Scientists say Comet ISON likely didn't survive its close encounter with the sun. Images from NASA spacecraft showed Comet ISON approaching for its slingshot around the sun on Thursday, but nothing coming out on the other side, @The Associated Press reports.
Archaeologists say they've uncovered some stunning finds while digging at a construction site in Israel, including stone axes, a "cultic" temple and traces of a 10,000-year-old house. This image shows the 10,000-year-old house. Photo: Ya'akov Vardi, courtesy of the Israel Antiquities Authority
A 1.2-ton research satellite plunged into the Earth's atmosphere and likely incinerated on Sunday, the European Space Agency said. The agency is still figuring out where pieces of the satellite landed. Read more from @NBC News: www.nbcnews.com/...
A NASA spacecraft bound for Jupiter zoomed by Earth on Wednesday, picking up some much-needed speed for the long and looping trip to the solar system's largest planet. Photo: NASA / JPL-Caltech
A new trio of Expedition 37 residents has arrived at the International Space Station. Soyuz Commander Oleg Kotov and Flight Engineers Mike Hopkins and Sergey Ryazanskiy docked to the Poisk mini-research module Tuesday at 10:45 p.m. EDT aboard a Soyuz TMA-10M spacecraft. (via NASA)
A new study conducted by scientists in the UK concludes that Earth should be suited for life for at least another 1.75 billion years. (via Live Science)
Extreme space weather may be behind several different failures in geostationary satellites between 1996 and 2012, in turn causing a disruption to the communication systems that people use to watch TV and surf the internet. (via SPACE.com)
Research published in the journal Current Biology shows that evolution's "Big Bang" during the Cambrian period between 540 and 520 million years ago can be explained scientifically and fits in with Darwin's theory of natural selection. (via International Business Times; image via Wiki Commons)
Preliminary data released Tuesday by Brazil's space agency suggests Amazon deforestation spiked by more than a third during the past year, reversing a steady decline in destruction of the world's largest rainforest. (via Reuters; photo via Reuters/Nelson Feitosa/IBAMA/Handout)
A new report's authors suggests that guidelines be changed to encourage earlier, regular mammograms for all women. But other experts call the study flawed and say it would confuse women more than they already are. (via @NBC News; photo via Bizuayehu Tesfaye / AP file)
NASA launched LADEE, or the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer, on Friday. LADEE will orbit the moon to gather information about the atmospheric conditions near the lunar surface and their influence on lunar dust. Photo: The Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer sits aboard a Minotaur V rocket after a rollout at NASA's Wallops Island test flight facility in Wallops Island, Va., Thursday Sept. 5, 2013.(NASA, Patrick Black)
The share of middle and high school students who use e-cigarettes doubled in 2012 from the previous year, federal data show. (via @The New York Times; photo via Spencer Platt/Getty Images)