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December 12, 2012

Why the Dyno-saur went extinct

We all know that 65.5 million years ago an asteroid slammed into the Earth off the coast of the Yucatán Peninsula and wiped out the dinosaurs. […]
December 12, 2012

North Korea defies warnings in rocket launch success

North Korea has successfully launched a long-range rocket, defying international warnings. The Unha-3 rocket, launched at 09:49 local time (00:49 GMT), appears to have followed its […]
December 11, 2012

Potentially hazardous asteroid to fly by earth tomorrow

In two days, Earth is going to have a close call with a huge asteroid, one that, if it were to hit, could easily threaten human civilization as […]
December 11, 2012

Private spaceship builders split $30M in NASA funds

NASA has awarded $30 million to help three private companies ensure that their astronaut taxis are safe and reliable, agency officials announced Monday. Boeing, SpaceX and […]
December 10, 2012

To reach final frontier, NASA can't go it alone

Washington: If NASA wants to help humans boldly go where no man has gone before, the US space agency must work with other countries, say experts who […]
December 9, 2012

Obituary: Patrick Moore

Patrick Moore was the monocled surveyor of the sky who awakened in millions of people an interest in galactic goings on. His love of astronomy began […]
December 9, 2012

NASA risks space leadership

Years of trying to do too many things with too little money have put NASA at risk of ceding its leadership in space exploration to other […]
December 9, 2012

NASA 'dusts off' its Apollo archives

A team of scientists at NSSDC, NASA’s permanent archive for space science mission data, restored data from the missions’ dust detectors which recorded information about the […]
December 8, 2012

Golden Spike space-tourism company: ‘To the moon!’

  It had to happen: A start-up company is offering rides to the moon. Book your seat now — though it’s going to set you back […]