On Cloudy Alien Planets, a Chance for Life
Alien Planet Kepler-7b
July 24th, 2014
The cloudier an alien planet is, the closer it can get to its star and still remain potentially life-friendly, researchers say. See what it means for life on planets even as hellish as Venus.
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Astronauts Simulate Deep-Space Mission in Underwater Lab
NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations (NEEMO) Mission
July 24th, 2014
It's commonplace to practice spacewalks underwater, but the latest crew living in an underwater lab plans to introduce a twist: a 10-minute communications delay with mission control.
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WATCH LIVE @ 3 pm ET: How the Hubble Space Telescope Works Webcast
Pillars of Creation Image by Hubble Space Telescope
July 24th, 2014
Scientists with the Hubble Space Telescope are hosting a webcast to answer questions about how NASA and the European Space Agency's huge eye in the sky works.
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Apollo 11 Moon Landing 45th Anniversary: Complete Coverage
Apollo 11 Begins to Launch
July 24th, 2014
"One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." That sentence, uttered by NASA astronaut Neil Armstrong from the surface of the moon 45 years ago, signaled the dawn of a new age.
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U.A.E. on a Mission to Mars (Op-Ed)
mars, UAE, united arab emirates, space program
July 23rd, 2014
The United Arab Emirates has announced plans to launch a mission to Mars by 2021. A first for the Arab world, the mission and accompanying Space Agency are a big deal for the UAE – scientifically and politically.
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Satellites Track Malaysian Airlines MH17 Crash Site from Space (Images)
Malaysian Airlines MH17 Crash Site
July 24th, 2014
DigitalGlobe released satellite images of the Malaysian Airlines MH17 plane that was shot down over eastern Ukraine on July 17.
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Astrophotographer Catches Star Cluster, Moon & Venus in One Amazing Photo
Moon, Venus, and the Pleadies from Arizona
July 24th, 2014
Astrophotographer took this image of the moon, Venus, and the Pleiades on June 24, 2014 from Tucson, Arizona.
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