Painting The Space Station With a Laser.
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Painting The Space Station With a Laser [Watch]

This extraordinary video clip was recorded at ESA's Optical Ground Station (OGS) at about 19:05 UTC on 8 October 2014 as the station illuminated the ISS with a 3.6-Watt 532-nm green laser, used for testing next-gen optical communication technologies.

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Bootstrapping a Solar System Civilization

In one of my meetings with NASA, a senior official with the space agency once observed, “Right now, the mass we use in space all comes from the Earth. We need to break that paradigm so that the mass we use in space comes from space.”

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MAVEN Provides Its First Look at the Upper Atmosphere of Mars

NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft has provided scientists their first look at a storm of energetic solar particles at Mars.

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APEX Reveals Hidden Star Formation in Protocluster

Galaxy clusters are the largest objects in the Universe held together by gravity but their formation is not well understood.

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NASA Aqua Satellite Spots Hudhud's Remnants Over India and Nepal

Cyclone Hudhud made landfall in east-central India on Oct. 12 and caused a lot of damage and several fatalities as it moved inland and weakened to a remnant low pressure area. NASA saw those remnants on Oct. 14.

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Molten Metals in Spin Cycle on ESA's Centrifuge

The experimenters stared through bulletproof glass at the whirling 8 m-diameter centrifuge. Never mind the shaking or stirring of drink cocktails - what happens when you spin a cocktail of molten metal?

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Rosetta Mission Selfie 16 km From Comet 67P/C-G

This latest image was taken by the CIVA imaging system on board Rosetta's lander Philae, on 7 October.

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NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 14 October 2014 [Watch]

Today: Zebrafish Muscle: On Saturday Gerst performed a water exchange of Aquatic Habitat aquarium water and a water quality measurement.

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