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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Dawn arrives at dwarf planet Ceres, a first for NASA

    Dawn arrives at dwarf planet Ceres, a first for NASA
    Dawn has arrived. The signal was received at 5:36 a.m. PST Friday: NASA's Dawn spacecraft had successfully entered into orbit around Ceres, becoming the first NASA mission to visit a dwarf planet, and the first to go to two distinct bodies in the solar...
  • Video chat: Welcome to Ceres! Dawn enters dwarf planet's orbit

    Video chat: Welcome to Ceres! Dawn enters dwarf planet's orbit
    Scientists at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory are celebrating after NASA’s Dawn spacecraft entered orbit around Ceres early Friday morning, marking the first visit to a dwarf planet. Launched in September 2007, Dawn traveled 3.1 billion miles overĀ ...
  • Mysterious dwarf planet Ceres now in the spotlight

    The mysterious dwarf planet Ceres is ready for its close-up. Located in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, Ceres was the largest unexplored space rock in the inner solar system. But that distinction ended Friday, when NASA's Dawn spacecraft...
  • NASA spacecraft making first visit to dwarf planet Ceres

    NASA spacecraft making first visit to dwarf planet Ceres
    A NASA spacecraft is about to reach the end of a nearly eight-year journey and make the first rendezvous with a dwarf planet. The Dawn craft will slip into orbit Friday around Ceres, a dwarf planet the size of Texas. Unlike robotic landings or other...
  • Spacewalking astronauts finish extensive, tricky cable job

    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...