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  • Spotted: A planet 10 times the size of Jupiter with four suns

    Spotted: A planet 10 times the size of Jupiter with four suns
    Astronomers have discovered a massive planet with four suns only 125 light-years from Earth. The planet is at least 10 times as big as Jupiter, and scientists say it probably has no actual surface to stand on. But if you could fly a spacecraft into...
  • Actually, that 'off target' 1995 anti-Internet column was amazingly on-target

    Actually, that 'off target' 1995 anti-Internet column was amazingly on-target
    Back in 1995, astronomer and computer expert Clifford Stoll wrote an article for Newsweek dismissing all the excitement about something called the Internet. It was headlined, "The Internet? Bah!"  Stoll ridiculed the claims of "Internet hucksters" ...
  • Hello Ceres! NASA spacecraft on first visit to dwarf planet

    After a nearly eight-year journey, a NASA spacecraft on Friday flawlessly slipped into orbit around Ceres in the first visit to a dwarf planet. The robotic Dawn craft will circle the dwarf planet for more than a year, exploring its surface and unraveling...
  • UCF prof is developing life-on-Mars detector

    From the high desert of southern Arizona on Sunday morning, University of Central Florida physics professor Robert Peale will launch a device that could one day help find evidence of life on Mars or other parts of the solar system. Peale and his...
  • Are we alone? Do we want to know?

    It was near Green Bank, West Virginia, in 1960 that a young radio astronomer named Frank Drake conducted the first extensive search for alien civilizations in deep space. He aimed the 85-foot dish of a radio telescope at two nearby, sun-like stars, tuning...
  • 2 UCF students dream of 1-way tickets to Mars

    2 UCF students dream of 1-way tickets to Mars
    The cost of his lifelong dream of being an astronaut on Mars may be the ultimate sacrifice — his life — yet George Hatcher is ready to say yes. "It was something I always wanted to do, that I had pursued through academic degrees, through...
  • NASA approves upcoming spacewalk despite leak in helmet during last walk

    NASA approves upcoming spacewalk despite leak in helmet during last walk
    American astronauts will venture back out for a spacewalk this weekend, despite a helmet water leak on their previous trip outside the International Space Station. NASA on Friday cleared astronaut Terry Virts' spacesuit for the last of three...
  • Dawn arrives at dwarf planet Ceres, a first for NASA

    Dawn arrives at dwarf planet Ceres, a first for NASA
    Dawn has arrived. The signal was received at 5:36 a.m. PST Friday: NASA's Dawn spacecraft had successfully entered into orbit around Ceres, becoming the first NASA mission to visit a dwarf planet, and the first to go to two distinct bodies in the solar...
  • Video chat: Welcome to Ceres! Dawn enters dwarf planet's orbit

    Video chat: Welcome to Ceres! Dawn enters dwarf planet's orbit
    Scientists at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory are celebrating after NASA’s Dawn spacecraft entered orbit around Ceres early Friday morning, marking the first visit to a dwarf planet. Launched in September 2007, Dawn traveled 3.1 billion miles over ...
  • Everest is befouled -- is there nothing we won't poop on?

    As humans, we are exceptionally good at ruining everything. Garden of Eden? Screwed that one up. The ocean? Presently covered in an estimated 270,000 tons of plastic trash. The towering and majestic Mt. Everest? Oops! Turns out we pooped all over it....
  • Mysterious dwarf planet Ceres now in the spotlight

    The mysterious dwarf planet Ceres is ready for its close-up. Located in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, Ceres was the largest unexplored space rock in the inner solar system. But that distinction ended Friday, when NASA's Dawn spacecraft...