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Space & Astronomy

Space & Astronomy
  • Are we alone? Alien pollution might reveal the answer

    Earthlings often wonder if life exists on other planets, and researchers said Wednesday that hunting for traces of pollution from distant worlds could provide the answer. Under certain conditions, astronomers in the next decade might be able to detect the presence of an industrialized alien…

  • Audit: NASA doesn't have the money for big rockets

    NASA doesn't have enough money to get its new, $12 billion rocket system off the ground by the end of 2017 as planned, federal auditors say. The Government Accountability Office issued a report Wednesday ...

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  • What If Apollo 11 Failed? President Nixon Had Speech Ready

    The entire world was captivated by NASA's Apollo 11 moon landing 45 years ago this week, but at the time, the mission's success was far from certain. In fact, then President Richard Nixon even had a speech ready should Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin die on the moon.  In preparation for possible…
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    Raw: Cargo Craft Undocks From Space Station

    A Russian Soyuz cargo-carrying spacecraft undocked from the International Space Station on Monday. The craft is due to undergo about ten days of engineering tests before it burns up in the Earth's atmosphere. (July 22)

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  • NASA Spacecraft Just One Year Away from Pluto

    Less than a year from now, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft will make the first-ever visit to Pluto, potentially revolutionizing scientists' understanding of the dwarf planet. Researchers hope New Horizons will lay some of those questions to rest when it flies by Pluto on July 15, 2015. "Many…
  • Amazing SpaceX Reusable Rocket Test Caught on Video

    A stunning new video shows the first stage of SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket making a soft ocean splashdown as planned after its launch earlier this month. Even though the booster didn't survive the landing entirely intact, SpaceX considers the reusability test a big success. "This test confirms that the…
  • Newfound Alien Planet Has Longest Year Known for Transiting World

    A newfound alien planet is one for the record books. The alien planet Kepler-421b — which crosses the face of, or transits, its host star from Earth's perspective — takes 704 Earth days to complete one orbit, and thus has the longest year known for any transiting alien world, researchers said.…
  • These Quadcopter Dropships Could Land Rovers on Mars (Video)

    An autonomous quadcopter could be landing space rovers on the Martian surface in future explorations of the Red Planet. The European Space Agency's (ESA) "dropship" quadcopter steers itself, and can identify suitable areas to safely lower and land a rover onto the rocky surface of Mars. Any…
  • Dental Implants: What You Should Know

    Thinking of getting dental implants? There are critical things you should know before going under the knife for the perfect smile.

  • Astronomers study remote outcrops of faraway galaxy

    Astronomers said Tuesday they have examined the remotest parts yet of an elliptical galaxy, Centaurus A, and discovered its starry halo was bigger, more lopsided and richer in heavy elements than expected. The Hubble Space Telescope, a joint project of NASA and the European Space Agency, scanned…

  • Six 'astronauts' are wrapping up a mission to Mars, via Hawaii

    If you can't make it to Mars, Hawaii is the next big thing.

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  • Robotic Russian Cargo Ship Launches on Express Trip to Space Station

    An unmanned Russian spacecraft filled with supplies for the six crewmembers living on the International Space Station launched on an express delivery run to the orbiting outpost today (July 23).

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  • Why Extraterrestrial Life May Need Alien Oceans

    Scientists searching for planets where E.T. may live have homed in on places where liquid water could exist. A team of scientists created a computer simulation of ocean circulation on a hypothetical Earth-like planet. "The number of planets being discovered outside our solar system is rapidly…
  • Apollo 11 Astronauts Meet Obama at White House

    U.S. President Barack Obama welcomed the two surviving Apollo 11 astronauts to the White House yesterday (July 22) to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the first moon landing. Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to walk on the lunar surface on July 20, 1969, while their third…
  • Apollo 11's Scariest Moments: Perils of the 1st Manned Moon Landing

    Apollo 11 was four minutes into its landing sequence when the terse words of its commander, Neil Armstrong, came from the speaker in Mission Control: Buzz Aldrin, sitting next to Armstrong in the descending Lunar Module, stared at the frozen display on the computer, which read "1202." It was an…
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  • Actor Morgan Freeman Talks Mars Trips & More with NASA Astronauts

    Actor Morgan Freeman grilled NASA astronauts on the International Space Station about how their work can get humans to Mars someday. "So you guys are out there, floating around, tossing that microphone back and forth there cleverly," Freeman said during a webcast Friday (July 18) featuring the…
  • 4-Month Mock Mars Mission Wraps Up in Hawaii Friday

    Six mock Mars mission crewmembers are preparing to come back to the real world at the end of the week.