...and it's only a few hundred million miles away. Better fuel up your rocket and get started today, however, because we're talking about Saturn's moon Enceladus and the incredibly fine, snowy powder that covers its surface:
The auroral lights dancing across the night sky is a beautiful sight. Viewed from the ISS they look even better, but when you combine that with a couple of Russian spaceships, it truly is out-of-this-world. [NASA via MSNBC]
In typically random British fashion we're sending a phone into space. No, it's not an iPhone, or a Galaxy S2 -- that would have been appropriate -- no the lucky little guy will be the Google Nexus One.
Human space travel! Already difficult because of the gnarly technology and expensive £$€ it costs but even more difficult because humans just can't stay alive long enough for interstellar trips. We need to, like, have sex to procreate and raise kids and stuff.
China has successfully launched the Tiangong-1, its first space lab. It's the first of a series of small test stations, and the first step towards the Country's goal of having a 60-ton space station in orbit by 2020.
We're going to put someone on an asteroid by 2025. Crazy. But the gravity on asteroids is so weak that we won't stick to it. NASA plans to harpoon an asteroid like a giant space-whale. Now that's my kinda crazy!
Like I needed another reason to be jealous of astronauts. Looks like those short guys in white suits will be the first to play with 100Mbps laser-powered internet. We'll be getting our Mars-porn about 20 times faster, thank God.
Astronaut Ron Goran may sound like he's being creative when he describes what returning from the ISS feels like for today's space-faring souls, but really, no he isn't. [Fragile Oasis via Boing Boing, Image]
The Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite that has been befuddling NASA scientists with its unpredictable reentry path has finally fallen back to Earth. We... just don't know where yet exactly. But you're safe to look up now.