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  • Milky Way may host billions of Earth-size planets

    There's no place like home, but scientists now say that Earth-size planets orbiting sun-like stars in a so-called habitable zone are so common that there could be as many as 11 billion in the Milky Way alone. Using a clever method to detect Earth-size...
  • Long day of headaches for Russian spacewalkers

    Long day of headaches for Russian spacewalkers
    It was a day of headaches and broken records for two Russian spacewalkers Friday as the cosmonauts spent over eight hours installing two cameras on the exterior of the International Space Station, only to remove them when they failed to work. "Back...
  • NASA 'super ball bot' could one day bounce onto Saturn's moon Titan

    NASA 'super ball bot' could one day bounce onto Saturn's moon Titan
    Among all the challenges of sending robotic explorers to other planets and moons, nailing the landing has to be the most nail-biting part. Now, a team at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Mountain View has devised a strange, flexible "super ball bot"...
  • Port Canaveral expansion full steam ahead

    As Port Canaveral heads into the new year, big changes are underway to establish the port as a cargo destination and to draw more cruise ships. In January, the port will begin work on deepening its channel to make room for cargo vessels and on...
  • NASA wins White House approval to extend life of space station

    NASA wins White House approval to extend life of space station
    WASHINGTON — The world's most expensive science project — the $100-billion-plus International Space Station — is poised to get four more years in orbit. According to documents obtained by the Orlando Sentinel, NASA plans to announce this...
  • China's moon mission captivates scientists

    BEIJING — When China landed its first lunar rover on the moon last month, many Americans reacted with a shrug. After all, the U.S. sent men to the moon more than 40 years ago, and the Soviets landed a rover there too. But among lunar scientists,...
  • International Space Station awaits Orbital's Cygnus cargo craft

    International Space Station awaits Orbital's Cygnus cargo craft
    At long last, a lift-off? NASA and Orbital Sciences Corp. are crossing their fingers that stars align for a launch today from Wallops to the ISS. After a month of delays, Orbital's Antares rocket is scheduled to launch at 1:07 p.m. today from the Mid-...
  • Nat Geo Plans Live Special To Be Broadcast From Space Station

    It's National Geographic Channel -- in spaaace! The cabler has announced "Live from Space," a global two-hour special to premiere in March. Event program from Arrow Media will broadcast live from the International Space Station and Mission Control in...
  • Tiny satellites could revolutionize earth, space science research

    Tiny satellites could revolutionize earth, space science research
    The first U.S.-launched satellite, Explorer I, was 6 feet long and weighed 30 pounds, and it led to the discovery of the Van Allen radiation belt that surrounds Earth. More than 50 years later, scientists could do a lot more with far less. Scientists in...
  • Hubble harnesses gravity to find dim, ancient galaxies near big bang

    Hubble harnesses gravity to find dim, ancient galaxies near big bang
    If you’re a giant space telescope squinting into the far reaches of the cosmos, gravity is your best friend. Using the magnifying powers of massive galaxy clusters, three of NASA’s Great Observatories – the Hubble, Spitzer and Chandra...
  • Cygnus arrives at the ISS for Orb 1 mission

    Cygnus arrives at the ISS for Orb 1 mission
    It made it! The Cygnus space freighter that launched last week from Wallops Island berthed with the International Space Station early Sunday. It's the first operational resupply mission for Orbital Sciences Corp, based in Dulles, which plans to launch...