Best Space Photos of the Week - Aug. 10, 2013
From NASA's 1970s visions of a space colony to a mock Mars mission and views of lightning from space, don't miss these amazing space photos of the week for Aug. 10, 2013.
Pluto, the Ninth Planet That Was a Dwarf
The Solar System's Runt
Astronaut Andre Kuipers Shares Stunning Images of Earth...
In space, 28,000 km/h, 400 km above Earth, astronaut and physician is currently on a 191-days research mission at the Latelyhe's been sharing with the world some of the most amazing views of our beloved home planet up from his perspective. Don't fee...
Why NASA's Mars Curiosity Rover Landing Will Be Seven Minutes...
On August 5, NASA's Mars Curiosity rover will touch down on the surface of the Red Planet. Or that's what we all hope, because it will be the craziest landing in the history of space exploration. The landing sequence alone requires six vehicle config...
Voyager approaches edge of solar system
The Voyager 1 spacecraft, launched from Earth in 1977, will be the first man-made object to leave the solar system in the next year or two.
Garik Israelian: How spectroscopy could reveal alien life...
TED Talks Garik Israelian is a spectroscopist, studying the spectrum emitted by a star to figure out what it's made of and how it might behave. It's a rare and accessible look at this discipline, which may be coming close to finding a planet friendly...
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Balloon boy gets the space flight experience without dad...
THIS is how proper father-son bonding over space balloons should be done.