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  • Astronauts complete extensive cable repair outside space station

    Astronauts complete extensive cable repair outside space station
    Spacewalking astronauts successfully completed a three-day cable job outside the International Space Station on Sunday, routing several-hundred feet of power and data lines for new crew capsules commissioned by NASA. It was the third spacewalk in just...
  • Are we alone? Do we want to know?

    It was near Green Bank, West Virginia, in 1960 that a young radio astronomer named Frank Drake conducted the first extensive search for alien civilizations in deep space. He aimed the 85-foot dish of a radio telescope at two nearby, sun-like stars, tuning...
  • 2 UCF students dream of 1-way tickets to Mars

    2 UCF students dream of 1-way tickets to Mars
    The cost of his lifelong dream of being an astronaut on Mars may be the ultimate sacrifice — his life — yet George Hatcher is ready to say yes. "It was something I always wanted to do, that I had pursued through academic degrees, through...
  • AP News in Brief at 9:58 p.m. EST

    Prominent Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov shot and killed in Moscow; was Putin critic Boris Nemtsov, a charismatic Russian opposition leader and sharp critic of President Vladimir Putin, was gunned down Saturday near the Kremlin, just a day...
  • NASA approves upcoming spacewalk despite leak in helmet during last walk

    NASA approves upcoming spacewalk despite leak in helmet during last walk
    American astronauts will venture back out for a spacewalk this weekend, despite a helmet water leak on their previous trip outside the International Space Station. NASA on Friday cleared astronaut Terry Virts' spacesuit for the last of three...
  • Leonard Nimoy leaves legacy beyond science-fiction

    Leonard Nimoy didn't just leave a lasting impression on the science-fiction world, he also left his mark on science itself. Seth Shostak, who researches the possibility of real-world extraterrestrial life as the senior astronomer at SETI Research,...
  • Ceres: Bright spot on dwarf planet is a twofer, NASA spacecraft finds

    Ceres: Bright spot on dwarf planet is a twofer, NASA spacecraft finds
    NASA’s Dawn spacecraft has snapped even clearer views of Ceres, but its surface just keeps getting curiouser and curiouser. A strange bright spot on the dwarf planet now appears to have a companion spot shining right next to it. Bright spots are...
  • Spacewalking astronaut safe after water leaks into helmet

    A spacewalking astronaut ended up with unwanted water in his helmet Wednesday after breezing through a cable and lube job outside the International Space Station. The leak was scarily reminiscent of a near-drowning outside the orbiting complex nearly two...
  • Spacewalking astronaut from Md. safe after water leaks into helmet

    Spacewalking astronaut from Md. safe after water leaks into helmet
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A spacewalking astronaut ended up with unwanted water in his helmet Wednesday after breezing through a cable and lube job outside the International Space Station. The leak was scarily reminiscent of a near-drowning...
  • 28.8 million tons of Sahara desert fertilize the Amazon [video]

    28.8 million tons of Sahara desert fertilize the Amazon [video]
    The Amazon rainforest is fertilized in part by phosphorus from a dry lake bed in the Sahara desert, researchers say in a new report that shows how different parts of our planet are connected in deep and surprising ways. The findings were published...
  • Deerfield Public Library's Read of the Week: 'The Martian'

    Deerfield Public Library's Read of the Week: 'The Martian'
    If you are turned off by "The Martian" because you have heard it has science-fiction tendencies, I urge you to reconsider. "The Martian" by Andy Weir is an amazing novel; I could not put it down and already have plans to re-read it. The story is...