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January 9, 2013

Black Hole Releases Massive Belch

While innocently surveying the Cosmos, astronomers serendipitously stumbled across a particularly uncouth galaxy. NGC 660 unleashed an epic belch, an event that we could see 44 million […]
January 8, 2013

Mock Mars trek finds down-to-Earth sleep woes

WASHINGTON — Astronauts have a down-to-Earth problem that could be even worse on a long trip to Mars: They can’t get enough sleep. And over time, […]
January 7, 2013

Volunteer Astronomers Find 15 New Exoplanets

Amateur astronomers have discovered 15 objects circling distant stars that they believe may be exoplanets capable of supporting life. Working on the Planethunters website, dozens of volunteers scanned […]
January 7, 2013

NASA seeks to lease or sell space shuttle facilities

ORLANDO, Fla. — Does anyone need a 15,000-foot landing strip? How about a place to assemble rocket ships? Or a parachute-packing plant? A launchpad? Make us […]
January 6, 2013

Astronaut, students share final frontier

IT WAS an out of this world experience for Charles P. Allen High School students in Bedford Saturday when they contacted Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield aboard […]
January 6, 2013

Asteroid may become moon for earths moon

So far our galactic adventures have included landing men on the moon, taking pretty pictures of Saturn, and roaming the surface of Mars. So what’s next on NASA’s to-do […]
January 5, 2013

Lunar Triple Whammy

The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has been circling the Moon for years, taking amazing close-up pictures of our neighbor. While every shot is pretty cool, every now […]
January 5, 2013

2013 a fine year for taking in astronomy

Another new year is here, and already there is much talk in astronomy circles about the two bright comets due to grace the sky in 2013. […]
January 4, 2013

ISS astronaut reports to Captain Kirk

No Klingons, Yet: During a magical Twitter conversation today, science fiction met science fact. Actor William Shatner decided to drop Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfielda line. Usually, this wouldn’t be particularly […]