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14 November 2013, 12:14 PM ET
The path the Mars Science Laboratory has taken, started in the plains of the Gale crater and ultimately will makes its way through rough roads on the way to a Mount Sharp climb. Curiosity project scientist John Grotzinger explains.
14 November 2013, 12:07 PM ET
The Space Telescope has examined many intricate 'cities of stars' over two decades. In the best-ever image of the Milky Way's globular cluster Messier 15, (100,000+ stars) evidence of an exotic type black hole surfaces.
14 November 2013, 10:44 AM ET
SPACE.com's @MiriKramer speaks with Dr. James Garvin about key unsolved questions and how NASA's MAVEN will search the Martian atmosphere for answers.
12 November 2013, 03:33 PM ET
These hot young stars, which are much heavier and will have short lives, have painted the curious and whimsical clouds of gas and dust in this photo of star cluster NGC 3572. Europe's MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope captured the imagery.
11 November 2013, 02:14 PM ET
On 9 November 2013, powerful northern lights danced over Abisko National Park in Sweden. Chad Blakley (lightsoverlapland.com) captured the show and compiled this time-lapse.
11 November 2013, 11:11 AM ET
The Sun's magnetic field is close to reversing its polarity. Its is an event that occurs every 11 years. A senior scientist at the Wilcox Solar Observatory explains what will happen.
11 November 2013, 11:01 AM ET
Sunspot AR1890 has erupted with another X class flare on November 10th, 2013. Also, a Sunspot that just recently begun its Earth-facing journey (AR1895) has made its presence know with an M2 flare on Nov. 11th.
09 November 2013, 03:59 PM ET
Russian Cosmonauts Oleg Kotov and Sergey Ryazanskiy took an unlit torch that will be used at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia on a spacewalk. They were installing and replacing experiments and hardware for the ISS as well.
09 November 2013, 03:43 PM ET
ESA's Gravity field and steady-state Ocean Circulation Explorer (GOCE) mapped the Earth's gravity with precision. Find out about the science it performed in this end of mission video.
08 November 2013, 04:27 PM ET
ESA Astronaut Luca Parmitano reviews a few of the more than 30 experiments he performed while on board the International Space Station including testing astronaut food, metal alloy crystallization, capturing the Cygnus space ship, and more.
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.