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Scary New Asteroid Map Shows Space Rocks Hit Us 'All The Time'

Scary New Asteroid Map Shows Space Rocks Hit Us 'All The Time'

David Freeman  11.17.2014
If you're the sort of person who worries about asteroids, a new map from NASA's Near Earth Object Program is unlikely to offer much reassurance....
Military's Top-Secret Space Plane Lands In California

Military's Top-Secret Space Plane Lands In California

10.17.2014
By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The U.S. military landed its X-37B robotic space plane at Vandenberg Air Force Base...
It's Time To Take The Science Out Of Space

It's Time To Take The Science Out Of Space

10. 9.2014
Going into space is not really a scientific endeavor at all. It may be done for any or all of political, commercial, sociological -- even...
Peculiar Books Reviewed: Henry S. F. Cooper Jr.'s

Peculiar Books Reviewed: Henry S. F. Cooper Jr.'s "Thirteen: The Apollo Flight that Failed"

08. 1.2014
In the first Peculiar Books Reviewed we discussed David A. Mindell's delightful book "Digital Apollo" and, in particular, took from...
It Shoulda Been a Giant Step for Womankind Too

It Shoulda Been a Giant Step for Womankind Too

07.23.2014
So while we're reminiscing about the glory days of the U.S. space program, remember the women who were left behind -- that giant step should...
NASA Astronaut From 'Icebusters' Crew Dies At 80

NASA Astronaut From 'Icebusters' Crew Dies At 80

Robert Z. Pearlman  07.18.2014
NASA astronaut Henry "Hank" Hartsfield, who in 1984 commanded the maiden mission of the space shuttle Discovery, died on Thursday (July...
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...

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...