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  • Rosetta is about to drop a spacecraft on a comet: What could go wrong?

    Rosetta is about to drop a spacecraft on a comet: What could go wrong?
    The countdown has begun. In less than 24 hours, the European Space Agency's Rosetta mission will attempt to put a laboratory on a comet. On Wednesday at 12:35 a.m. PST, three mechanical screws that have been holding the Philae lander to the Rosetta...
  • Why 'Interstellar' is good for America's image

    Christopher Nolan’s “Interstellar” fell to Earth at the domestic box office over the weekend, but its international ticket sales are rocketing through the stratosphere faster than commentators can rehash space-based idioms to describe...
  • ISS astronauts return to earth on Soyuz spacecraft

    ISS astronauts return to earth on Soyuz spacecraft
    Update: The Soyuz space capsule carrying three International Space Station astronauts landed in Kazakstan at 10:58 p.m. EST, according to SpaceFlight Now. ---- Sunday night three International Space Station (ISS) astronauts began their journey home to...
  • Space station crewmen return safely to Earth

    A veteran Russian cosmonaut and two International Space Station crewmates, one from the United States and one from Germany, returned safely to Earth on Sunday with a parachute landing of their Soyuz capsule in Kazakhstan, ending 5-1/2 months in orbit....
  • Predictable 'Interstellar' is an entertaining thrill

    Predictable 'Interstellar' is an entertaining thrill
      Christopher Nolan has directed mysteries, superhero films and summer blockbusters. With the film "Interstellar," Nolan attempts to launch into the space-epic genre, and it gets cumbersome. Matthew McConaughey plays Cooper, a former NASA pilot and...
  • Lehigh professor charged with fraud in NASA project

    When Lehigh University professor Yujie Ding and his wife proposed to develop technology for NASA in 2010, the $600,000 project was supposed to be carried out by their small Center Valley company in conjunction with Ding's lab at Lehigh. In reality,...
  • Asteroid Named After Retired Western Connecticut Professor

    Asteroid Named After Retired Western Connecticut Professor
    Dr. Phillip Lu is characteristically self-deprecating about the news that a newly discovered asteroid has been named after him. "My younger daughter asked, 'Dad, what's this supposed to mean?'" said Lu, 82, a retired astronomy professor from Western...
  • Around Town: The Devil's Gate is in the details

    La Caņada's real concern with the proposed Devil's Gate Sediment Removal Program in Hahamongna Watershed is not just the 150,000 truckloads or the removal of over 2.4 million cubic yards of sand and sediment. It's not the noise. Not the five years of...
  • 'Beautiful physics' helps find ocean worlds in solar system

    'Beautiful physics' helps find ocean worlds in solar system
    Scientists on the hunt for an exoplanet capable of sustaining life used to believe a likely candidate couldn't be too close to its parent sun or too far away, or else it would burn up or freeze. They called that sweet spot for habitability the...
  • NASA dazzled, puzzled by comet Siding Spring data

    NASA dazzled, puzzled by comet Siding Spring data
    Thousands of shooting stars per hour scraped a yellowed Martian sky last month as a comet blazed through the red planet's atmosphere at 35 miles per second. Unfortunately, no one was there to experience the spectacular pass of Siding Spring on Oct. 19,...
  • Five things for Friday, Nov. 7

    Five things for Friday, Nov. 7
    Five things for you today in Central Florida: capsule launch next month; water consumption and conservation; riding all the rides; Electric Daisy Carnival; and more. 1. NASA is preparing to launch its next-generation, deep-space capsule Orion next month...