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Astronauts Begin Series Of Urgent Spacewalks

Astronauts Begin Series Of Urgent Spacewalks

12.21.2013
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Astronauts removed an old space station pump Saturday, sailing through the first of a series of urgent repair...
LOOK: Crater On Mercury Named After Beatles Legend

LOOK: Crater On Mercury Named After Beatles Legend

12.20.2013
Imagine John Lennon on Mercury. It isn’t hard to do—at least it wasn’t hard for the folks tasked with giving names to craters on...
After Near-Fatal Mishap, Astronauts' Helmets Get Low-Tech Fix

After Near-Fatal Mishap, Astronauts' Helmets Get Low-Tech Fix

Robert Z. Pearlman  12.20.2013
HOUSTON — Astronauts preparing to spacewalk outside the International Space Station are outfitting their spacesuits with an unusual device:...
'Ultimate Discovery Machine' Launched Into Space

'Ultimate Discovery Machine' Launched Into Space

12.19.2013
BERLIN (AP) — The European Space Agency successfully launched its star-surveying satellite Gaia into space Thursday in a bid to produce...
Scientists Plan To Catch Black Hole On Camera

Scientists Plan To Catch Black Hole On Camera

Mike Wall  12.18.2013
A team of European astrophysicists plans to capture the world's first image of a black hole, and a newly awarded grant may help that dream...
Urgent Action Needed To Fix Space Station Problem, NASA Says

Urgent Action Needed To Fix Space Station Problem, NASA Says

12.17.2013
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA has ordered up a series of urgent spacewalks to fix a broken cooling line at the International Space...
WATCH: Moon's Giant Geysers Give E.T. Hunters Hope

WATCH: Moon's Giant Geysers Give E.T. Hunters Hope

Mike Wall  12.16.2013
SAN FRANCISCO — The apparent discovery of water geysers on Jupiter's moon Europa makes the icy body an even more attractive target for...
New Lunar Rover Gets Rolling

New Lunar Rover Gets Rolling

12.15.2013
BEIJING (AP) — China's first moon rover has touched the lunar surface and left deep traces on its loose soil, state media reported Sunday,...
Probe Makes First Moon Landing In 37 Years

Probe Makes First Moon Landing In 37 Years

12.14.2013
BEIJING (AP) — State media say China has safely carried out the world's first soft landing of a space probe on the moon in nearly four...
A Tale of Two Roll Outs

A Tale of Two Roll Outs

12.12.2013
The United States today is confronted with a crisis that endangers perhaps even more immediately the welfare of the American polity. And...
WATCH: Discovery Of Cosmic Crash Puts New Spin On Search For E.T.

WATCH: Discovery Of Cosmic Crash Puts New Spin On Search For E.T.

Megan Gannon  12.12.2013
A new look at data from a NASA spacecraft has revealed evidence a colossal impact on Jupiter's moon Europa, a collision that may have delivered...
Planet's Dark Streaks Suggest Active Water Cycle

Planet's Dark Streaks Suggest Active Water Cycle

Denise Chow  12.11.2013
Dark seasonal streaks on slopes near the Martian equator may be a sign of flowing salt water on Mars, liquid runoff that melts and evaporates...
Dark Matter May Have Already Been Found, Researchers Say

Dark Matter May Have Already Been Found, Researchers Say

Charles Q. Choi  12.10.2013
The mysterious dark matter that makes up most of the matter in the universe may already have been detected with superconducting circuits,...
Mars Radiation Not A Showstopper, Rover Finds

Mars Radiation Not A Showstopper, Rover Finds

Mike Wall  12. 9.2013
The risk of radiation exposure is not a show-stopper for a long-term manned mission to Mars, new results from NASA's Curiosity rover suggest....