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Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo rocket plane – a craft intended to carry tourists on suborbital flights – exploded and crashed during a test flight Friday (October 31, 2014). One crew member was killed. A second parachuted to the ground and was seriously injured. The crash scattered debris across a two-mile swath of the Mojave desert, about 95 miles (150 kilometers) from Los Angeles, California.

One of two tail sections (empennage) of SpaceShiipTwo lies on the Mojave desert moments after its breakup during test flight.

NASA released farthest ever view of the Universe, taken by Hubble! @WorldAndScience

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1 Picture, 9,000 Megapixels, 84 Million Stars

1 Picture, 9,000 Megapixels, 84 Million Stars

Using a 9 gigapixel image from the VISTA infrared survey telescope at ESO’s Paranal Observatory, an international team of astronomers has created a catalogue of more than 84 million stars in the central parts of the Milky Way.

Juno probe returns first in orbit photo - The image on this page was acquired on Sunday, when Juno was some 4.3 million km from Jupiter.  Evident in the picture are the gas giant's coloured atmospheric bands. Unmistakable, also, is the famous Great Red Spot - the colossal storm that has raged on the planet for hundreds of years.  Juno's goal over the next 18 months will be to try to understand what makes Jupiter tick.

Nasa probe returns first Jupiter photo

Juno probe returns first in-orbit Jupiter photo - BBC News

Infant Stars in Serpens (NASA, Spitzer, 10/24/06)

Infant stars are glowing gloriously in this image of the Serpens star-forming region, captured by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. The reddish-pink dots are baby stars deeply embedded in the cosmic cloud of gas and dust that collapsed to create it.

Virgin Galactic pilot recalls colleague's crash - BBC News

Virgin Galactic pilot recalls colleague's crash

Eight months after Virgin Galactic's spaceplane crashed in the Californian desert killing one of the pilots, his British colleague has talked exclusively to the BBC about the accident.

A Strange Lonely Planet Found Without a Star "We have never before seen an object free-floating in space that that looks like this. It has al...

A Strange Lonely Planet Found Without a Star "We have never before seen an object free-floating in space that that looks like this.

In 1960 Joe Kittinger jumped from an altitude of 31,200m (102,800ft) setting several records, some of which remain unbroken!  (Update : Felix Baumgartner, with the help of Red Bull and guidance from Joe himself, has now broken some of these records - however Joe still holds the record for longest freefall)

In 1960 Joe Kittinger jumped from an altitude of setting several records. (Update : Felix Baumgartner, with the help of Red Bull and guidance from Joe himself, has now broken highest ascent, highest parachute jump and fastest speed)

Astronomers Take 1st Look at Clouds of an Alien World

Astronomers using data from NASA’s Kepler and Spitzer space telescopes have created the first cloud map of a planet beyond our solar system: a sizzling, Jupiter-like world known as which is marked by high clouds in the west and.

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Space tourism company Virgin Galactic performed the second major rocket-powered flight test of its SpaceShipTwo passenger space plane Thursday (Sept. See how the test flight went here.

Shuttle Discovery over Switzerland

Shuttle Discovery over Switzerland

Tiny Space Telescope to Aim at 'Super-Earth' Atmospheres

If funded, the tiny Twinkle telescope will look at the atmospheres of close alien planets, including "super-Earths.

Mars Avec un éloignement du Soleil compris entre 206 et 249 millions de kilomètres, Mars possède une vision de notre étoile légèrement plus petite que la nôtre. Elle est 10 fois moins massive que la Terre et 10 fois plus massive que la Lune

In "The Art of Space," artist Ron Miller tells the story of space art, from the through the present, as illuminated by more than 350 images from some of the greatest space artists of all time.

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NASA's Mars fleet survives close brush with comet

Photographer Justin Ng photographed Nova Delphinus 2013 on August 18, 2013. He is based in Singapore.

Nova Star Explosion Is Visible to the Naked Eye: Where to Look A dazzling star explosion discovered in the night sky last week is the brightest nova seen from Earth in at least five years and its visible now to the naked eye.

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