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July 21, 2013

NASA will attempt to rescue the planet-hunting Kepler Telescope

NASA’s Kepler Telescope is in trouble. The planet-hunting probe has been out of commission since May, when a reaction wheel that allowed researchers here on Earth to […]
July 20, 2013

Rocket Engine Pulled From the Ocean Definitely Belonged to Apollo 11

On the eve of the 44th anniversary of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walking on the moon, a piece of their historic legacy has been ID’ed […]
July 19, 2013

NASA's Asteroid Plan Is Shot Down in House

The House Science Committee on Thursday voted to bar all spending on plans for a manned mission to an asteroid—rejecting the centerpiece of President Barack Obama‘s human-space-exploration […]
July 17, 2013

Dangerous Water Leak In Astronaut's Helmet

A spacewalk to carry out maintenance work is aborted after water drenched Luca Parmitano‘s eyes, nose and mouth. An astronaut has been forced to abort a […]
July 16, 2013

John Llewellyn, NASA Scientist-Astronaut Who Never Flew, Dies at 80

John Llewellyn, a chemist who in 1967 was selected to be a NASA astronaut but whose inability to pilot a jet led to him resigning from […]
July 16, 2013

Nasa's Hubble telescope discovers new Neptune moon

The Hubble space telescope has discovered a new moon orbiting Neptune, Nasa has confirmed. Designated S/2004 N 1, this is the 14th known moon to circle […]
July 15, 2013

NASA manufactures a 3D printed rocket part

3D printing isn’t only about creating trinkets and toys — it can also help send humans into space. In a watershed move, NASA has successfully tested a […]
July 14, 2013

Russian Chelyabinsk meteorite pieces go under microscope

Scientists have released microscopic images of fragments of the meteorite that hit central Russia in February. A team from the Ural Federal University was able to […]
July 13, 2013

Speedy tsunami seen on Sun's surface

Two satellites have seen “tsunami” spreading on the surface of the Sun after a release of matter into space called a coronal mass ejection (CME). These […]