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Planet Jupiter: Facts About Its Size, Moons and Red Spot

18 September, 2017 - 17:28
Jupiter is the largest planet in our solar system, and is known for its many moons, its dangerous radiation belt and its iconic Great Red Spot.

'Turtles' On a Really High Post: NASA's New Astronauts Get Their Nickname

18 September, 2017 - 17:23
What do you call a group of new astronauts who are a tad green around the collar, a bit shell-shocked at being chosen and who saw their new home submerged underwater just after they arrived at NASA? "The Turtles," of course.

Planet Saturn: Facts About Saturn's Rings, Moons & Size

18 September, 2017 - 17:20
Learn about the physical characteristics of Saturn and its famous rings, what we know about Saturn’s moons and Saturn’s roots in Greek mythology.

Northrop Grumman to Acquire Orbital ATK

18 September, 2017 - 15:15
Northrop Grumman will acquire Orbital ATK in a $9.2 billion deal the companies announced Sept. 18.

Farewell, Cassini: Gorgeous Final Photos Are a Fitting Send-Off for Saturn Probe

18 September, 2017 - 12:59
The Cassini spacecraft burned up in the skies of Saturn on Sept. 15, but the probe said goodbye with some stunning images.

Gemini 10: NASA's Epic 1st Double Rendezvous Mission in Photos

18 September, 2017 - 12:55
Gemini 10 was the eighth crewed space mission of NASA's Gemini program. Launched in 1966, the mission's purpose was to conduct rendezvous and docking tests in orbit.

'It Went Perfectly': Cassini Saturn Probe Was a Pro to the Very End

18 September, 2017 - 12:52
NASA's Cassini spacecraft died the way it lived — as a well-oiled, data-gathering machine.

Human-Caused Climate Change Could Doom Coastal Cities, Neil Tyson Says

18 September, 2017 - 12:23
The United States "might not be able to recover" from climate change if extreme weather events and flooding continue to swamp the country's largest coastal cities, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson told CNN yesterday (Sept. 17).

Arecibo Observatory Closes as Hurricane Maria Threatens Puerto Rico

18 September, 2017 - 12:02
The Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico will cease observations through Thursday (Sept. 21) and keep its visitor's center closed through Sept. 28, due to the impending arrival of Hurricane Maria.

Spectacular Saturn Images by 'Amateurs' Will Make Your Jaw Drop

18 September, 2017 - 09:43
These amazing images of Saturn were created by enthusiasts from the public data available from the Cassini spacecraft.

Eulogy for Cassini at Saturn

18 September, 2017 - 09:33
NASA’s Cassini spacecraft, which ended its mission to Saturn on Sept 15, reminded one Space.com writer about her immigrant mother.

Fossilized Cosmic Dust Found in the Iconic White Cliffs of Dover

18 September, 2017 - 09:24
Micrometeorite fossils embedded in the cliffs could help explain events that took place as many as 98 million years ago.

Mock Mars Crew Emerges from Dome in Hawaii After 8 Months of Isolation

18 September, 2017 - 09:02
After spending eight months simulating life on Mars on the slopes of Mauna Loa, Hawaii, six "astronauts" emerged from their habitat on Sunday (Sept. 17) to return to civilization.

The Moon Blocks 3 Planets, Star Today

18 September, 2017 - 08:57
Earth's nearest neighbor covered up Venus and the bright star Regulus in the sky this morning, and will swallow up Mars and Mercury this evening. The moon hasn't "occulted" three planets in a day since 2008.

SpaceX Dragon Cargo Craft Splashes Down in Pacific Ocean

17 September, 2017 - 16:26
A SpaceX Dragon cargo ship returned to Earth today (Sept. 17) after a nine-month stay at the International Space Station.

Back to Saturn? NASA Eyes Possible Return Mission as Cassini Ends

17 September, 2017 - 14:28
NASA's just-ended Cassini mission revealed the Saturn system to be spectacularly and surprisingly diverse, with multiple moons that may be capable of supporting life. When will NASA launch another mission to follow up on Cassini's finds?

NASA Preparing Call for Proposals for Commercial Lunar Landers

17 September, 2017 - 14:00
NASA is preparing to release a solicitation for the commercial transportation of payloads to the lunar surface, the latest step in the agency's efforts to help promote the development of commercial lunar landers.

After Cassini: Giant-Planet Exploration Focus Shifts to Jupiter

17 September, 2017 - 13:47
With NASA's Cassini spacecraft now just a blur of molecules in Saturn's cloud tops, another gas giant is rotating into the crosshairs of the planetary exploration community.

NASA Studying Less Expensive Options for Europa Lander Mission

16 September, 2017 - 14:20
NASA is continuing to examine various, potentially less expensive options for a mission to land on Jupiter's moon Europa even after completing a recent review, postponing a call for instruments for the spacecraft.

Meet the Time Lords: The Many Faces of Doctor Who

16 September, 2017 - 13:52
Clothes have always maketh the man, especially when that "man" is an enigmatic Time Lord with the power to traverse dimensions and raise himself from the dead.

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