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  • Mars orbiter rediscovers long-lost Beagle 2 lander

    Mars orbiter rediscovers long-lost Beagle 2 lander
    NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has rediscovered a "lost" British spacecraft that disappeared without a trace more than 11 years ago. The discovery of the Beagle 2 lander, hailed by planetary scientists, solves a decade-old mystery as to the...
  • How hot was it? 2014 was Earth's warmest year on record, data show

    How hot was it? 2014 was Earth's warmest year on record, data show
    The average surface temperature on Earth was higher in 2014 than at any time since scientists began taking detailed measurements 135 years ago. The 1.4-degree Fahrenheit rise since 1880 confirms long-term warming patterns and renewed alarm about changes...
  • Beagle lander thought lost since 2003 is found on Mars

    It turns out the Beagle has landed after all — but it never called home. The gone-but-not-forgotten spacecraft went AWOL on Christmas Day, 2003, when it was supposed to land on Mars and start transmitting data back to Earth. Instead, the...
  • Simsbury High Grad Writer Behind Film 'Spare Parts'

    Simsbury High Grad Writer Behind Film 'Spare Parts'
    Eleven years ago, four high school boys from Phoenix won a nationwide robotics competition sponsored by NASA, beating students from MIT, among other competitors. They became science-world darlings, a team of undocumented immigrant teenagers from Mexico...
  • Urban astronomy 101: Stargazing for beginners

     Urban astronomy 101: Stargazing for beginners
    Carl Sagan nailed it. "Even today, the most jaded city dweller can be unexpectedly moved upon encountering a clear night sky studded with thousands of twinkling stars," he wrote in his book "Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space" in 1994....
  • Destination Mars

    Fasten your seat belts, or rather Orion's belt. That's the name used for the three stars that may be the most prominent feature of the constellation Orion in the night sky. Orion also appeared in headlines across the country and around the world the other...
  • Astronauts close to moving into space station for solid year, NASA plans more yearlong crews

    An American astronaut and Russian cosmonaut are just two months shy of launching to the International Space Station for an entire year. Already, though, scientists are clamoring for additional long-term subjects. Two people are not enough from a...
  • NASA evacuates its side of space station, but finds no toxic leak despite alarms sounding

    In a rare scare, astronauts fled the American side of the International Space Station on Wednesday after an alarm indicated a possible toxic leak. NASA later said there was no leak of ammonia coolant and a computer problem likely set off the false alarm....
  • Md. native, astronauts return to American section of International Space Station

    Md. native, astronauts return to American section of International Space Station
    Astronauts including Columbia native Terry Virts returned to the U.S.-operated section of the International Space Station on Wednesday afternoon, hours after evacuating over fears of an ammonia leak. Virts, fellow NASA astronaut Barry Wilmore and...
  • Astronauts flee U.S. side of space station but no sign of leak

    In a rare scare, astronauts fled the American side of the International Space Station on Wednesday after an alarm indicated a possible toxic leak. NASA later said there was no leak of ammonia coolant and a computer problem likely set off the false alarm....
  • ISS astronauts return to American section after ammonia alarm

    WASHINGTON Three astronauts late Wednesday moved back into their orbiting home in the American section of the International Space Station after getting the all-clear from NASA over a suspected toxic leak. NASA posted a photo of two astronauts wearing...