Science & Astronomy

NASA Spacecraft at Mars Survive Close Encounter with Comet
Comet Siding Spring Seen at Siding Spring Observatory
October 20th, 2014
Three spacecraft at Mars survived a close brush with a comet that buzzed by the Red Planet Sunday (Oct. 19), while scientists on Earth captured some amazing images of the comet's close pass.
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Comet Siding Spring's Rare Mars Flyby: Full Coverage
Comet Siding Spring 2
October 19th, 2014
A comet is due to make a close flyby of Mars Sunday (Oct. 19), allowing scientists an unprecedented look at the comet as it flies by the Red Planet.
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Who Owns the Moon? (Op-Ed)
Real estate on the moon
October 20th, 2014
Without proper regulation, the moon risks becoming an extra-planetary Wild West.
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Comet Buzzes Mars in Once-in-a-Lifetime Flyby
Comet Siding Spring's Mars Flyby: Artist's Concept
October 19th, 2014
Comet Siding Spring came within just 87,000 miles of the Martian surface at 2:27 p.m. EDT today — about one-third of the distance between Earth and the moon. The comet barreled by at 126,000 mph relative to the Red Planet, NASA officials said.
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NASA Probe Zapped by Saturn Moon's Static
Saturn's Moon Hyperion
October 17th, 2014
A spacecraft exploring the Saturn system was zapped by static electricity sent out one of the ringed wonder's many moons in 2005, a new study suggests.
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Spacecraft Watched the Lunar Eclipse from Mercury
MESSENGER Mission in Mercury Orbit
October 19th, 2014
Last week's lunar eclipse wasn't just a show for Earthlings, NASA's MESSENGER mission was also watching from Mercury, 66 million miles away.
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Comet Flies By Mars Today in Rare Encounter: Watch It Online
Spacecraft 'Hiding' Behind Mars
October 19th, 2014
A comet from the outer reaches of the solar system is due to give Mars a close shave on Sunday (Oct. 19), and you can watch the flyby live online.
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