 20 cosmonauts but who never flew into space, died Oct. 20. He was 81.
22 October 2013, 05:00 PM ET
Nyberg used a single strand of her own hair to propel herself on the orbiting lab. The brief experimentwas inspired by a conversation fellow astronaut Cady Coleman had with Sandra Bullock, star of the blockbuster space thriller "Gravity."
22 October 2013, 04:12 PM ET
A fireball was picked up by the New Mexico State University meteor camera on October 19, 2013. (looped)
22 October 2013, 01:47 PM ET
Learn the latest news about space tourism and space tourist trips into outer space.
22 October 2013, 01:40 PM ET
For $75,000, a company called World View Enterprises will loft you 19 miles (30 kilometers) into Earth's atmosphere using a high-altitude balloon. You won't get your astronaut wings, but the views will still be spectacular, officials say.
22 October 2013, 01:23 PM ET
Two satellites snapped pictures of Hurricane Raymond of the Pacific coast of Mexico just a day apart, -- it was only a tropical storm one day, but a major hurricane the next.
22 October 2013, 12:52 PM ET
Designs for the World View Enterprises' space-qualified capsule has been classified as a Commercial Space System by the Federal Aviation Administration. Passengers will have the opportunity to spend two hours above 98,000 feet.
22 October 2013, 12:08 PM ET
A new analysis of a Martian meteorite claims some of the planet's missing carbon dioxide atmosphere disappeared into Mars itself.
22 October 2013, 11:14 AM ET
See photos of Orbital Sciences's first Cygnus spacecraft test flight to the International Space Station launching on an Antares rocket in September 2013. The mission launches from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.
22 October 2013, 11:00 AM ET
When NASA's Jupiter-bound Juno spacecraft zipped around Earth earlier this month, it peered back at our planet for a photo op. During this close encounter, the JunoCam snapped an image of Earth, released by NASA this week.
22 October 2013, 10:53 AM ET
NASA's Jupiter-bound Juno probe will study the gas giant's atmosphere, magnetosphere and gravitational field. Juno will orbit Jupiter for about a year.
22 October 2013, 09:44 AM ET
The Orbital Science's cargo craft has left the ISS behind after close to a month on October 22, 2013. Its destructive Earth re-entry will commence on October 23rd.
22 October 2013, 07:45 AM ET
The first privately built Cygnus cargo ship to visit the International Space Station detached from the orbiting lab Tuesday (Oct. 22) and is poised to destroy itself in Earth's atmosphere in a fiery finale to its successful test flight.
22 October 2013, 06:43 AM ET
The European Space Agency has rolled out a new initiative to refine 3D printing techniques to make space-grade metal parts. The project, called AMAZE, aims to spur innovations that could one day allow astronauts to print their own metal tools in space.
21 October 2013, 05:47 PM ET
Wispy nebulas come in all shapes across the universe. What do you see?
21 October 2013, 05:13 PM ET
Searching for potentially Earth-destroying asteroids isn't easy. They're dark, difficult to see from the surface of the planet, and there are a lot of them floating in the solar system.
21 October 2013, 04:29 PM ET
Astrophotographer Brian Davis captured this beautiful image of aptly named Rosette Nebula from a driveway in the suburbs of Sumter, S.C. See how he did it here.
21 October 2013, 03:35 PM ET
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21 October 2013, 03:01 PM ET
Earth-observing satellites caught views of the Chelyabinsk meteor strike last winter from above, showing the value of having eyes in the sky to monitor such threats, researchers say.
21 October 2013, 02:23 PM ET
On-orbit astronaut Karen Nyberg proves Cady Coleman told 'Gravity's Sandra Bullock the truth: a single strand of human hair pushed against a handrail aboard the ISS sprang Nyberg backwards in microgravity.
21 October 2013, 12:50 PM ET
Cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova, the first woman in space, took ahold of the Olympic flame Saturday (Oct. 19) for a leg of the 2014 Winter Games torch relay. At the same time, an unlit torch to be used in the Olympic Games' opening ceremonies was readied.
21 October 2013, 12:41 PM ET
The Orionid meteor shower produced some amazing cosmic sights for stargazers, including two brilliant fireballs, despite a bright moon and predictions of a less-than-stellar show.
21 October 2013, 10:42 AM ET
SPACE.com readers sent in their photos of the Orionid meteor shower which peaked in October 2013.