On Dec. 18, Peanuts' Snoopy will follow in the pawprints of the Russian cosmonaut Laika and venture into space - but go where no beagle has gone before: Mars.
On Monday (Nov. 11), Mercury will move across the sun's face, and several missions will have their sights set on the rare event.
Scientists have spent long enough looking for proof of alien life that the little buggers, if they do exist, probably aren't going to be easy to identify.
If you missed Mercury's journey across the sun Monday (Nov. 11), you're in for a bit of a wait for the next sun-transiting planetary occasion.
Mercury's march across the sun today (Nov. 11) is due to a weird and wild set of planetary alignments, according to NASA.