Skydiver Goes Supersonic in Record-Breaking 'Near-Space Dive'
Alan Eustace's view above Earth
October 24th, 2014
In a harrowing plunge from the stratosphere, a Google executive broke the world record for the highest-altitude skydive today (Oct. 24).
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Private Orbital Sciences Rocket Explodes During Launch, NASA Cargo Lost
An Orbital Sciences Antares rocket explodes shortly after lifting off on a private cargo mission toward the International Space Station on Oct .28, 2014 from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.
October 28th, 2014
An unmanned Antares rocket built by the Virginia-based Orbital Sciences Corporation exploded in a massive fireball just after launch on Tuesday (Oct. 28), a shocking failure after an otherwise smooth launch countdown.
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Comet Buzzes Mars in Once-in-a-Lifetime Flyby
Artist's Concept of Comet Siding Spring Flying by Mars
October 20th, 2014
Comet Siding Spring came within just 87,000 miles of the Martian surface at 2:27 p.m. EDT today — about one-third of the distance between Earth and the moon. The comet barreled by at 126,000 mph relative to the Red Planet, NASA officials said.
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Comet's Mars Flyby Sunday Has Scientists Abuzz
Artist's Concept of Comet Siding Spring Flying by Mars
October 17th, 2014
Comet Siding Spring will zoom within 87,000 miles of Mars at 2:27 p.m. EDT on Sunday (Oct. 19). Scientists will observe the flyby using the fleet of spacecraft already at Mars, studying the comet and any effects its dust has on the planet's atmosphere.
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Einstein's Gravity Waves Could Be Found with New Method
Gravitational Waves of Two Black Holes
October 24th, 2014
Gravitational waves, invisible ripples in the fabric of space and time, might be detected by looking for the brightening of stars, researchers say.
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Partial Solar Eclipse Occurs Today: Watch It Live
Partial Solar Eclipse Seen in Brisbane, Australia, April 29, 201
October 23rd, 2014
The online Slooh Community Observatory will air a special three-hour solar eclipse webcast Thursday starting at 5 p.m. EDT (2100 GMT). You can watch the show at http://www.slooh.com, or here at Space.com, courtesy of Slooh.
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