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November 25, 2012

Mayan Apocalypse Countdown: 1 Month 'Til Doom

Are you ready for the end? Or perhaps a new beginning? Either way, buckle up, because today marks the one-month countdown until the 2012 Mayan Apocalypse, […]
November 25, 2012

NASA Tracks Big Dust Storm on Mars

A NASA spacecraft is keeping tabs on a vast dust storm on Mars that has spawned changes in the Martian atmosphere felt by two rovers on […]
November 25, 2012

ANCIENT TOMBS DISCOVERED IN PAKISTAN

November 25, 2012 – Italian archaeologists say they have discovered a cemetery that reveals complex funeral rites dating back more than 3,000 years in Pakistan’s Swat […]
November 25, 2012

PRIVATE MOON MISSION TO BE ANNOUNCED?

November 25, 2012 – Former NASA astronauts and engineers may be preparing to announce a private mission to the moon. In the wake of rumors suggesting […]
November 25, 2012

Time-lapse code wins Raspberry Pi contest

Software that turns a Raspberry Pi computer into a time-lapse camera has won a contest for teenage programmers.
October 30, 2012

NASA's Huge New SLS Rocket Could Power Missions Far Beyond Mars

NASA is contemplating space journeys far beyond a near-Earth asteroid, the moon or Mars for its new heavy-lift rocket in development. The Space Launch System (SLS), as it is called, could instead visit the moon of Pluto or return samples from other outer planets.
October 9, 2012

Record-Breaking Supersonic Freefall

An Austrian daredevil will attempt to break the world record for highest-ever skydive today (Oct. 9), leaping from a balloon nearly 23 miles above southeastern New […]
October 1, 2012

Canada Poised To Award Radarsat Constellation Contract

NAPLES, Italy — Canadian Space Agency President Steve MacLean on Oct. 1 said the Canadian government is on the verge of contracting with industry for the […]
October 1, 2012

Former Nasa astronaut Bonnie Dunbar for Glenelg Mars rover party

A small Scottish community is to mark Mars rover Curiosity’s arrival at its namesake on the Red Planet. Nasa’s robot is expected to reach an area […]