| Apr 22, 2014
| 6:16 PM
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The spacewalk tools have been laid out. The Quest airlock has been set up. There's a spacewalk coming, and you can watch it live right here.
Early Wednesday morning NASA astronauts Rick Mastracchio and Steve Swanson...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 7:41 PM
NASA’s LADEE mission ended with a bang when the spacecraft crashed into the lunar surface Thursday. The Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer smashed into the dark side of the moon between 9:30 and 10:22 p.m., according to NASA officials....
| Apr 29, 2014
| 4:31 PM
Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed into law a 10-year exemption from state taxes for certain property used for space flight operations in California.
Assemblyman Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance) introduced the bill to help the state retain businesses...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 12:30 AM
Author Tess Gerritsen has filed suit against Warner Bros. claiming that the movie "Gravity" is actually based on her novel of the same name, and that she should receive screen credit and a percentage of the profits.
Like the movie, Gerritsen's novel...
| May 1, 2014
| 2:23 PM
WASHINGTON — When NASA launched a space-weather probe called ISEE-3 in 1978, Jimmy Carter was president, the Commodores' "Three Times a Lady" topped the charts and sci-fi fans had seen only one "Star Wars" movie: the original.
Thirty-six years and...
| May 15, 2014
| 10:01 PM
Sixty-six million years ago, the massive Chicxulub asteroid slammed into Earth, setting off a chain of events that wiped out the dinosaurs and countless other species.
For decades, scientists have tried to reconstruct the events immediately following...
| May 23, 2014
| 6:15 AM
Long before the Chelyabinsk asteroid slammed into the atmosphere over Russia last year, it struck another space rock in a high-intensity mash-up that put it on a collision course with Earth, scientists say.
A research team from Japan and Russia analyzed...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 11:59 AM
It’s not the apocalypse. It just looks like that.
Every few weeks, bright streaks and colorful, rolling waves appear in the California sky. They can startle those unfamiliar with their source, spurring speculation of aliens or apocalyptic visions....
| Apr 4, 2014
| 11:15 AM
In a recent Sun article calling on me, and Maryland's legislature to reaffirm our longstanding commitment to parks, playgrounds, trails and fields ("Marylanders need to speak up for open space," April 1), Dan Rodricks does a good job of spotlighting an...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 11:07 PM
Scientists have found strong evidence of a watery sea beneath the icy surface of Enceladus, a moon that orbits Saturn and squirts jets of water vapor into one of the planet's rings.
The dramatic jets, which emerge from cracks in the moon's surface, have...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 2:52 PM
As NASA plans to send astronauts to an asteroid or even to Mars in the coming decades -- missions that could last well beyond 30 days -- they’re grappling with an ethical dilemma. How do they handle decisions on long-distance space exploration...