The horizon glows green. NASA released these images taken from the International Space Station. They show the auroras at the North and South poles in all their majesty.
The space probe Cassini has sent its last signal before hurtling into Saturn's atmosphere. It delivered fascinating pictures and information from the ringed planet for more than a decade.
Two Americans and one Russian have left Earth to start their five-month tenure aboard the International Space Station (ISS). The Soyuz capsule is also carrying a model of the first-ever artificial satellite, Sputnik.
Asteroid Florence has passed unusually close to our planet, offering a rare treat for both professional and hobby astronomers. Scientists said there was no danger that the large object would hit Earth.
The sun has emitted two huge solar flares - one of which was the biggest in more than a decade. While solar flares and winds don’t really pose a direct risk to human health, they could bring down communications.
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