'Ghost Light' of Long-Dead Stars Haunt NASA's Hubble Telescope
Pandora's Cluster Ghost Light by Hubble Telescope
October 30th, 2014
NASA is adding a cosmic twist to Halloween with an unexpected find by the Hubble Space Telescope: eerie 'ghost light' from the remains of a multi-galaxy massacre. See the photo here.
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Tariq and Miriam as Astronauts
October 30th, 2014
Space.com is looking for photos of you dressed as rockets, alien planets, black holes or anything else related to space science or exploration. Send pics to managing editor Tariq Malik and the Space.com team at spacephotos@space.com.
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Neil Armstrong's Moon Landing 'Insurance Cover' to be Sold for Scholarships
A rare Apollo 11 'insurance cover' from the personal collection of Neil Armstrong is being sold to benefit the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation. The cover was donated by Armstrong's son.
October 30th, 2014
Forty-five years ago, astronaut Neil Armstrong added his autograph to an envelope for one purpose: that it be sold to provide for his family in the event he did not make it back from the moon. Now, that iconic autograph is up for auction.
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NASA Surveys Damage from Antares Rocket Explosion (Photos)
Antares rocket explosion aftermath
October 30th, 2014
NASA and the private spaceflight company Orbital Sciences Corp. have started surveying the damage left behind after a rocket explosion on Tuesday evening (Oct. 28).
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Ebola Outbreak May Hold Lessons for Handling Samples from Mars
CDC Ebola Garments
October 30th, 2014
Measures taken in the current Ebola outbreak may hold some clues for how to handle Martian samples brought back to Earth from the Red Planet, which could host extraterrestrial microbes.
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Doomed Antares Rocket Powered by Refurbished Soviet Engines
The Orbital Sciences Corporation Antares rocket, with the Cygnus spacecraft onboard suffers a catastrophic anomaly moments after launch from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport Pad 0A, Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.
October 30th, 2014
Antares' first stage uses two AJ26 engines, which are refurbished variants of the NK-33 built by the Soviet Union for its ill-fated N-1 moon rocket during the height of the space race.
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Earth's Water Existed 135 Million Years Earlier than Thought
An illustration of the early solar system shows proto-Earth, proto-Mars, Vesta within the asteroid belt, and proto-Jupiter. The dashed white line represents the "snow line" boundary for water ice in the solar system.
October 30th, 2014
Scientists have found evidence of water in our inner solar system 135 million years earlier than previously thought.
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Spectator Videos Show Antares Rocket Explosion from Land and Air
Antares Rocket Explosion Captured By Journalist | Raw Video
October 30th, 2014
When a private Antares rocket built by Orbital Sciences exploded during launch on Oct. 28, spectators around the launch site, and even in the air, caught the sight on video. See their amazing, and sometimes scary, views here.
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