Emily Gertz
at 09:41 AM Sep 12 2014

The Rosetta robotic space probe has sent back this amazing photo of itself, illuminated in the sun's light.

Loren Grush
at 09:41 AM Sep 12 2014
Space // 

The sun has been regurgitating a lot of solar flares these days, and now, a couple will be knocking at Earth’s door this weekend.

Lindsay Handmer
at 08:43 AM Sep 12 2014
Space // 

Astronauts on the International Space Station have already made some stunning timelapses, but the latest from Alexander Gerst is particularly good. In fact, it's probably enough of a reason to upgrade to a 4K monitor all by itself.

Emily Gertz
at 10:02 AM Sep 11 2014
Space // 

Europa, long one of the Solar System's most fascinating worlds, might be subject to forces very similar to those that form the surface of Earth: plate tectonics.

Emily Gertz
at 21:12 PM Sep 10 2014
Space // 

Congress is back in session and getting right down to work on pressing science and technology issues like education funding, Net neutrality and ... oh wait. Actually, the House is holding a hearing on Wednesday to discuss a new law to manage resource mining in space: the ASTEROIDS Act (PDF).

Loren Grush
at 21:12 PM Sep 10 2014
Space // 

The celestial tango is only temporary, meant to give Rosetta time to figure out the right place to land on the oddly shaped rock (sometimes lovingly referred to as the Rubbery Ducky comet). But in the meantime, it has also afforded the spacecraft with a unique opportunity: getting some really killer photographs of an asteroid. OSIRIS, Rosetta’s scientific imaging system, has taken a number of high-resolution images of 67P since its arrival, and they reveal the comet to be a truly multidimensional world.

Rafi Letzter
at 10:11 AM Sep 5 2014

In a press release, Mars One says it began the campaign "Ticket to Rise" to help fund an earthbound simulation of life on Mars planned for 2015, as well as their projected 2018 launches, in which the nonprofit plans to send an unmanned lander to Mars. Mars One also has a much more ambitious goal of sending humans to the red planet in 2023, but space enthusiasts uninterested in Mars One's offer to live and die on Mars will have the opportunity to win a less permanent ride to near-Earth space through the program. If everything comes together, the grand prize winner will receive a ticket on the Lynx Mark II, XCOR Aerospace's entry into the growing commercial spaceflight market.

 
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