A close escape for earth -- our planet has dodged an asteroid strike. Scientists say the timing of the fly-by, which came hours after a meteor shower in Russia, was a coincidence.
An eclipse is darkening parts of Europe on Friday in a rare solar event that won't be repeated for more than a decade. The eclipse - when the moon passes between the earth and the sun - follows a 5,800-kilometer path.
Europe has completed its last cargo delivery to the International Space Station, leaving future drops to US firms and Russia. The European Space Agency will focus on building modules for NASA's planned Orion craft.
Orion has made splashdown in the Pacific Ocean. The future mission-to-Mars spacecraft has wrapped up a flawless unmanned debut test flight around the Earth.
US space agency NASA has succeeded in launching its Orion spaceship on a test flight after a failed first attempt. If all goes according to plan, the spacecraft may one day carry people to Mars.