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  • 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...
  • 'Unbroken' author, NASA chief: Sunday guests

    'Unbroken' author, NASA chief: Sunday guests
    UPDATED: "Unbroken" author Laura Hillenbrand will be on two Sunday morning programs, and NASA Administrator Charles Bolden is featured on CNN. The Sunday morning lineup: Hillenbrand talks about the film version of "Unbroken" on CBS' "Face the Nation" at...
  • SpaceX plans for lots of launches, then on to Mars

    SpaceX plans for lots of launches, then on to Mars
    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER — Once the launchpad for Apollo and space shuttle flights, NASA's historic Launch Complex 39A is now in the hands of SpaceX and its enigmatic billionaire leader, Elon Musk. With a 20-year lease, the privately held Hawthorne,...
  • Professor helps craft marching orders for Mars rover

    SEATTLE These are exciting days for the earthbound scientists who study Mars. Data from a NASA rover creeping across the red planet's surface is rewriting our understanding of Mars' geological history and offering tantalizing clues to the possibility that...
  • Get ready! NASA spacecraft soon to rendezvous with dwarf planet Ceres

    Get ready! NASA spacecraft soon to rendezvous with dwarf planet Ceres
    After voyaging 3 billion miles through space, NASA’s Dawn spacecraft is finally in the home stretch of its journey to Ceres, the largest member of the asteroid belt and one of five dwarf planets in the solar system. Dawn was launched in 2007 to...
  • Dan K. Thomasson: Small things are sometimes more telling of government dysfunction

    WASHINGTON Most of the ubiquitous reviews of 2014 center on the obvious the rise of the Islamic State, the Republican resurgence at the election polls, the tension between minorities and the police. But often it is the small things that occurred in the...
  • NASA hires Rosedale company for work at Wallops Island

    NASA hires Rosedale company for work at Wallops Island
    NASA hired Baltimore company Dvorak LLC to upgrade electrical systems at its Wallops Flight Facility on the Delmarva peninsula. The space agency is paying the company $5.1 million to improve the systems in Wallops' North Island buildings, as well as...
  • NASA Langley aims for younger workforce

    NASA Langley aims for younger workforce
    This isn't your grandfather's NASA. That's the gist of a growing push at the space agency as a whole, and at NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton in particular, to get more peach fuzz among the grizzled veterans of its workforce. In fact, NASA...
  • Six science stories we can't wait to follow in 2015

    Some serious groundwork has been laid. Some amazing instruments are turning on. Some incredible destinations are in sight. If you ask us, 2015 is going to be an awesome year in science. From solar system exploration to new adventures in particle physics...
  • NASA team hacks Opportunity to treat Mars rover's amnesia

    NASA team hacks Opportunity to treat Mars rover's amnesia
    NASA’s Mars rover Opportunity has been working well into its golden years – after nearly 11 years roaming the Red Planet, it has survived more than 40 times past its warranty. But now, this trusty veteran explorer is experiencing some...
  • Q&A: JPL's Charles Elachi maps out the scientific frontier

    Q&A: JPL's Charles Elachi maps out the scientific frontier
    Employees at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Caņada Flintridge spent a busy year in 2014 launching new missions and receiving data that will forever change the way we think about the planets in our solar system and the universe beyond. At the...