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July 12, 2013

Azure blue planet identified by Hubble

But an azure glow is about the only thing Earth has in common with the gas giant, where temperatures exceed 1,000C and it rains glass, sideways, […]
July 11, 2013

Moon Bill Would Create National Park to Protect Apollo Landing Sites

A new bill introduced into the U.S. Congress would establish the Apollo Lunar Landing Sites National Historical Park on the moon. Called the Apollo Lunar Landing […]
July 10, 2013

NASA's Next Mars Rover Will Search for Signs of Life

NASA’s next Mars rover should hunt for signs of past Red Planet life and collect samples for eventual return to Earth, a team of mission planners […]
July 9, 2013

SpaceX uses drone to capture footage of hovering Grasshopper rocket

SpaceX, the Hawthorne company that builds rockets and space capsules to resupply the International Space Station for NASA, has been testing a new reusable 10-story rocket out […]
July 8, 2013

Watch The Spacewalk

Join us live for the spacewalk by ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano and NASA’s Chris Cassidy. Streaming starts at 13:00 CEST. The  spacewalk begins at 12:55 GMT […]
July 7, 2013

NASA to attempt fix for stricken Kepler Observatory

NASA announced on Wednesday that it will attempt to revive the ailing Kepler Space Observatory by mid- to late July, but engineers warn that the recovery […]
July 4, 2013

Moon rovers could be engulfed in dust

Several robotic probes are set to be sent to the Moon over the next few years. Experiments suggest that the dust, which is abrasive, sticky and […]
July 3, 2013

Retiring astronaut Chris Hadfield about to launch lucrative speaking career

OTTAWA — As astronaut Chris Hadfield retires from the Canadian Space Agency, he can expect some hefty speaking fees — even more than the thousands of dollars […]
July 2, 2013

Russian Proton-M Rocket Explodes On Take-Off

Spectacular footage showed the Proton-M rocket veering off course seconds after its launch in the early hours, before erupting into a ball of flames and unleashing […]