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September 02, 2015
New NASA soil moisture satellite loses 1 science instrument
A NASA satellite launched just seven months ago has lost the use of one of two science instruments, but the space agency said ...
August 24, 2015
Japan delivers whiskey to space station - for science
Spirits arrived at the International Space Station on Monday. Not the ghostly ones, but the kind you drink -- distilled ...
August 19, 2015
Report: Groundwater pumping in California has land sinking
Vast areas of California's Central Valley are sinking faster than in the past as massive amounts of groundwater are pumped ...
August 10, 2015
Space salad: 1 small bite for man, 1 giant leaf for mankind
These are the salad days of scientific research on the International Space Station. On Monday, for the first time astronauts ...
July 30, 2015
Philae probe finds evidence that comets can be cosmic labs
Scientists say the Philae space probe has gathered data supporting the theory that comets can serve as cosmic laboratories ...
July 23, 2015
Scientists find closest thing yet to Earth-sun twin system
Scientists have identified a "close cousin" to Earth that's orbiting a sun-like star and might harbor life. "It is the ...
July 17, 2015
'Beautiful eye candy': Frozen plains in Pluto's heart
Vast frozen plains exist next door to Pluto's big, rugged mountains sculpted of ice, scientists said Friday, three days after ...
July 17, 2015
Renowned scientist who helped lead mission to Jupiter dies
Claudia Alexander, a brilliant, pioneering scientist who helped direct NASA's Galileo mission to Jupiter and the ...
July 16, 2015
Claudia Alexander dies; helped lead Galileo space mission
Claudia Alexander, a brilliant, pioneering scientist who helped direct both NASA's Galileo mission to Jupiter and the ...
July 15, 2015
Pluto up close: Spacecraft achieves flyby, then calls home
NASA's New Horizons spacecraft got humanity's first up-close look at Pluto on Tuesday, sending word of its triumph across 3 ...
July 13, 2015
Little Pluto bigger than scientists thought as flyby looms
Little Pluto is a little bigger than anyone imagined. On the eve of NASA's historic flyby of Pluto, scientists announced ...
July 12, 2015
It's showtime for Pluto; prepare to be amazed by NASA flyby
Pluto, reveal thyself, and Earthlings, enjoy the show. On Tuesday, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft will sweep past Pluto and ...
July 10, 2015
NASA's new commercial crew astronauts: Each wants to fly 1st
For now, just call them the Commercial Crew Cadre. The four NASA astronauts chosen to fly on the first test flights of ...
July 09, 2015
NASA picks 4 astronauts to fly 1st commercial space missions
NASA has selected four veteran astronauts to lead the way back into orbit from U.S. soil. On Thursday, NASA Administrator ...
July 07, 2015
SpaceX close to figuring out rocket failure during launch
SpaceX still is trying to figure out what caused its rocket to break apart during liftoff nine days ago, but is getting close ...
June 29, 2015
Now comes the SpaceX rocket whodunit: A complex mystery
A rocket's dead, blown to bits in public view. Now it's time for "Rocket Science CSI." After 18 straight successful launches, ...
June 29, 2015
High schoolers' experiment lost again on launch failure
Three high school students were going to get the science lesson of a lifetime by flying their experiment in space.
June 28, 2015
SpaceX rocket destroyed on way to space station, cargo lost
An unmanned SpaceX rocket carrying supplies to the International Space Station broke apart Sunday shortly after liftoff.
June 15, 2015
'Brown ocean' effect may bedevil soggy Texas as storm nears
The historic rainfall that inundated Texas in May has left the soil saturated and rivers engorged, and a scientist involved ...
June 11, 2015
3 space station astronauts safely return to Earth
A three-person crew from the International Space Station landed safely in the steppes of Kazakhstan on Thursday after a ...