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  • NASA spacecraft around Mars sends images of comet Siding Spring

    NASA spacecraft around Mars sends images of comet Siding Spring
    NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has released the first resolved images of comet Siding Spring's nucleus -- and it's a lot smaller than people expected.
  • Chicago to see partial solar eclipse Thursday

    Chicago to see partial solar eclipse Thursday
    Attention stargazers: Thursday afternoon's sunset will coincide with a partial solar eclipse. That means the sun — when spied through eclipse glasses or other special viewing devices — will appear crescent-shaped. "It's a dramatic event,"...

    Former Clarksville man sentenced to 15 months in prison in federal fraud scheme

    Former Clarksville man sentenced to 15 months in prison in federal fraud scheme
    A 51-year-old Chinese man who is a naturalized U.S. citizen and former Clarksville resident was sentenced Monday to more than a year in prison for impersonating a federal employee as part of a scheme to take U.S. technology to China, the U.S. Attorney's...

    NASA orbiters watch as comet flies safely past Mars

    NASA orbiters watch as comet flies safely past Mars
    Comet Siding Spring sailed past Mars on Sunday, coming 10 times closer to the Red Planet than any comet on record has come to Earth. At the time of the comet's closest approach at 11:27 a.m., it was just 87,000 miles from Mars. That's less than half the...

    Comet makes rare close pass by Mars as spacecraft watch

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A comet from the outer reaches of the solar system on Sunday made a rare, close pass by Mars where a fleet of robotic science probes were poised for studies. Comet Siding Spring passed just 87,000 miles (140,000 km) from Mars, less...