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  • Great view of Jupiter Friday evening

    Great view of Jupiter Friday evening
    Jupiter, the largest planet in the solar system, is going to be the star of the skies on Friday evening, starting at 7 p.m. That's when it will draw to its closest point to Earth and also be on the opposite side of the sky from the sun. When all three...
  • US and Russia preparing for Mars seek harmony missing on Earth

    VIENNA The U.S. and Russia are seeking to achieve a level of agreement in outer space that political leaders of the two countries have found increasingly elusive on the ground. U.S. astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko lift off...
  • NASA, Hopkins lab release new images of Pluto

    NASA, Hopkins lab release new images of Pluto
    Though only two pixels wide, images of Pluto and its largest moon released Wednesday represent a big step forward in getting man's clearest-ever view of the distant dwarf planet. They were captured by NASA's New Horizons mission, sending a spacecraft...
  • 2014 was globe's warmest year on record, say NASA, NOAA

    2014 was globe's warmest year on record, say NASA, NOAA
    Despite the “polar vortex” that made news across much of the United States in 2014, last year was the warmest on Earth since record-keeping began in 1880, according to two reports released Friday. The globe's average temperature of about...
  • Climate models don't over-predict warming, study shows

    Climate models don't over-predict warming, study shows
    If you listen to climate change skeptics, Earth’s surface hasn’t warmed appreciably in the last 15 years, and any "record" set last year is just the result of the planet doing what the planet naturally does. It turns out they’re right,...
  • 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...