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DISCOVERED: Bizarre 'Tilt-A-Whirl' Solar System

DISCOVERED: Bizarre 'Tilt-A-Whirl' Solar System

10.18.2013
Observations from NASA's Kepler spacecraft have uncovered a 'tilted' solar system, a finding that gives clues as to how some planets come...
WATCH: World's Largest Solar Sail Passes Key Test

WATCH: World's Largest Solar Sail Passes Key Test

Space.com  10.16.2013
A NASA plan to launch the world's largest solar sail into space and unfurl it like a giant parasol has passed a major test as the mission...
LOOK: Worst Space Disasters Of All Time

LOOK: Worst Space Disasters Of All Time

Space.com  10.14.2013
In the space thriller "Gravity," audiences witness the terrifying prospect of an astronaut adrift in space. The film, which set an October-opening...
Asteroid Find Boosts Possibility Of Alien Life

Asteroid Find Boosts Possibility Of Alien Life

10.12.2013
The next time you gaze up at the night sky, remember that you’re looking at a graveyard. The Milky Way is studded with dead stars, from...
Legendary Astronaut Dies

Legendary Astronaut Dies

collectSPACE.com  10.10.2013
Godspeed, Scott Carpenter. The United States' fourth astronaut to fly in space and the second to orbit the Earth, Scott Carpenter, 88,...
PHOTOS: Astronomers Abuzz Over Strange, Lonely Planet

PHOTOS: Astronomers Abuzz Over Strange, Lonely Planet

Sara Gates  10.10.2013
A free-floating planet is generating some out-of-this-world buzz. While most planets orbit a host star, like the Earth revolves around...
Spacecraft Suffers Glitch On Way To Distant Planet

Spacecraft Suffers Glitch On Way To Distant Planet

AP  10.10.2013
LOS ANGELES -- LOS ANGELES (AP) — NASA's Jupiter-bound spacecraft hit a snag Wednesday soon after it used Earth as a gravity slingshot...
Fusion Power Could Take Us To Mars WAY Faster, Scientists Say

Fusion Power Could Take Us To Mars WAY Faster, Scientists Say

Space.com  10. 9.2013
Sending astronauts to Mars aboard a superfast spacecraft powered by nuclear fusion may seem like a sci-fi dream, but it's entirely attainable,...
LOOK: How ISS Astronauts Are Responding To Shutdown

LOOK: How ISS Astronauts Are Responding To Shutdown

10. 6.2013
What's NASA up to these days? Not much. Along with other government agencies, it's been hard hit by the government shutdown. Due to the...
New Reality Show To Send Winner Out Of This World

New Reality Show To Send Winner Out Of This World

LiveScience  10. 5.2013
Soon, you can watch people compete for a chance to launch into space from the comfort of your own living room. A new reality TV show picked...
PHOTOS: Sputnik Anniversary Spotlights 25 Spaceflight Firsts

PHOTOS: Sputnik Anniversary Spotlights 25 Spaceflight Firsts

10. 4.2013
The Space Age has been filled with exciting firsts. The one that started it all came 56 years ago today, when on Oct. 4, 1957 an antenna-studded...
World Space Week To Feature Hundreds Of Events

World Space Week To Feature Hundreds Of Events

Space.com  10. 3.2013
A seven-day celebration of spaceflight and exploration kicks off Friday (Oct. 4), with hundreds of events scheduled in scores of countries...
Telescopes Team Up To Create First-Ever Alien Planet 'Map'

Telescopes Team Up To Create First-Ever Alien Planet 'Map'

Space.com  10. 3.2013
Scientists have created the first-ever cloud map of a planet beyond our solar system. Although the roughly Jupiter-size Kepler-7b lies...
WATCH: Massive Volcanoes May Have Rocked Mars

WATCH: Massive Volcanoes May Have Rocked Mars

10. 2.2013
A series of Martian craters assumed to have been formed by meteorites may actually be extinct volcanoes so massive that, when they were...