Enjoy some of the most inspiring, beautiful and down-right stunning photos from our adventures in space this past week.
A Russian rocket put a trio of European science satellites into orbit around Earth’s poles on Friday for a four-year mission to map the planet’s magnetic field and learn more about why the protective shield appears to be weakening. Continue reading →
Although Olympic torches have been launched into space before, the torch of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, became the first torch to complete an orbital relay during a spacewalk.
The European gravity satellite has finally succumbed to atmospheric drag and reentered Earth's atmosphere. Continue reading →
The mystery of GOCE's reentry has now been solved -- the one-ton satellite came down over the Falkland Islands in the South Atlantic Ocean -- and the sequence of events leading up to confirmation played out on social media. Continue reading →
Space station astronauts had an uninterrupted view of the fiery death of an unmanned cargo vehicle on Nov. 2. Here are the photos.
NASA's LADEE probe made history when it communicated with Earth via laser... now it's aiming at a Spanish island. Continue reading →
To celebrate a decade in orbit and a near-complete topographical map of the red planet, a stunning video from the Mars Express spacecraft perspective has been released. Continue reading →
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