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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

  • NASA craft circling Ceres in first visit to dwarf planet

    A NASA spacecraft for the first time has arrived at a dwarf planet to begin a 16-month exploration. The space agency on Friday confirmed that the Dawn craft entered orbit around Ceres in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. "It went exactly the...
  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EST

    Iraq troops push on to Tikrit in battle against IS as militants 'bulldoze' archaeological site Iraqi forces pressed their offensive against the Islamic State group Friday, expecting to reach the outskirts of the militant-held city of Tikrit within hours,...
  • NASA's Dawn spacecraft is first to arrive at dwarf planet

    NASA's Dawn spacecraft is first to arrive at dwarf planet
    The signal arrived at 5:36 a.m. PST on Friday: NASA's Dawn spacecraft had successfully entered into orbit around Ceres, fulfilling the first NASA mission to visit a dwarf planet, and the first to visit two distinct bodies in the solar system.  "We...
  • After 7-year journey, NASA's Dawn craft begins orbiting dwarf planet Ceres

    After 7-year journey, NASA's Dawn craft begins orbiting dwarf planet Ceres
    A NASA spacecraft for the first time has arrived at a dwarf planet to begin a 16-month exploration. The space agency on Friday confirmed that the Dawn craft entered orbit around Ceres in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. "It went exactly the...
  • Mars once had an entire ocean -- and then lost it, scientists say

    Mars once had an entire ocean -- and then lost it, scientists say
    Dry, dusty Mars once had an ocean that held as much water as the Arctic Ocean and covered a larger share of the Red Planet’s surface than the Atlantic Ocean does on Earth, according to a surprising new study. The findings, described online in...
  • Mysterious dwarf planet Ceres gets ready for the spotlight

    The mysterious dwarf planet Ceres is ready for its close-up. Located in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, Ceres is the largest unexplored space rock in the inner solar system. But that distinction ends Friday, when NASA's Dawn spacecraft...
  • Inside GOP science policy, Part 3: climate change

    Inside GOP science policy, Part 3: climate change
    In Part 3 of our interview with Rep. John Culberson (R-Texas), we turn to climate change, which is surely the most politically contentious topic under his jurisdiction as chairman of the House Appropriations Committee's subcommittee on commerce, justice...
  • Butterfield students become NASA cadets for a day

    Butterfield students become NASA cadets for a day
    Fifth graders at Butterfield Elementary in Libertyville were excited to become NASA cadets for a day, but the awe quickly wore off once they were faced with bright lights and loud sirens. On March 4, Jennifer Groot and Heather Gaudet's classes visited...
  • Indiana state park to mark Grissom's Gemini 3 flight

    A southern Indiana state park that's located in NASA astronaut Virgil "Gus" Grissom's hometown is marking the 50th anniversary of the Gemini 3 space mission he co-piloted. Spring Mill State Park will celebrate the Gemini 3's flight with daily guided...