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  • 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 CaƱada 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...
  • Supermoon eclipse, meteor showers on 2015 skywatching calendar

    Supermoon eclipse, meteor showers on 2015 skywatching calendar
    The highlight of 2015 for skywatchers could be the coincidence of a "supermoon" and a late-night full lunar eclipse in September. Otherwise, there are plenty of chances to see distant planets and shooting stars. There are also sure to be sightings of...
  • Notes and notables

    Peaceful, with reason The Peninsula did not experience the protests seen elsewhere in the wake of a grand jury's decision to not charge Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown over the summer....
  • Five things for Friday, Dec. 5

    Five things for Friday, Dec. 5
    Here are your stories for Friday: Orion space capsule launches; there's a new Gators coach; meet the voice of the OUC Half Marathon; and more. 1. At 7:05 a.m., right as scheduled, NASA launched the Orion space capsule from the Cape Canaveral Air Force...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 'CRomnibus' budget a good deal for NASA planetary science, supporters say

    'CRomnibus' budget a good deal for NASA planetary science, supporters say
    The so-called CRomnibus package is up for a vote in Congress this week – and supporters of NASA are cheering it on. If approved in the House and Senate, the federal spending appropriations for the 2015 fiscal year would give the space agency...
  • 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...