Space.com Image of the Day 2018-10-19T10:00:00.000000000-04:00 Three galaxies in deep space appear to form an astronomical smiley face in this image from the Hubble Space Telescope. Beneath its two bright-yellow "eyes" is an arc-shaped galaxy that has been gravitationally lensed. On This Day in Space! Oct. 19, 2016: ExoMars Mission Arrives at the Red Planet 2018-10-19T08:00:00.000000000-04:00 On Oct. 19, 2016, the European Space Agency's ExoMars mission arrived at Mars! See how it happened in our On This Day in Space video series! BepiColombo, the First Mercury Mission in 14 Years, Launches Tonight — Watch Live! 2018-10-19T07:30:00.000000000-04:00 It's been more than 14 years since a spacecraft launched toward Mercury, so don't miss your chance to watch a rocket do just that. Orionid Meteor Shower 2018 Peaks This Weekend with Bits of Halley's Comet: What to Expect 2018-10-19T07:22:00.000000000-04:00 If you're a meteor enthusiast, the year 2018 has been very kind to you — and another reliable meteor shower is on its way this weekend. Red Dwarf Star's Mighty 'Hazflare' Could Be Bad News for Alien Life 2018-10-19T07:00:00.000000000-04:00 Another red dwarf has been caught firing off a superpowerful flare, further bolstering the notion that life might have a hard time taking root around these small, dim stars. Astronomers Just Caught the Tiniest Cannibal Galaxy in the Universe 2018-10-19T07:00:00.000000000-04:00 This cannibal galaxy is tiny, and it's right in our cosmic neighborhood. After Soyuz Abort, Russia Wants 3 Successful Robotic Flights Before Next Crew Launch 2018-10-18T12:57:00.000000000-04:00 The Russian space agency, Roscosmos, promised an investigation into the failed Oct. 11 Soyuz crew launch, and the preliminary report should be complete by the end of this week, the agency announced in a statement released yesterday (Oct. 17). Physicists Model Electrons in Unprecedented Detail — Spoiler Alert: They're Round 2018-10-18T12:19:00.000000000-04:00 Electrons are extremely round, and some physicists will not be pleased about it. Stephen Hawking's Final Book Says There's 'No Possibility' of God in Our Universe 2018-10-18T12:15:00.000000000-04:00 Is there room for God in the endless, expanding universe? In his final book, Stephen Hawking says no. How Close Are We to Kubrick's AI-Controlled Vision of the Future? 2018-10-18T12:09:00.000000000-04:00 AI like the malevolent HAL in the movie "2001" are already among us.