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  • Earth-sized planet found orbiting in a habitable zone

    Sifting through observations from more than 100,000 distant stars, astronomers say they have discovered the first definitive Earth-sized planet that orbits in a habitable zone where water could exist in liquid form — a necessary condition for life...
  • SpaceX cargo mission blasts off to space station

    SpaceX cargo mission blasts off to space station
    A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Friday and sped through a cloud-covered sky on its way to deliver supplies to the International Space Station for NASA. The Hawthorne-based rocket manufacturer launched the cargo...
  • Return of the Jade Rabbit: China's moon rover back in action

    Return of the Jade Rabbit: China's moon rover back in action
    BEIJING -- China’s Jade Rabbit lunar rover, feared to have suffered some irreparable technical difficulties, may yet have some spring in its step. In late January, Chinese authorities said the rover -- which arrived on the moon in mid-December --...
  • Ganymede mapped: See best map yet of our solar system's largest moon

    Ganymede mapped: See best map yet of our solar system's largest moon
    Scientists have a new map -- the best created so far -- of the largest moon in our solar system, Ganymede, and it is both beautiful and revealing. Ganymede is technically a satellite of Jupiter, but it is really a world unto itself. It is bigger than...
  • 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...
  • NASA solves mystery of jelly doughnut rock on Mars: 'We drove over it'

    NASA solves mystery of jelly doughnut rock on Mars: 'We drove over it'
    The mystery of the jelly doughnut-shaped rock that seemed to materialize on Mars is a mystery no more. After taking a close look at the small white rock with a deep red center dubbed "Pinnacle Island," a research team has determined it is not a fungus-...
  • The International Space Station, through the astronauts' eyes

    The International Space Station, through the astronauts' eyes
    Anyone who thinks the U.S. space program is done with and permanently parked at the California Science Center in the form of the space shuttle Endeavour hasn’t heard NASA astronaut Tracy Caldwell Dyson and aerospace engineer Camille Alleyne (yes,...
  • 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...
  • Downey space museum is struggling to survive

    Downey space museum is struggling to survive
    Bob Thompson fondly remembers when Downey was buzzing with pride and payrolls as a major hub for work on the Apollo space program and the construction site for six space shuttles. "Since the beginning of time, we had all these world leaders who looked...
  • 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...