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  • What's trending: UCF's Hail Mary, Orion launch, Art Basel & more

    What's trending: UCF's Hail Mary, Orion launch, Art Basel & more
    With UCF's game-winning "Hail Mary," NASA's successful Orion launch, and Art Basel Miami Beach, Florida is winning the social trending wars. Here's what's trending today: 1. Hail Mary It was the "Hail Mary" heard 'round the world. The University of...
  • SpaceX plans to launch rocket, then land its engines on an ocean barge

    Entrepreneur Elon Musk's SpaceX is planning to launch a rocket early Tuesday that could ultimately be most notable for what happens as it returns to Earth. The rocket, scheduled for liftoff at 3:20 a.m. Pacific time from Cape Canaveral, Fla., will be...
  • Kepler spacecraft finds a second life - and an important new exoplanet

    Kepler spacecraft finds a second life - and an important new exoplanet
    NASA's Kepler spacecraft should have been rendered useless by a 2013 hardware failure, but instead its secondary mission -- called K2 -- has just yielded its first major discovery in the form of a particularly exciting exoplanet. The limping spacecraft,...
  • What a comeback: Revived Kepler spacecraft finds its first new planet

    What a comeback: Revived Kepler spacecraft finds its first new planet
    It doesn’t pay to bet against Kepler. Even though the NASA spacecraft was hobbled a year and a half ago, the battered telescope has still managed to find a super-Earth. At 20,000 miles across, the newly discovered planet is 2.5 times as wide as...
  • 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...
  • 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...