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  • News of the Weird: Norway's Battle Against Chaos

    News of the Weird: Norway's Battle Against Chaos
    Norwegian public television (NRK), which introduced the now-legendary continuous, live log-burning show (12 hours long, with “color commentary” on the historical and cultural importance of fire), scheduled a new program for this week in its...
  • Rick Green: Snow Storm From Space, Courtesy NASA

  • Mystery of sun's corona solved? It's nanoflares, scientists say

    Mystery of sun's corona solved? It's nanoflares, scientists say
    One of the greatest mysteries of how stars behave has been right in our own backyard: the sun’s corona. Scientists have long wondered what heats this thin, ethereal shell of particles to roughly 300 times the temperature of the surface of the sun...
  • Update on Russian resupply craft: Space station, crew OK

    Update on Russian resupply craft: Space station, crew OK
    NASA has released an update on the status of the Russian Progress 59 spacecraft that went out of control on its resupply mission to the International Space Station. The station and crew are fine, as they were awaiting delivery of more than three tons of...
  • Russian ISS supply ship spinning out of control

    Russian ISS supply ship spinning out of control
    A Russian supply ship headed to the International Space Station is spinning out of control, as mission controllers in Moscow try to stabilize the spacecraft. A Soyuz rocket carrying the Progress 59 cargo ship launched from from Baikonur Cosmodrome in...
  • Problems delay docking of Russia cargo ship at space station

    Russia's space agency postponed the docking of a cargo ship with the International Space Station on Tuesday because of problems with the unmanned spacecraft. The Progress M-27M was launched Tuesday from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan and was...
  • Internet billionaires face off in renewed Texas space race

    An isolated edge of vast West Texas is home to a highly secretive part of the 21st-century space race, one of two being directed in the Lone Star State by Internet billionaires whose personalities and corporate strategies seem worlds apart. The...
  • NASA gathers scientists to help find life beyond Earth

    NASA gathers scientists to help find life beyond Earth
    The search for life beyond our solar system is about to get a boost of brain power.  This week NASA convened the first meeting of a team of scientists who will work collectively to determine the best way to look for signs of life around other stars....
  • Spacecraft in last days before crashing into Mercury

    Spacecraft in last days before crashing into Mercury
    After orbiting Mercury for more than four years, NASA’s Messenger spacecraft has run out of propellant and is expected to crash into Mercury’s surface on April 30. As of Thursday Messenger was in orbit 5.1 miles above the surface of Mercury....
  • Start of dwarf planet mission delayed after small mix-up

    NASA said Friday observations of a dwarf planet have been delayed slightly after a communication glitch. The Dawn spacecraft circling dwarf planet Ceres was supposed to kick off its science campaign in the morning, but it didn't receive a command from...
  • As astronomers mark 25 years of Hubble past, they predict more discoveries ahead

    As astronomers mark 25 years of Hubble past, they predict more discoveries ahead
    The Hubble Space Telescope survived decades of delays, glitches and blunders to fulfill predictions that it would rewrite science textbooks. But as it moves into the final years of its life, scientists say some of its best work still could be ahead of it....