Greens grown in space are now on Space Station astronaut menu

Crew members on Expedition 44, including NASA's one-year astronaut Scott Kelly, harvested some "Outredgeous" red romaine lettuce Monday, Aug. 10, from the Veggie plant growth system on the nation’s orbiting laboratory.

Enjoy an atmospheric horror story about space travel

You've just been accepted to university on Earth; you say farewell to your family and start your comfortable, luxurious trip through space. Once you're on your way, though, you realize you might not be alone.

The mysterious Face on Mars was first spotted in 1959

Comic master Jack Kirby showed us the mysterious "Face on Mars" decades before it was imaged by the Viking 1 orbiter in 1976 and ultimately became an iconic example of pareidolia or proof of an ancient civilization on the red planet. Read the rest

Cassini captures strange red arcs on Saturn's moon Tethys

Researchers created this enhanced-color image by compositing recent shots of Tethys taken by Cassini. Current top hypotheses for the unusual red arcs are: Read the rest

Watching a sphere of water bubble in space in 4K resolution: Yup, pretty cool

The reaction of putting an effervescent antacid tablet into water was filmed with the Red Epic Dragon Camera, on board the ISS.

Dark Side of the Pluto

"There is no dark side of the Pluto really. Matter of fact it's all dark."

How to name an exoplanet, by XKCD

XKCD's hot take on the recent space news around Kepler 452-B and Pluto.

NASA unveils gorgeous new false-color image of Pluto

It may be 'shopped, and we can tell by the pixels, but it's just the most beautiful image of Pluto mankind has ever seen.

NASA completes rocket design review for future Mars journey

NASA's new Space Launch System (SLS) is about to go into full-scale fabrication after a detailed review. SLS Block 1, which just passed a design review milestone, will go to an asteroid placed in lunar orbit, and eventually to Mars. Read the rest

First near-Earth-size planet in “habitable zone” around sun-like star confirmed by NASA

Space truth, more awesome than fiction.

WATCH: Neil deGrasse Tyson give us a a brief history of everything

Neil deGrasse Tyson tell us how it is. Read the rest

As we marveled at Pluto, this spectacular comet image came out

While we were busy enjoying the spectacular images of Pluto, ESA's Rosetta camera released this image of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Read the rest

A new, EPIC view of planet Earth from NASA satellite aboard the Deep Space Climate Observatory spacecraft

Earth as seen on July 6, 2015 from a distance of one million miles by a NASA scientific camera aboard the Deep Space Climate Observatory spacecraft. Image: NASA

A NASA camera on the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) satellite has returned its first view of the entire sunlit side of Earth from one million miles away. Read the rest

National Geographic's Pluto issue, autographed by NASA's New Horizons team

“How cool is this?”

Pluto fly-by immortalized in 4 perfect frames by Cyanide & Happiness webcomic

Won't someone think of the poor exoplanets?

This little cartoon captures all of Pluto's lonely feels, as New Horizons probe flys by

Aww. Poor little Pluto.

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NASA's New Horizons spacecraft phones home from Pluto, and all is “nominal”

“We have a healthy spacecraft, we recorded data on the Pluto system, and we're outbound from Pluto.”

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