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February 21, 2013

Space Tourist to Announce Daring Manned Mars Voyage for 2018

The world’s first space tourist, Dennis Tito is planning to launch a manned mission to Mars in January 2018 on a round-trip journey lasting 501 days. Tito, who […]
February 21, 2013

Curiosity Rover Ready to Analyze Martian Time Capsule From Inside of Rock

After a long and careful hole drilling operation, NASA’s Curiosity rover has collecting powdered rock representing the first sample ever acquired from the interior of Mars. The tablespoon of crushed […]
February 21, 2013

Astronomers Find the Tiniest Exoplanet Yet

Astronomers are finding so many planets orbiting other stars—exoplanets—that records (like smallest, biggest, closest to their star, and so on) fall by the wayside pretty often. […]
February 20, 2013

Space Is Becoming Cool Again!

Let me clarify. Space is already cool. It always was. However, the space industry is in a tough spot right now, and people forget just how […]
February 20, 2013

The Year of the Comets: Three Reasons Why 2013 Could be the Best Ever

2013 could turn out to be a comet bonanza. No fewer than three of these long-tailed beauties are expected to brighten to naked eye visibility. Already Comet […]
February 20, 2013

NASA regains contact with space station after 3-hour outage

WASHINGTON — The International Space Station regained contact with NASA controllers in Houston after nearly three hours of accidental quiet, the space agency says. Officials say […]
February 19, 2013

Possible meteor reported off the coast of Florida

The sky is falling! Florida residents reported seeing a flickering light falling off the state’s eastern coast Sunday night, raising curiosity over whether Earth has played […]
February 19, 2013

Has Dark Matter Finally Been Found? Big News Coming Soon

BOSTON — Big news in the search for dark matter may be coming in about two weeks, the leader of a space-based particle physics experiment said […]
February 18, 2013

Awesome Unofficial NASA Commercial!

YouTube user Reid Gower (creator of The Sagan Series) put together this video of what a NASA commercial might look like. It features clips from “In […]