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Less than 250 miles west of Baja California, SpaceX's Dragon capsule successfully splashed down Tuesday after spending more than three weeks in outer space on a NASA mission. When the cone-shaped unmanned capsule hit the water at 9:34 a.m. PDT, it...
This post has been updated, as indicated below.At a news conference Friday, NASA scientists said the object that exploded over Russia was a “tiny asteroid” that measured roughly 45 feet across, weighed about 10,000 tons and traveled about 40,000 mph. The object vaporized roughly 15 miles...
South Korea’s successful satellite launch this week served as the latest act of one-upmanship in an accelerating space race gripping Northeast Asia. Membership in the elite global space club is being pursued by wealthy countries that can afford it...
Hero Complex - movies, comics, pop culture - Los Angeles TimesTwo of Pluto's moons need naming, and scientists are asking for your help. The moons are fairly recent discoveries, which ......
Squinting deep into the universe, the Hubble Space Telescope has picked out what may be the most distant galaxy yet found, observed as it looked about 380 million years after the big bang. This potential record-breaker is one of seven newly discovered...
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The Missile Defense Agency breathed a sigh of relief after carrying out a successful flight test of an interceptor missile from Vandenberg Air Force Base, northwest of Santa Barbara. Saturday's test was on the Boeing-designed ground-based defense...
Astronomers may have to brace for a much humbler astrophysics mission following the planned launch of the James Webb Space Telescope in 2018, a NASA official told a ballroom full of astronomers Tuesday. Under current budget constraints and with future...
Just three days before NASA deliberately destroyed its twin probes Ebb and Flow, scientists had Ebb complete one final task: collecting the breathtaking images of the moon's surface, seen above. Ebb was flying just 6 miles above the northern...
Hero Complex - movies, comics, pop culture - latimes.comWhether you voted for Barack Obama or Mitt Romney, it's good to know the president isn't a Sith Lord. After ......
The sun celebrated New Year's Eve with an elegant solar eruption that, thanks to NASA, served to remind us just how puny we Earthlings are. The space agency published a photo Friday morning comparing the size of Earth with this "relatively minor"...
Dyer Brainerd Holmes NASA manned space flight director Dyer Brainerd Holmes, 91, director of manned space flight for NASA when Americans were making their early forays into space in the early 1960s, died Friday at a hospital in Memphis, Tenn., of...
This post has been updated. See the note below for details.BEIRUT — U.S. officials are not exactly welcoming Iran’s revelation this week that the Islamic Republic has sent a monkey into space and brought the creature back to Earth safely. The report by Iranian media recalled for many the early...
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