The Spiral Top, a spinning gadget mounted with LEDs for gorgeous light paintings, brings a touch of artistry to the International Space Station.
With tropical-storm force winds about 1,000 miles across, Sandy is a monster. NASA's radar view of its eyewall shows "remarkable vigor" for its Category 1 status.
Most of Earth's inhabitants won't be able to directly watch the moon pass in front of the sun on Thursday -- leaving only a golden ring around its edges -- but anyone can catch the action online.
Japan's Hayabusa space probe returns to Earth after landing on an asteroid. It landed in Australia and may carry asteroid material.
At Washington meeting between heads of national space agencies, Russia puts down a moon marker.
Japanese and other scientists have recovered part of a space probe that returned to Earth after landing on a distant asteroid on a sample recovery mission. Do they dare open it?
Japanese consortium has promised to send humanoid bots to the moon by 2015 and is developing a bipedal humanoid that could make one giant leap for droidkind.
Government panel has outlined plans for humanoid robots to begin lunar surveys in five years and a robot base on the moon's south pole by 2020.