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  • Close brush between our solar system and a star reported

    Close brush between our solar system and a star reported
    Less than 100,000 years ago, a cool, small star flew within 0.8 light years of our sun, brushing past the icy Oort cloud that lies at the outer edges of our solar system, according to research published this week. Scientists say it is the closest a...
  • Ceres: Dwarf planet is pocked with craters, NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows

    Ceres: Dwarf planet is pocked with craters, NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows
    NASA’s Dawn spacecraft has snapped the best images to date of the dwarf planet Ceres, bringing mysterious fuzzy features spotted on the icy little world’s surface into sharper focus. The latest images were snapped on Feb. 12, when Dawn was...
  • Chicago native to join Astronaut Hall of Fame

    Chicago native to join Astronaut Hall of Fame
    As if being an astronaut isn't cool enough, John Grunsfeld will soon join Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin in the elite band of space explorer legends. After five space shuttle missions, the Chicago native and Highland Park High School graduate will be...
  • Holy Yoda - NASA gets its Jedi on with its new astronaut poster

    Holy Yoda - NASA gets its Jedi on with its new astronaut poster
    NASA’s new poster for the latest International Space Station crew looks like it belongs in a theater lobby: six astronauts — REAL ones — in brown Jedi robes, wielding light sabers. “International Space Station Expedition XLV,&...
  • Mysterious Martian haze baffles planetary scientists

    Mysterious Martian haze baffles planetary scientists
    Scientists are wrestling with the identity of strange, giant plumes that mysteriously appeared and later vanished high above the surface of Mars. Such plumes, described in the journal Nature, defy scientists’ expectations of how the Red Planet&...
  • Heart of darkness: Scientists probe dark matter near Milky Way's core

    Heart of darkness: Scientists probe dark matter near Milky Way's core
    Even though scientists have managed to quantify how much dark matter lurks in distant galaxies, astronomers have been hard-pressed to figure out how much of the mysterious stuff lies within our own. But in a paper published in the journal Nature...
  • Consumer Reports: Light bulbs that want to change your mood

    Light bulbs used to be boring, says Consumer Reports. Dimming was about as high-tech as they got. But some LEDs have the potential to be much more, thanks to semiconductor chips and electronic circuitry. Some can alter the color of the light they shine,...
  • Scientists debate whether to look for extraterrestrial life

    Scientists debate whether to look for extraterrestrial life
    Astronomers have their own version of the single person's dilemma: Do you wait by the phone for a call from that certain someone? Or do you make the call yourself and risk getting shot down? Instead of love, of course, astronomers are looking for...
  • NASA engineer spurs Leesburg students' interest in STEM subjects

    NASA engineer spurs Leesburg students' interest in STEM subjects
    LEESBURG — Three, two, one…liftoff. Students at Rimes Early Learning and Literacy Center got a chance to launch "rockets" when NASA engineer Ali Shaykhian showed up at the prekindergarten through second-grade school. His recent visit...
  • SpaceX blasts satellite into orbit

    SpaceX blasts satellite into orbit
    Entrepreneur Elon Musk's aerospace firm SpaceX blasted a government weather satellite into orbit Wednesday, but the company called off its much-anticipated attempt at landing its booster rocket on an ocean barge. The Falcon 9 rocket carried a...
  • SpaceX launches satellite from Cape Canaveral

    SpaceX launches satellite from Cape Canaveral
    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER — SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket blasted off Wednesday into a clear sky colored by a setting sun, sending a satellite into space to monitor solar storms that can wreak havoc on Earth's power and communication systems. The 6:03 p.m....