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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.
24 October 2013, 11:50 AM ET
Visualizers at Goddard Space Flight Center made this video of a 'canyon of fire', created by the eruption of a 200,000 mile long solar filament ripping through the sun's corona.The different colors highlight different temperatures.
23 October 2013, 04:20 PM ET
A Phiddipus johnsoni, or red-backed jumping spider (named Nefertiti), has returned from its time on the International Space Station. Its hunting skills were compromised when attempting to capture its prey, due to its readaptation to gravity on Earth.
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)
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, 09:54 AM ET
Even with the Moon obscuring the view, NASA's All-Sky Fireball network captured Orionid Meteor Shower's fireballs slam into the Earth's atmosphere. The two seen in this video were captured by several cameras in the United States on Oct. 20, 2013.
18 October 2013, 01:46 PM ET
The European Space Agency's Planck Observatory has delivered many discoveries in its 4.5 year career, ranging from our Milky Way backyard to the first few moments of the Universe, 13.82 billion years ago.
18 October 2013, 11:26 AM ET
The space rock was discovered on October 8th, 2013 by the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory in Ukraine. It came within 4.2 million miles and currently has a 1 in 63000 chance of impacting Earth in 2032
18 October 2013, 09:44 AM ET
Chad Blakley (lightsoverlapland.com) captured footage of the aurora borealis on Oct 17th, 2013. The lake is the sixth largest body of water in Sweden and is located in Abisko National Park.
16 October 2013, 01:50 PM ET
RocketCam's video of the September 29th, 2013 launch, saw the upgraded rocket's first stage separation and an engine restart - key to making fully re-usable boosters that can fly often.
16 October 2013, 08:31 AM ET
On October 14th, 2012, the Austrian daredevil made a record breaking 128,100 feet jump. Felix and his Red Bull Stratos team got together for the first anniversary in Austria.
16 October 2013, 06:00 AM ET
Using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submilimeter Array in Chile, astronomers probed the supermassive black holes that are at the center of most galaxies, principally to analyze the molecular gas their massive gravity wells propel into powerful jets.
14 October 2013, 05:27 PM ET
Engineers with the Indian Space research Organisation prepare the country’s first Mars probe, the Mars Orbiter Mission, for its fall 2013 launch toward the Red Planet.
13 October 2013, 08:32 AM ET
The 10-story Vertical Takeoff Vertical Landing (VTVL) vehicle rose to an altitude of 744m (2440 feet) on October 7th, 2013. A single camera hexacopter got closer than any previous flight, delivering the stunning view.
11 October 2013, 05:30 PM ET
Sir Richard Branson reaches out to the public to join in on the adventure that their spaceliner will provide.
11 October 2013, 04:52 PM ET
Sir Richard Branson and George Whitesides talk about the Space tourism company's future at the largest gathering of future astronauts to date. The 'Your Flight DNA' event was hosted at Mojave Air and Space Port.
11 October 2013, 11:04 AM ET
Rosetta's decade long trip to comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko out near the orbit of Jupiter is nearly over and in 100 days time the spacecraft will be woken from it's deep-space hibernation.
11 October 2013, 10:33 AM ET
The Sunjammer spacecraft will use a massive solar sail as propulsion in space on a mission to monitor the sun, test out the technology, and inspire people and businesses around the world with an innovative space technology.
11 October 2013, 10:25 AM ET
In November 2014, NASA will launch the Sunjammer with the worlds largest solar sail, which will unfurl from the compact spacecraft.
11 October 2013, 10:06 AM ET
A sun-diving Kreutz-family comet came to its conclusion on Oct. 10, 2013. NASA's SOHO was on hand to witness it.
10 October 2013, 03:47 PM ET
NASA's SOHO has imaged a small comet disintegrating on October 8th, 2013 and a larger on-track to burn up on October 10th.
10 October 2013, 11:41 AM ET
NASA's SOHO spacecraft's cameras have been following a ~32-foot wide Kreutz family comet on its way to its fiery demise on October 10th, 2013. A comet of this size has a small chance of survival.
10 October 2013, 11:15 AM ET
Elliptical galaxy PGC 6240 is the product of a galactic merger. Astronomers liken it to a pale rose, that is constructed by hazy shells of stars. The Hubble Space Telescope had delivered sharply detailed imaged of the Hydrus constellation galaxy.