A NASA spacecraft has been busy studying the proto-planet Vesta intensively for over a year, and now we have this interactive Google Earth-like tool with which you can examine the asteroid-belt resident for yourself, in stunning detail. Read more >
Looking like something straight out of a sci-fi flick, this picture shows the Russian Soyuz TMA-16M spacecraft as it was moved by train to its launchpad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan yesterday. Read more >
The Mars Exploration Rover, better known as Opportunity, has beamed back images and data from the Red Planet since 2004. As as of today, it's travelled 26.219 miles, making it the first little interplanetary explorer to complete a marathon.
The Hubble telescope is best known for its incredible close-up images of the stars and planets, but some our favourites are its sweeping, beautifully broad shots. What you're seeing here is an edge-on view of spiral galaxy NGC 5023, which lies over 30 million light years away.