Huge Saturn Vortex Swirls in Stunning NASA Photos
An amazing new photo from NASA's Cassini probe orbiting Saturn has sighted a monster storm raging on the ringed planet's north pole. [Full Story]
Black Marble: Stunning New Images of Earth at Night
NASA released a slew of images showing what Earth looks like from space at night. [Full Story]
Most Distant Black Hole X-Ray Blast Discovered
The most distant X-ray jet ever observed has been discovered some 12.4 billion light years from Earth, giving astronomers a peek at the life of giant black holes not long after the Big Bang. [Full Story]
"Mohawk Guy" Bobak Ferdowsi Reacts to Curiosity Rover's Landing
Mars Science Laboratory systems engineer Bobak Ferdowsi at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., is seen reacting after the Curiosity rover successfully landed on Mars on Aug. 5, 2012 (PDT; Aug. 6 EDT).
Mars Mountains Look Frosty in New Images
A European spacecraft orbiting Mars has snapped wintry-looking pictures of a mountain range on the Red Planet's southern highlands, where ridges and crater floors are dusted with carbon dioxide frost. [Full Story]
Exoplanet Catalog Reveals 7 Possibly Habitable Worlds
The Habitable Exoplanets Catalog has seven candidate planets listed so far, and the pace of discovery is increasing, says its founder. [Full Story]
Curiosity Rover's Hi-Res Self-Portrait
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity used its Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) to snap a set of 55 high-resolution images on Oct. 31, 2012. Researchers stitched the pictures together to create this full-color self-portrait.
Soyuz Rocket Launches New Expedition 33 Crew to Space Station
Members of the media photograph the Soyuz rocket as it launches with Expedition 33/34 crew members on Oct. 23, 2012. [Full Photo Gallery]
Amazing Solar Flare of Oct. 22, 2012 (Photos)
NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory satellite captured this photo of the X-class solar flare unleashed from the sun, Oct. 22, 2012. [Full Photo Gallery]
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