Safe Mode Slows Dawn Mission's Progress to Ceres
Artist's Illustration of NASA's Dawn Spacecraft
September 22nd, 2014
NASA's Dawn spacecraft has resumed normal operations after a high-energy particle event forced the mission to enter safe mode, knocking its ion drive offline.
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Three Saturn Moons Shine Amid Dazzling Rings in NASA Photo
Cassini View of Rings and 3 Saturn Moons
September 23rd, 2014
The image captures the Saturn moons Tethys, Hyperion and Prometheus,, along with the gas giant's iconic rings. Cassini took the picture on July 14, 2014, when it was about 1.2 million miles from Tethys, NASA officials saiD.
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SpaceX Breaks Ground on Private Spaceport in Texas
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk (center) breaks ground on a new commercial launch site in Brownsville, Texas with Governor Rick Perry (right) on Sept. 22, 2014. The new spaceport will be operated solely by SpaceX.
September 23rd, 2014
SpaceX officially broke ground today (Sept. 22) on the facility, which will be located near Boca Chica Beach, at the far southern tip of the Lone Star State. The spaceport should be operational by 2016.
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Is Pluto a Planet? Popular (But Unofficial) Vote Says Yes
This artist's view shows Pluto center, and its large moon Charon, as well as two of its four smaller moons (at top left and right). Pluto's four tiny moons are Nix, Hydra, Kerberos and Styx.
September 22nd, 2014
Audience members voted to restore Pluto's planethood during an event held last week organized by the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.
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SpaceX Dragon Supply Ship Delivers Mice, 3D Printer to Space Station
An unmanned SpaceX Dragon cargo ship is seen grappled by a robotic arm on the International Space Station on Sept. 22, 2014. The commercial spacecraft is SpaceX's fourth delivery mission to the space station and is carrying 20 live mice and the world's fi
September 23rd, 2014
A private Dragon cargo ship built by SpaceX arrived at the International Space Station this morning (Sept. 23) to deliver more than 5,000 lbs. of astronaut supplies and experiments for NASA.
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Kavli Q+A: Guth, Linde and Starobinsky on Cosmic Inflation
universe, space, big bang, cosmic inflation
September 22nd, 2014
The 2014 Astrophysics Kavli Prize Laureates tell the story behind their theory of cosmic inflation, and contemplate how it has changed our view of the universe.
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Wild Bug-Eyed Telescope to Hunt Dangerous Asteroids (Video)
The 'Fly-Eye' Telescope
September 22nd, 2014
A new European prototype telescope inspired by an insect's eye could help protect Earth from dangerous asteroids when it is expected to come online next year.
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