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  • Glastonbury Town Clerk Preserving The Past

    GLASTONBURY — Town Clerk Joyce Mascena and her staff have spent the past few years preserving everything electronically, from land records dating back more than 300 years to birth and death certificates. Now the town is investing in a system that...
  • Tonight, Jupiter and Venus meet in a summer sky

    Tonight, Jupiter and Venus meet in a summer sky
    It’s been a slow summer dance as Venus and Jupiter have sidled up to one another over the month of June, but tonight is the night of the big rendezvous: Conjunction, when the two planets will appear close enough in the night sky to kiss. Amateur...
  • NASA spies strange lone 'pyramid' on dwarf planet Ceres

    NASA spies strange lone 'pyramid' on dwarf planet Ceres
    The closer we get to Ceres, the more perplexing the dwarf planet grows. NASA’s Dawn spacecraft has found several more bright spots as well as a pyramid-like peak jutting out of the frigid world’s surface. The discovery is painting an...
  • 'Leap second': Why June 30 will have one extra second

    'Leap second': Why June 30 will have one extra second
    On June 30, the world will receive a gift of time: a single, extra second known as a "leap second." At that moment, the official atomic clocks that keep Universal Coordinated Time will mark the time as 23h 59m 59s, followed by the leap second 23h 59m...
  • SpaceX rocket failure raises questions about space station's vital supplies

    SpaceX rocket failure raises questions about space station's vital supplies
    NASA prides itself on preparing for the worst, but three rocket explosions in eight months are testing the agency's backup plans. Sunday's explosion of a SpaceX rocket, bound for the International Space Station, followed the fiery end of an Orbital...
  • Failure part of SpaceX progress

    Failure part of SpaceX progress
    Only in the space industry can something as spectacular as an exploding rocket be considered part of the process. Such was the case Sunday when a SpaceX Falcon 9 blew up two minutes after liftoff. "It's to be expected," said Roger Handberg, who...
  • Now comes the SpaceX rocket whodunit: A complex mystery

    A rocket's dead, blown to bits in public view. Now it's time for "Rocket Science CSI." After 18 straight successful launches, SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket broke apart Sunday morning minutes after soaring away from Cape Canaveral, Florida. Lost with the...
  • Jupiter and Venus so close they'll look like they're bumping

    Jupiter and Venus so close they'll look like they're bumping
    After drawing closer to each other for the past month, Jupiter and Venus will be at their closest on Tuesday, so tightly huddled they'll look like a brilliant double star in the evening sky. Then the two will spend five nights within 2 degrees of each...
  • Close To Home

    Close To Home
    What a disappointment. The SpaceX rocket that was supposed to carry a science experiment designed by students at Annie Fisher STEM Magnet School in Hartford blew up shortly after liftoff from Cape Canaveral Sunday. Along with the students’ hopes and...
  • SpaceX rocket destroyed on way to space station, cargo lost

    An unmanned SpaceX rocket carrying supplies to the International Space Station broke apart Sunday shortly after liftoff. It was a severe blow to NASA, the third cargo mission to fail in eight months. The accident happened about 2½ minutes into the flight...
  • Rocket explosion is a blow to billionaire Elon Musk's SpaceX

    Rocket explosion is a blow to billionaire Elon Musk's SpaceX
    An unmanned SpaceX rocket carrying cargo to the International Space Station disintegrated over the Florida coast just two minutes after liftoff Sunday — the third major failure for America's commercial space industry in eight months. The explosion...