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Space Probes

Amazing Map Shows Every Space Probe Now Exploring Our Solar System

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 09.03.2014 | Science

They say outer space is a lonely place, but a new chart shows that some regions have gotten a bit crowded. It purports to show the positions of all th...

What Will Be The Big Science Stories This Year? Here Are 10 Good Bets

natureheader | Richard Van Noorden | Posted 03.13.2014 | Science

Transgenic monkeys Several research groups, including a team led by geneticist Erika Sasaki and stem-cell biologist Hideyuki Okano ...

WATCH: Space Probe's Long Hibernation To End

Space.com | Megan Gannon | Posted 10.16.2013 | Science

Europe's comet-chasing space probe Rosetta has been hibernating for more than two years, but in January, the spacecraft will be jolted awake to prepar...

Is Our Galaxy Filled With Alien Space Probes?

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 07.21.2013 | Science

Ever wonder if aliens have been spying on us? You're not alone. In a provocative new paper, a pair of astrophysicists consider the possibility that in...

Plans and Precommitment: 2012 in Space!

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 03.11.2012 | Science
Zoe P. Strassfield

Here's a month-by-month listing of events I'm excited for in 2012.

Going Beyond Planet Earth at the American Museum of Natural History

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 03.10.2012 | College
Zoe P. Strassfield

If you're in New York City before Aug. 12, I wholeheartedly recommend seeing Beyond Planet Earth.

Alien Probes for Real?

Seth Shostak | Posted 01.10.2012 | Technology
Seth Shostak

It's probably hopeless to do a thorough reconnaissance of our solar system. Nonetheless, there are certain places, such as the Lagrange points between the Earth and Moon, where a detailed search for not-made-on-Earth hardware could be undertaken.