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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

  • Former Clarksville man sentenced to 15 months in prison in federal fraud scheme

    Former Clarksville man sentenced to 15 months in prison in federal fraud scheme
    A 51-year-old Chinese man who is a naturalized U.S. citizen and former Clarksville resident was sentenced Monday to more than a year in prison for impersonating a federal employee as part of a scheme to take U.S. technology to China, the U.S. Attorney's...
  • NASA spacecraft around Mars sends images of comet Siding Spring

    NASA spacecraft around Mars sends images of comet Siding Spring
    NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has released the first resolved images of comet Siding Spring's nucleus -- and it's a lot smaller than people expected. The nucleus of the comet that zoomed past the Red Planet on Sunday appears to be about half its...
  • NASA orbiters watch as comet flies safely past Mars

    NASA orbiters watch as comet flies safely past Mars
    Comet Siding Spring sailed past Mars on Sunday, coming 10 times closer to the Red Planet than any comet on record has come to Earth. At the time of the comet's closest approach at 11:27 a.m., it was just 87,000 miles from Mars. That's less than half the...
  • Comet makes rare close pass by Mars as spacecraft watch

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A comet from the outer reaches of the solar system on Sunday made a rare, close pass by Mars where a fleet of robotic science probes were poised for studies. Comet Siding Spring passed just 87,000 miles (140,000 km) from Mars, less...
  • U.S. Air Force lands robotic X-37B space plane in California

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The U.S. military landed its X-37B robotic space plane at Vandenberg Air Force Base in central California on Friday, ending a classified 22-month mission that marked the third in Earth orbit for the experimental program, the Air...
  • McAuliffe to urge Canon to bring global facility to Newport News

    McAuliffe to urge Canon to bring global facility to Newport News
    Gov. Terry McAuliffe plans to meet with Canon officials to urge the company to bring its global research and development facility to Newport News, he told the Daily Press after a ribbon-cutting ceremony at NASA Langley Research Center Friday morning....
  • NASA Langley helps build robot to fetch an asteroid

    NASA Langley helps build robot to fetch an asteroid
    Before American astronauts go to Mars, they first have to grapple with an asteroid. Literally. NASA plans to launch a robotic mission in a few years to capture a small asteroid, haul it home and redirect it into a stable orbit around the moon. Then...
  • Space plane lands after 674-day secret mission

    The U.S. military landed its X-37B robotic space plane at Vandenberg Air Force Base in central California on Friday, ending a classified 22-month mission that marked the third in Earth orbit for the experimental program, the Air Force said. The X-37B, a...
  • A comet is about to fly by Mars: Here's everything you need to know

    A comet is about to fly by Mars: Here's everything you need to know
    On Sunday, a comet the size of a mountain will brush past Mars, passing just 87,000 miles away from the red planet. That's about one-third the distance between the Earth and the moon, and scientists say it is likely closer than any comet has gotten to...