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May 22, 2013

Can Space Tourism Save Earth?

Opening spaceflight up to the masses could help spark a global conservation ethic that stems the tide of environmental destruction on Earth, NASA’s science chief says. […]
May 21, 2013

Curiosity Drills into Second Mars Rock

NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory rover Curiosity has drilled into another rock and plans are afoot to deliver a second sample of the pulverized material to laboratory […]
May 20, 2013

UK astronaut Tim Peake 'thrilled' at space opportunity

Tim Peake says he is thrilled to have been given the opportunity to go to the International Space Station (ISS). The UK astronaut told BBC News […]
May 19, 2013

Russian Animal Orbiter Returns — With Most Critters Dead

After spending a month in orbit around the earth, a Russian space capsule carrying a menagerie of small animals has returned home — with most of […]
May 19, 2013

LHC Creates Tiny Drops of Big Bang 'Blood Spatter'

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) has recreated the world’s tiniest droplets of a primordial state of matter that last existed moments after the Big Bang, some […]
May 18, 2013

Massive Moon Meteor Explosion Was Visible to Naked Eye

If you happened to be looking up at the moon on March 17, you may have been able to observe the brightest lunar impact ever recorded. […]
May 17, 2013

Opportunity Breaks NASA's 40-Year Roving Record

After nine years of hard Mars roving, Mars Exploration Rover (MER) Opportunity has broken a 40-year-old extraterrestrial distance record. On Thursday, the tenacious six-wheeled robot drove […]
May 17, 2013

Google And NASA Team Up In Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab

Google announced today a partnership with NASA and D-Wave to launch a lab to solve artificial intelligence problems with the aid of quantum computing. Quantum computing […]
May 16, 2013

NASA's planet-hunting telescope 'broken'

NASA’s planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft appears to be hobbled by a faulty wheel and may be near the end of its four-year mission, space agency scientists have […]