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Fresh evidence for how water reached Earth found in asteroid debris

May 07, 2015 Water delivery via asteroids or comets is likely taking place in many other planetary systems, just as it happened on Earth, new research strongly suggests. Published by … Continue reading

May 11, 2015 · 1 Comment

Asteroid-Mining Company to Deploy 1st Satellite This Summer

by Mike Wall, Senior Writer   |   May 06, 2015 06:40am ET The nascent asteroid-mining industry is set to take its first steps into space this summer. Planetary Resources’ Arkyd-3R … Continue reading

May 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

Geochemical process on Saturn’s moon linked to life’s origin

May 06, 2015 New work from a team including Carnegie’s Christopher Glein has revealed the pH of water spewing from a geyser-like plume on Saturn’s moon Enceladus. Their findings are … Continue reading

May 10, 2015 · 1 Comment

New ‘Super Earth’ Exoplanets Spotted Around Nearby Star

By Mike Wall, Senior Writer   |   May 01, 2015 06:19am ET Astronomers have discovered two new alien worlds a bit larger than Earth circling a nearby star. The newfound exoplanets, … Continue reading

May 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

Pillars of Creation Revealed in 3-D

May 1, 2015 Using the Multi Unit Spectroscopic Explorer (MUSE) instrument on European Southern Observatory’s (ESO) Very Large Telescope (VLT), astronomers have produced the first complete three-dimensional view of the … Continue reading

May 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

Jeff Bezos Co. Launches Surprise Test of Private Spaceship

The suborbital “New Shepard” spacecraft reached an altitude of more than 93 kilometers in its inaugural flight April 30, 2015 |By Tariq Malik and The private spaceflight company Blue … Continue reading

May 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Mysterious X-37B Military Space Plane to Fly Again Next Month

by Mike Wall, Senior Writer   |   April 24, 2015 06:47pm ET The United States Air Force’s X-37B space plane will launch on its fourth mystery mission next month. The … Continue reading

April 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

Why is the Moon Leaving Us? (Surprised? Well, don’t be)

by FRASER CAIN Goodbye Moon. Every year, the Moon slips a few centimeters away from us, slowing down our day. Why is the Moon drifting away from us, and how … Continue reading

March 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

Dawn captures sharper images of Ceres

Craters and mysterious bright spots are beginning to pop out in the latest images of Ceres from NASA’s Dawn spacecraft. These images, taken Feb. 12 at a distance of 52,000 … Continue reading

February 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

New Horizons: Exploring Pluto and Beyond

Elizabeth Howell, Contributor   |   January 27, 2015 09:51pm ET New Horizons is a NASA spacecraft on its way to the dwarf planet Pluto. It scooted by Jupiter in 2007, … Continue reading

February 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

Splashdown! SpaceX’s Dragon Cargo Spaceship Returns to Earth

By Megan Gannon, News Editor   |   October 25, 2014 A private SpaceX Dragon capsule dropped into the Pacific Ocean today (Oct. 25), returning almost 2 tons of cargo and science … Continue reading

October 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

An Eclipse of a Different Kind – ISS transit in front of the moon!

By Phil Plait | OCT. 8 2014 12:03 PM Did you see the eclipse last night? Pictures are rolling in on Twitter and Facebook, and they’re lovely. But the night before, on … Continue reading

October 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

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