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NASA’s Maven spacecraft reaches Mars this weekend

In this Friday, Sept. 27, 2013 file photo, technicians work on NASA’s next Mars-bound spacecraft, the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN), at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla. NASA’s Maven spacecraft will reach the red planet in September 2014 following a 10-month journey spanning more than 440 million miles. If all goes well, Maven will hit the brakes and slip into Martian orbit Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. AP

Mars, get ready for another visitor or two. This weekend, NASA’s Maven spacecraft will reach the red planet following a 10-month journey spanning 442 million miles (711 million kilometers).

Posted: September 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Specks from space may be alien visitors

This undated image provided by the journal Science via Stardust shows the view of a dust particle impact on Al foil collector. Scientists said seven microscopic particles collected by NASA's comet-chasing spacecraft, Stardust, appear to have originated outside our solar system. The dust collectors were exposed to space in the early 2000s and returned to Earth in 2006. AP File Photo

There may be itsy-bitsy aliens among us.

Posted: August 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Asteroid that whizzed by Earth to be seized by NASA

This undated handout two-picture combo of artist conceptions provided by NASA/JPL Caltech shows what NASA says are good candidates for a mission to capture an asteroid, haul it to the moon for astronauts to visit. One prime candidate swung close by Earth in 2011 so astronomers know its size, about 20 feet, mass and density, but they don’t really know what it looks like. These images are two different artist conceptions of what the lightweight asteroid could look like, either a pile of small rocks flying together in formation, left, or a larger porous rock with pebbles surrounding it, right. (AP Photo/NASA/JPL Caltech)

NASA is zeroing in on the asteroids it wants to capture, haul near the moon and have astronauts visit.

Posted: June 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

NASA spots worrisome Antarctic ice melt

This undated handout photo provided by NASA shows the Thwaites Glacier in West Antarctic. Two new studies indicate that part of the huge West Antarctic ice sheet is starting a slow collapse in an unstoppable way. Alarmed scientists say that means even more sea level rise than they figured. (AP Photo/NASA)

Two new studies indicate that part of the huge West Antarctic ice sheet is starting a slow collapse in an unstoppable way. Alarmed scientists say that means even more sea level rise than they figured.

Posted: May 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

[VIDEO] NASA chief outlines plan for human mission to Mars

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Posted: April 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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