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  • Water vapor seen steaming off icy dwarf planet Ceres

    Water vapor seen steaming off icy dwarf planet Ceres
    Before Pluto’s fall from planetary grace, there was Ceres. Depending on your definition, it’s either the largest asteroid or the smallest dwarf planet -- but for a few glorious decades in the 1800s, the rocky sphere was a full planet in the...
  • It may be a very long lunar night for China's Jade Rabbit moon rover

    It may be a very long lunar night for China's Jade Rabbit moon rover
    China’s Jade Rabbit moon rover experienced a “mechanical control abnormality” over the weekend, according to the official Xinhua news agency, just as it was set to go to "sleep" for the long lunar night. "Goodnight, Earth. Goodnight,...
  • Russian astronauts install Canadian cameras on space station

    Russian astronauts install Canadian cameras on space station
    Russian cosmonauts whose first attempt to install two high-tech cameras outside the International Space Station was thwarted by cabling issues last month made a second spacewalk Monday to finish the job – with mixed results. The high-resolution...
  • 'Hello, world': Rosetta spacecraft wakes for comet-chasing mission

    'Hello, world': Rosetta spacecraft wakes for comet-chasing mission
    Nervous anticipation gave way to jubilation on Monday when the European Space Agency's Rosetta comet-chaser spacecraft emerged from almost three years of induced, energy-saving sleep to report it was ready to carry out its history-making $1 billion...
  • Col. Chris Hadfield talks about staying in shape while living in space

    Col. Chris Hadfield talks about staying in shape while living in space
    Col. Chris Hadfield, who until recently was commander of the International Space Station, has a workout regimen that is out of this world. Sorry. Couldn't resist. Hadfield's new book, "An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth," goes into detail about...
  • NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg hosts quilting bee from space station

    NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg hosts quilting bee from space station
    With her long blond ponytail floating above her inside the International Space Station, astronaut Karen Nyberg calmly explains the challenges of quilting in weightlessness. "Now that I've tried my hand sewing in space," she said in a video released...
  • NASA gets some funding for Mars 2020 rover in federal spending bill

    NASA gets some funding for Mars 2020 rover in federal spending bill
    Congressional negotiators released a $1.1-trillion omnibus spending bill for the 2014 fiscal year that’s more generous to NASA’s scientific endeavors than the White House’s proposal, but it may be too soon to celebrate, officials said...
  • How I Made It: Wanda M. Austin, president and CEO of Aerospace

    How I Made It: Wanda M. Austin, president and CEO of Aerospace
    The gig: Wanda M. Austin, 59, is the president and chief executive of Aerospace Corp., an El Segundo brain trust for the Pentagon's space program. Although not well known outside defense circles, it is regarded as one of the nation's most important...
  • Virgin Galactic spaceship reaches new heights in supersonic flight

    Virgin Galactic spaceship reaches new heights in supersonic flight
    MOJAVE, Calif. -- Virgin Galactic, British billionaire Richard Branson’s commercial space venture, reached its highest altitude yet Friday in a supersonic rocket plane that’s set to carry paying customers into sub-orbit later this year....
  • Hubble harnesses gravity to find dim, ancient galaxies near big bang

    Hubble harnesses gravity to find dim, ancient galaxies near big bang
    If you’re a giant space telescope squinting into the far reaches of the cosmos, gravity is your best friend. Using the magnifying powers of massive galaxy clusters, three of NASA’s Great Observatories – the Hubble, Spitzer and Chandra...
  • NASA wins White House approval to extend life of space station

    NASA wins White House approval to extend life of space station
    WASHINGTON — The world's most expensive science project — the $100-billion-plus International Space Station — is poised to get four more years in orbit. According to documents obtained by the Orlando Sentinel, NASA plans to announce this...