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  • Two NASA astronauts to replace a computer in space -- watch it live

    Live streaming video by Ustream 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...
  • Grand finale: NASA spacecraft LADEE crashes on dark side of moon

    Grand finale: NASA spacecraft LADEE crashes on dark side of moon
    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....
  • Gov. Jerry Brown approves property tax exemption for space companies

    Gov. Jerry Brown approves property tax exemption for space companies
    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...
  • 'Gravity' Author Tess Gerritsen Claims Warner Bros. Movie Was Based on Her Book

    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...
  • Space buffs hope to reawaken old NASA probe

    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...
  • Evidence found of 'impact winter' after asteroid that killed dinosaurs

    Evidence found of 'impact winter' after asteroid that killed dinosaurs
    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...
  • Chelyabinsk meteor had violent history before striking Earth

    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...
  • What are those lights and streaks in California's sky?

    What are those lights and streaks in California's sky?
    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....
  • O'Malley: Md.'s commitment to open space remains strong [Letter]

    O'Malley: Md.'s commitment to open space remains strong [Letter]
    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...
  • Saturn's moon Enceladus may harbor a watery sea

    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...
  • Ethics report could help NASA weigh risks of long-term space travel

    Ethics report could help NASA weigh risks of long-term space travel
    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...