Daring Philae Comet Landing Named Top Breakthrough of 2014
Comet 67P/C-G seen from Rosetta
December 18th, 2014
The first-ever soft landing of a robotic probe the surface of a comet has just been named the top scientific breakthrough of 2014 by the journal Science.
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NASA's Kepler Spacecraft Finds 1st Alien Planet of New Mission
This artist's concept shows the first planet discovered by NASA's Kepler spacecraft during its K2 mission, a "super Earth" called HIP 116454b. The planet has a diameter of 20,000 miles, weighs 12 times as much as Earth and orbits its star once every 9.1 d
December 18th, 2014
Kepler has spotted its first new alien planet since being hobbled by a malfunction in May 2013. The newly discovered world, called HIP 116454b, is a "super Earth" about 2.5 times larger than our home planet.
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America's First One-Year Space Voyage Has Astronaut Excited
One-Year Mission Portrait
December 18th, 2014
A NASA astronaut is getting ready to be the first American to spend a continuous year in space, and he is excited.
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SpaceX to Aim for Bulls-Eye Rocket Landing on Ocean Platform
SpaceX's Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship
December 18th, 2014
It won't be easy, but the private spaceflight company SpaceX will attempt to bring a stage of its Falcon 9 rocket back from space and land it on a floating platform in the Atlantic Ocean during an audacious test on Jan. 6.
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Orbital Sciences Orders Russian RD-181 Engines for Antares Rocket
Antares Rocket at Wallops Flight Facility
December 18th, 2014
Orbital has contracted with Russia’s Energomash to provide RD-181 engines to power the first stage of Orbital’s Antares rocket, replacing
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Curiosity Rover's Critics are Missing the Point (Op-Ed)
Curiosity rover selfie, mars mission
December 18th, 2014
Curiosity is leading, not "lacking."
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Mars Rover Curiosity Stars in Discovery Channel Special Tonight (Exclusive Clip)
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity, seen here in a self portrait, has made major discoveries on the surface of the Red Planet. The Discovery Channel will chronicle the mission in Red Planet Rover, airing Dec. 18 at 10 pm ET/PT.
December 18th, 2014
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has made some amazing recent discoveries on the Red Planet. The Discovery Channel documentary 'Red Planet Rover' will chronicle those finds tonight at 10 pm ET/PT.
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Hey Space Fans! Big Discounts on Stellar Gifts
4M glow planets and supernova, discounts
December 18th, 2014
Save up to 60% on space-related gifts ranging from skywatching gear to Star Wars memorabilia. New coupon codes each weekday.
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