As of December 19, 2014 the new Winter Update has been available on the unstable branch on Steam and is rumored to being fully realised with hopefully even less bugs some time this month. You can get more updates from the official Starbound blog. And I'll being updating this post as new updates come out.
As soon as I got my house today, I got hit with a meteor shower! It only destroyed a small part but these type of showers are becoming more common my planet.
Check out this level 10 Skyrail to the magma layer on player's planet.
Since December 2nd, 2013 Starbound has been on sale as an early acces game on Steam. Even though it's in beta still the feel polished enough already. Check out the trailer and Steam listing.