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08 November 2013, 03:57 PM ET
On 4 October 2013, NASA acquired 560+ images from the MESSENGER spacecraft orbiting Mercury. Hundreds of miles of scorched, asteroid impacted surface have been compiled and set to the 'HI-FI SCI-FI' sounds of Atom Strange.
08 November 2013, 03:42 PM ET
Set to launch on Nov 18th, 2013, the orbiter seek to rewind the planet's geologic history back to the wet, warm epoch that might have spawned life. MAVEN's instruments may help scientists understand why the planet lost much of its atmosphere.
08 November 2013, 02:11 PM ET
Solar radiation, trapped by our atmosphere, keeps Earth warm. But if human activity is making it too warm, Stanford scientists have developed a panel that can return heat to space. Is this a tool for future geo-engineering?
08 November 2013, 11:26 AM ET
Chad Blakley (lightsoverlapland.com) captured the Northern Lights over Lake Torneträsk and Abisko National Park in Sweden on Nov. 7th, 2013. His red headlamp moving across the scene created a lightning-like effect.
08 November 2013, 10:30 AM ET
Sunspot AR1890 erupted with an X3.3 flare on Nov. 6th, 2013 and an X1.1 flare on Nov. 8th. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captured the fireworks.
06 November 2013, 01:33 PM ET
A .53 gram fragment of the meteor that stunned the world in February 2013 was imaged using X-ray tomography. It is an LL chondrite type meteor.
06 November 2013, 09:17 AM ET
A quick-peaking X3 flare stitched a rare 'magnetic crochet' in Earth's upper atmosphere, causing a spike in our planet’s magnetic field on 4 November 2013, recorded by Alexander Avtanski’s homemade magnetometer in San Jose, CA, says Spaceweather.com.
04 November 2013, 03:00 PM ET
Animation showing how scientists used the Kepler spacecraft to find the prevalence of Earth-size planets in the habitable zone around their host star.
04 November 2013, 01:53 PM ET
Voyager 1's 'plasma wave instrument' detects electrons that are excited when solar storms interact with the ionized gas that surrounds it. They occur at frequencies up to a few thousand hertz, so it can be translated to audio via loudspeakers.
04 November 2013, 09:31 AM ET
ESA’s Proba-2 captured three partial solar eclipses on Nov. 3rd. The Sun-observing satellite orbits Earth 14.5 times a day and dipped in and out of the Moon's shadow. A hybrid eclipse = total solar eclipse or annular, depending where you are.
01 November 2013, 11:10 PM ET
The potential 'comet of the century' is racing towards its date with the Sun on November 28th. Find out where it will be during its lead up to this fiery meeting.
01 November 2013, 10:40 PM ET
The fmr. commander of the ISS reveals why he devouted time during his 5+ months in low Earth orbit to educate the public on how astronauts simply wash their hands, cook their food, play guitar and more in a series of wildly popular youtube videos.
01 November 2013, 05:06 PM ET
You can expect to see Venus, Jupiter, Mars, Mercury and Saturn this November with only an average telescope.
01 November 2013, 04:49 PM ET
Depending on your location, you might be able to see a total ecplise or an annular eclipse on November 3rd, 2013 during a rare hybrid solar eclipse.
01 November 2013, 11:34 AM ET
Engineering students from California Polytechnic Institute demonstrated their two deploying models of the Webb Space Telescope, which are capable of doing the same complex unfolding process the real satellite will accomplish in 2018.
01 November 2013, 10:12 AM ET
The 'ghosts and goblins' of All Hallows Eve 2013 rode over a bed of green magic above Abisko National Park. Chad Blakley (lightsoverlapland.com) was on hand to photograph the ghoulish show.
01 November 2013, 09:32 AM ET
The fmr. Canadian astronaut picked up SPACE.com's @SteveSpaleta guitar and performed "I.S.S. (Is Somebody Singing)", a song he co-wrote with the Barenaked Ladies, post interview at their office in NYC.
31 October 2013, 05:31 PM ET
The Canadian astronaut that took the world by storm with a series of videos from the International Space Station stopped by the SPACE.com office to share his stories.
31 October 2013, 04:19 PM ET
NASA Astronaut Karen Nyberg is inviting quilters to create star inspired quilting squares like the one she made on the International Space Station.
31 October 2013, 01:05 PM ET
NASA Marshall Flight Center's 3-D print project manager Niki Werkheiser gives a few examples of the spare parts that a 3D printer on the ISS can provide.
30 October 2013, 11:47 AM ET
For the fourth time since Friday Oct. 25th, the Sun has unleashed an X-class flare (the highest class of flares). NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captured the fireworks emanating from Sunspot AR1875 on Oct. 29th, 2013.
29 October 2013, 02:03 PM ET
The space rock that stunned the world in Feb. 2013 had shallow entry into the Earth's atmosphere. Sandia National Laboratories has created a simulation of its effect on the atmosphere.
29 October 2013, 01:53 PM ET
How can Earth save itself from city-killing space rocks, or an all out asteroid apocalypse? Shuttle era astronaut Tom Jones lays out the 3 most effective ways, and a possible fourth.
29 October 2013, 10:48 AM ET
ESA's Mars Express orbited the Red Planet nearly 12,500 times by October 2013. Its high resolution stereo camera images, assembled in this "fly-around," show riverbeds, volcanos, canyons and craters.
29 October 2013, 09:42 AM ET
The Sierra Nevada Corp's orbital vehicle prototype failed to deploy one of its wheels during a drop test on 26 October 2013. In publishing this video, the company elected not to show the resultant damage when its vehicle skidded off the runway.
28 October 2013, 02:28 PM ET
The Lunar Laser Communication Demonstration (LLCD) aboard NASA's LADEE mission, fired its data-laser data downlinking an astonishing 622 Mbps and an error-free upload rate of 20Mbps.
28 October 2013, 01:52 PM ET
ESA's Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV-4) undocked front he ISS on October 28th, 2013. It delivered food and supplies the station. It will be de-orbited on Nov. 2 and destroyed upon re-entry over the Pacific Ocean.
28 October 2013, 11:51 AM ET
Asteroid 2013 UV3 will fly closer than the Moon (~.7 Lunar distance) on Oct. 29th, 2013. It is estimated to be between 39 and 89 feet wide.
28 October 2013, 10:47 AM ET
Sunspot AR 1875 erupted with an X.1-class flare on October 28th, 2013. Geomagnetic storms are expected to reach Earth by Oct. 30th. This is the third solar X-flare in 3 days.
25 October 2013, 04:03 PM ET
Sunspot AR1882 has made its presence known with a flurry of flares on October 25th, 2013. The second X-class eruption registered in the X2 range. Both X-flares are seen in the video.
25 October 2013, 09:04 AM ET
Sunspot AR1882 has made its presence known with a flurry of flares on October 25th, 2013. The second eruption registered an X1.7-class flare. The same Sunspot unleashed flares before and after the X.
24 October 2013, 12:15 PM ET
An M9-class eruption lofted a faint coronal mass ejection towards Earth on Oct. 24th, 2013. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captured the fireworks.