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Mars Rover Finds First Evidence of Water

Mars Rover Finds First Evidence of Water

Friday, September 28, 2012 9:13

NASA's Mars rover, Curiosity, dispatched to learn if the most Earth-like planet in the solar system was suitable for microbial life, has found clear evidence its landing site was once awash in water, a key ingredient for life, scientists said Thursday....

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Woman Takes Command of ISS After Crew Members Return

Woman Takes Command of ISS After Crew Members Return

Monday, September 17, 2012 10:19

A woman took command of the International Space Station for just the second time Monday, after three US and Russian colleagues left the orbiting space lab and landed safely in the Kazakh steppe. The ...

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NASA Voyager Dancing on Edge of Solar System

NASA Voyager Dancing on Edge of Solar System

Thursday, September 6, 2012 9:48

NASA's Voyager 1, launched in 1977, is nearing the edge of the solar system and may already be "dancing on the edge" of outer space, the scientists behind the project said Tuesday. In a ...

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NASA Mars Rover Makes First Test Drive

NASA Mars Rover Makes First Test Drive

Friday, August 24, 2012 11:14

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity on Wednesday made its first test drive, leaving wheel tracks near its landing spot - now dubbed "Bradbury Landing" in honor of late science fiction author Ray Bradbury....

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NASA Mars Rover Two Weeks from Landing

NASA Mars Rover Two Weeks from Landing

Tuesday, July 17, 2012 11:15

NASA's Curiosity rover is on target to arrive on Mars on August 6 for a two-year mission to find out whether microbial life once existed on the Red Planet, the US space agency said Monday....

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SpaceX Capsule Splash Lands in Pacific Ocean

SpaceX Capsule Splash Lands in Pacific Ocean

Friday, June 1, 2012 11:29

The Dragon cargo capsule owned by US company SpaceX on Thursday made a splash landing in the Pacific Ocean after a landmark mission to the International Space Station, NASA said. "Dragon is in the water," NASA said after SpaceX informed the US space agency of a splash ...

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Flights Rerouted as Massive Solar Storm Slams Earth

Flights Rerouted as Massive Solar Storm Slams Earth

Friday, January 27, 2012 10:15

Solar radiation from a massive sun storm - the largest in nearly a decade - collided with the Earth's atmosphere on Tuesday, prompting an airline to reroute flights and skywatchers to seek out spectacular light displays....

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Mars Bound NASA Rover Aiming for an August Landing

Mars Bound NASA Rover Aiming for an August Landing

Thursday, January 12, 2012 10:59

NASA spacecraft hurtling toward Mars prepared to fire its thrusters for an August landing.Engineers closely tracked the one-ton rover nicknamed Curiosity, which has been cruising along since rocketing from Earth last November. The firing of its ...

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Scientists Find Answer to Supernova Riddle

Scientists Find Answer to Supernova Riddle

Friday, December 16, 2011 10:34

The discovery of a supernova only hours after its explosion has probably solved a long-standing mystery on the origin of the brightest known phenomena in the Universe, scientists reported. On August 24, scientists witnessed the spectacular eruption of ...

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NASA Discovers Flowing Water on Mars

NASA Discovers Flowing Water on Mars

Saturday, August 6, 2011 7:42

NASA scientists have discovered fresh evidence that water is flowing on Mars during its warmest months, raising the likelihood that life could exist on the red planet, the agency said on Thursday. NASA first found evidence of water ...

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