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  • Recent case brings to mind other locals accused of trying to export sensitive U.S. technology

    Recent case brings to mind other locals accused of trying to export sensitive U.S. technology
    The recent arrest of a local man on charges of trying to steal and export schematics for the nation's most advanced aircraft carrier brings to mind other local cases in which people have been accused of export-control violations. Mostafa Ahmed Awwad,...
  • Video: Falling to Earth aboard NASA's Orion spacecraft

    Video: Falling to Earth aboard NASA's Orion spacecraft
    A NASA video lets you virtually peer out the window of the Orion spacecraft as it plummets to Earth at speeds up to 20,000 mph. As you watch, you will see what an astronaut might see if she was ensconced in the capsule after traveling 3,600 miles from...
  • Rosetta postcard: Could you jump from these cliffs?

    Rosetta postcard: Could you jump from these cliffs?
    While Philae rests quietly on the dark surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, the European Space Agency's Rosetta orbiter is continuing to snap amazing images of the comet's nucleus and beam them back to Earth. The picture above was taken Dec. 10...
  • Stephen L. Carter: How Christmas and its meaning prevail

    Not long after some grumpy administrative Grinch at the University of Maine warned employees against the placement of "religious-themed" decorations on campus including candy canes, NASA announced that Christmas lights have become so bright that they...
  • Dazzling! NuSTAR captures sun's portrait in solar X-rays

    Dazzling! NuSTAR captures sun's portrait in solar X-rays
    It’s time to see the sun in a whole new light – X-ray light. NASA’s NuSTAR space telescope has taken a stunning portrait of our home star in high-energy X-rays. The related research, presented at the American Geophysical Union...
  • Cápsula Dragón volará este sábado a la Estación Espacial

    Cápsula Dragón volará este sábado a la Estación Espacial
    WASHINGTON - La cápsula Dragón, fabricada por la firma privada Space X, despegará este sábado desde Cabo Cañaveral (Florida) para abastecer con 2,2 toneladas de alimentos, suministros y experimentos científicos a los seis astronautas que viven actualmente...
  • Life on Mars? Scientist offers different take on Curiosity images

    Life on Mars? Scientist offers different take on Curiosity images
    Was there ever life on Mars? Without a human geologist roaming the surface, hammer in hand, it’s devilishly difficult to find out, and current robotic explorers aren’t really built to answer that question. But in a paper published in the...
  • Solar observatory in Big Bear grapples with prospect of being eclipsed

    Solar observatory in Big Bear grapples with prospect of being eclipsed
    Motors whirred as a gleaming white dome slowly opened, allowing one of the premier solar telescopes in the world to track the magnetic fields and exploding flares of the sun. In a few hours, computers would translate that data into detailed video and...
  • Astronomers find 'new' dwarf galaxy in Milky Way's neighborhood

    Astronomers find 'new' dwarf galaxy in Milky Way's neighborhood
    Hey, neighbor! Astronomers searching the sky with NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope have discovered an odd little dwarf galaxy in our very own backyard -- a mere 7 million light years away. The findings, described in the Monthly Notices of the Royal...
  • SpaceX postpones rocket launch due to 'actuator drift' problem

    SpaceX postpones rocket launch due to 'actuator drift' problem
    SpaceX called off its early morning rocket launch to the International Space Station, citing a last minute malfunction. NASA said the SpaceX team had detected an “actuator drift,” causing the launch to be scrubbed. The next possible launch...
  • SpaceX aborts rocket launch from Cape Canaveral

    SpaceX aborts rocket launch from Cape Canaveral
    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER – SpaceX scrubbed its Falcon 9 rocket launch from Cape Canaveral Space Station on Tuesday morning. NASA said the problem was with a thruster control on the second stage of the rocket. The private company is evaluating the...