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NASA’s LADEE Spacecraft Sends Back New Moon Images

February 14, 2014 | 10:19 am

NASA’s LADEE Spacecraft Sends Back New Moon Images

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The NASA spacecraft is designed to answer a 42-year-old mystery about lunar dust, but it’s also snapping photos along the way. …read more

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Asteroid Buzzes, Misses Earth — Not So For Meteor

February 15, 2013 | 11:58 am

Asteroid Buzzes, Misses Earth — Not So For Meteor

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A 150-foot asteroid hurtled through Earth’s backyard Friday, coming within an incredible 17,150 miles and making the closest known flyby for a rock of its size. In a chilling coincidence, a meteor exploded above Russia’s Ural Mountains just hours before the asteroid zoomed past the planet. Scientists the world over, […]

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NASA Robot Approaches Mars

August 2, 2012 | 3:37 pm

NASA Robot Approaches Mars

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If all goes well, at approximately 10:30 p.m. Pacific Time, Sunday, NASA’s Curiosity Lander will touch down on the surface of Mars, ending a 352-million-mile journey that began last November. That’s a big “if.” NASA engineers have half-jokingly referred to the landing as the “Seven Minutes of Terror,” referring to the time it’ll take Curiosity […]

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SETI Continues to Boldly Go Where No Other Telescopes Have Scanned Before

August 10, 2011 | 1:48 pm

SETI Continues to Boldly Go Where No Other Telescopes Have Scanned Before

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It’s on… the search for other life in the universe. After being turned off for lack of funds, the Los Angeles Times reports that a fundraising effort has turned up the $200,000 needed to help get the array up and running again. This week the SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) Institute announced that it had […]

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