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February 7, 2013

4.5 billion 'alien Earths' may populate Milky Way

Billions of Earth-like alien planets likely reside in our Milky Way galaxy, and the nearest such world may be just a stone’s throw away in the […]
February 7, 2013

Asteroid To Pass Earth In Record Near Miss

A 40m-long chunk of rock hurtling through space will pass closer to the Earth than any other near miss on record, Nasa is expected to say. […]
February 6, 2013

Astronaut or Mission Control?

Being an astronaut is a dream shared by children and adults alike. It’s an understandable dream; to leave the Earth and simply be in space, looking […]
February 6, 2013

The view from the ISS: Astronaut posts breathtaking pictures of Earth

[doptg id=”2″] These breathtaking pictures of the Earth from space have taken Twitter by storm after they were posted by an astronaut aboard the International Space […]
February 6, 2013

Gene Cernan Talks with ISS Crew

It was a feel-good moment in NASA’s Mission Control in Houston: Apollo astronaut Gene Cernan dialed up the International Space Station crew to chat. There was […]
February 5, 2013

Earth Safe From Asteroid's Close Flyby Next Week

An asteroid will give Earth a historically close shave next week, but there’s no chance that the space rock will slam into our planet on this […]
February 5, 2013

Curiosity rover hammers into first Mars rock in crucial test

NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity has pounded into a Red Planet rock with its drill for the first time, bringing the 1-ton robot a big step closer […]
February 4, 2013

NASA's barnstorming Gemini capsule-moon plan

In the heat of the Space Race in the early 1960s engineers thought up a wild barnstorming scheme for getting Americans to moon before the Soviets. […]
February 4, 2013

AXE Company Wants to Launch 22 People Into Space

The men’s personal care product company AXE has teamed up with famed moonwalker Buzz Aldrin to send 22 people into space, and make sure they smell […]