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January 12, 2013

Doomed Spacecraft Captures Awesome Close-Up Video of the Moon

Three days before the moon-orbiting Ebb spacecraft collided with a lunar mountain, its on-board cameras captured some striking images of the pockmarked moon’s northern hemisphere — from […]
January 12, 2013

This Isn’t the Petition Response You’re Looking For

An online petition demanding the President Barack Obama administration build a Death Star like the one in Star Wars reached 25,000-plus signatures last month, a threshold obliging the government […]
January 11, 2013

Largest Spiral Galaxy Is Five Times Bigger Than Milky Way, NGC 6872 Study Suggests

Astronomers have crowned the universe’s largest known spiral galaxy, a spectacular behemoth five times bigger than our own Milky Way. The title-holder is now NGC 6872, […]
January 11, 2013

Let's Put An Asteroid In Orbit Around the Moon

In 2010, President Obama set a sky-high goal for NASA: to send a team of astronauts to visit a near-Earth asteroid (NEO) by 2025. But rather […]
January 10, 2013

Space Rock Star: Astronaut Chris Hadfield Becoming Canadian Celebrity

While Chris Hadfield continues to rack up mileage in space, the Canadian captain-to-be of the International Space Station also reached a different milestone Wednesday (Jan. 9): […]
January 10, 2013

U.S. spaceship ventures plan to send test pilots into orbit as early as 2015

Americans could be flying into orbit on U.S.-built spaceships again as early as 2015 — but the first fliers won’t be NASA astronauts or millionaire space tourists. Instead, […]
January 9, 2013

Alien asteroid belt discovery could reveal hidden planets

Astronomers have discovered a giant asteroid belt circling the bright star Vega, a find that may ultimately reveal an entire solar system of planets, scientists say. […]
January 9, 2013

Alien Earth: What It Will Mean to Find Our Planet's Twin

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Finding Earth 2.0 is just a matter of time, and the discovery will likely transform the way we think about our place […]
January 9, 2013

Giant Squid Captured on Video in Ocean Depths

After years of searching, scientists and broadcasters say they have captured video images of a giant squid in its natural habitat deep in the ocean for […]