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Team Hits Snag In Attempt To Rescue Vintage Spacecraft

Team Hits Snag In Attempt To Rescue Vintage Spacecraft

Elizabeth Howell  07.10.2014
The quest to rescue a 36-year-old NASA spacecraft will go on for at least another day, as a private group controlling the probe achieved...
New Map May Hold Clues To Red Planet's Watery Past

New Map May Hold Clues To Red Planet's Watery Past

Mike Wall  07. 8.2014
An incredibly detailed new map of Mars' southern highlands shows how profoundly liquid water sculpted the region long ago, scientists say....
Universe's Expansion Calculated WIth Unprecedented Accuracy

Universe's Expansion Calculated WIth Unprecedented Accuracy

Nola Taylor Redd  06.18.2014
Scientists studying more than 140,000 extremely bright galaxies have calculated the expansion of the universe with unprecedented accuracy....
Spaceflight Legend Has Surgery

Spaceflight Legend Has Surgery

06.12.2014
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Former astronaut and U.S. senator John Glenn has had a heart valve replacement as he approaches his 93rd birthday. Glenn,...
NASA Doubles Down On Search For Mysterious Force

NASA Doubles Down On Search For Mysterious Force

Nola Taylor Redd  06. 3.2014
Dark energy makes up nearly three-fourths of the universe, driving its accelerating expansion, but the substance is still mysterious to...
Citizen Scientists Make Contact With Old Space Probe

Citizen Scientists Make Contact With Old Space Probe

Elizabeth Howell  06. 2.2014
Red tape and a moderate earthquake did not deter a private group from meeting its goal of making contact with a 36-year-old NASA spacecraft...
<i>Mad Men</i> To the Moon: Classic Series Returned To Form in 2014

Mad Men To the Moon: Classic Series Returned To Form in 2014

05.27.2014
Why is an episode about victory named after one of the most famous defeats in world history? Is it because the crushing blow to Napoleon...
REVEALED: How Martian Moon Got Its Strange Grooves

REVEALED: How Martian Moon Got Its Strange Grooves

Joseph Castro  05.27.2014
Billions of years ago, Mars suffered from numerous big impacts, and the resulting backwash ultimately scarred the surface of Phobos, one...
LOOK: Eagle-Eyed Orbiter Spies Huge New Crater

LOOK: Eagle-Eyed Orbiter Spies Huge New Crater

Megan Gannon  05.25.2014
An eagle-eyed NASA spacecraft has spotted a fresh crater on Mars large enough to cover half of a football field, and it's no puny Martian...
New Theory Emerges About Destructive Space Rock

New Theory Emerges About Destructive Space Rock

By Irene Klotz  05.24.2014
By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL Fla. (Reuters) - An asteroid that exploded last year over Chelyabinsk, Russia, leaving more...
WATCH: Planetary Probe Gets Set For Daring Dive

WATCH: Planetary Probe Gets Set For Daring Dive

Mike Wall  05.22.2014
A European spacecraft will plunge into Venus' thick atmosphere next month in a bold maneuver that may bring its lengthy and productive...

"Smoking Gun' Discovery Shows How Biggest, Brightest Stars Die

Charles Q. Choi  05.22.2014
The most massive and luminous stars were long suspected to explode when they die, and astronomers now have the most direct evidence yet...
Prolific Planet Hunter Gets New Mission

Prolific Planet Hunter Gets New Mission

Mike Wall  05.18.2014
NASA's prolific Kepler spacecraft is back in action, a year after being sidelined by an equipment failure. The space agency has approved...
These Creatures Might Colonize Mars Before We Do

These Creatures Might Colonize Mars Before We Do

Joseph Castro  05.17.2014
Microorganisms from Earth could hitch a ride on spacecraft and end up colonizing the Red Planet and other celestial bodies in the solar...