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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 […]
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

Curiosity visits Snake River

Mars Rover Curiosity is back on the move. After a brief holiday break during which the immobile rover simply imaged its surroundings it resumed rolling on January […]
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 […]