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Astronauts complete 3 spacewalks, fix ISS for future space taxis

NASA astronauts Terry Virts and Barry Wilmore completed a series of three spacewalks that began on February 22, to prepare the International Space Station (ISS) for future "space taxis."

Crescent moon highlights Venus and Mars for spectacular footage

Not since 2008 has a crescent-shaped new moon shone so elegantly on the rare planetary alignment of Mars and Venus, until now. On February 20, 2015, social sites around the world feasted on the spectacular viewings.

Astronauts prepare ISS for 'space taxis' with 7-hour spacewalk

Commander Barry Wilmore and Flight Engineer Terry Virts, spent nearly seven hours outside the International Space Station (ISS) to reconfigure it and install new docking stations for commercial crew vehicles.

Amazing NASA video reveals the far side of the moon

NASA’s Scientific Visualization Studio has released a video showing what the far side of the Moon looks like, using images from NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.

NASA cameras catch fireball

NASA cameras caught a massive fireball that erupted over Pittsburgh at 4:45 a.m. on Tuesday, February 17, 2015. The fireball could be clearly seen from areas of New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania.

Ghost super moon on February 18th will not be visible

The first "Super" moon of 2015 will rise on Feb. 18th. As the moon rises it will be a rare "Super New Moon" which means the moon will not be visible.

NASA aims to send submarine to explore seas on Titan

In one of the most awe-inspiring and audacious plans ever conceived by NASA, the space agency has unveiled a project to send a submarine to Saturn's moon, Titan, to explore its mysterious seas.

Hubble telescope captures extraterrestrial smiley

Forget about nasty bug-eyed monsters, the universe is sending us a smiley instead. NASA's Hubble telescope has captured an image of two galaxies which have created a huge smiling face beaming down on us from the distant reaches of space.

NASA plans mission to Europa to find alien life

NASA has confirmed that it is planning a mission to Jupiter's moon Europa, thought to possibly have a vast ocean under its icy surface. NASA will be looking for "Europan" life.

UFO sighting: Alien spacecraft passed by with asteroid, site says

NASA has released information on asteroid 2014 BL86, which passed by Earth on Monday, but at least one group is not buying it. The object orbiting around the asteroid is a moon, NASA claimed, but some UFO trackers say that is not the case.

NASA's 'Dawn' approaches dwarf planet Ceres,takes best images yet

NASA's Dawn spacecraft, which is about 147 million miles or 237 million kilometers from dwarf planet Ceres, in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, sent home the sharpest images yet of the body.

Op-Ed: Theorists claim NASA photo shows human like figure on Mars

Does this photo from NASA's website show a human-like figure towering over the Curiosity Rover on the surface of Mars? Some people believe it does.

Got binoculars? Check out Monday's asteroid fly-by

Pasadena - Got binoculars? Monday's close encounter with Asteroid 2004 BL86 is probably the best time you'll have to use them for sky-watching in the next 13 years.

Oceans are warming so rapidly they are breaking scientific charts

Earlier this month the NOAA and NASA announced that 2014 was the hottest year ever recorded, shattering the previous records in 2005 and 2010. Now comes the news that global warming is heating the world's oceans at an unprecedented pace.

NASA cuts live video as UFO rises from Earth toward ISS [Video]

UFO researchers are up in arms after NASA cut its live video feed streamed from the International Space Station (ISS) when a UFO appeared on the feed last week.

NASA: Huge asteroid 2004 BL86 will narrowly miss Earth, Jan. 26

Pasadena - A massive asteroid, about a third of a mile in diameter, will pass close to Earth on Jan. 26. NASA says asteroid 2004 BL86 will pass safely, making closest approach at about three times the distance of Earth to the moon at 16:20 UTC, or 11:20 a.m. EST.

NASA confirms 2014 was hottest year on record

NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released a report on Friday, January 16, stating that 2014 was the hottest year known since 1880, when record-keeping began.

Astronauts take shelter after alarm at space station

Miami - Astronauts at the International Space Station rushed to take shelter Wednesday after an alert sounded that could indicate a dangerous ammonia leak, but may have been a false alarm, the US space agency said.

NASA, Nissan to build self-driving cars for Earth, Mars by 2015

NASA's Ames Research Center and Nissan North America have announced that they will join hands to develop self-driving cars for Earth and the Martian surface.

SpaceX launches cargo to ISS, rocket on recycle test

Miami - SpaceX on Saturday blasted off its Falcon 9 rocket on an historic recycling mission, after propelling the Dragon cargo ship toward the International Space Station.

Mars Curiosity photos suggest Mars may have harbored life

Detailed investigation of images taken by NASA's Curiosity rover indicates that ancient sedimentary rocks on Mars contains structures very similar to that created by Earth's microbes.

Rocket glitch forces SpaceX to abort landmark launch

Miami - A last-minute glitch forced SpaceX to abort a landmark bid Tuesday to transform rocket science into a recyclable industry by landing the first stage of the Falcon 9 on an ocean platform.

Dawn spacecraft homes in on dwarf planet

NASA's Dawn spacecraft is moving closer to a dwarf planet called Ceres. The spacecraft is expected to enter orbit in March.

Holiday lights revealed by NASA

The NOAA/NASA Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (Suomi NPP) satellite, has allowed NASA to identify how patterns in nighttime light intensity change during major holiday seasons.

NASA working to make Venus atmosphere humanity's next home

It isn't the rocky cold surface of Mars that could be humanity's next home. A NASA project wants to make Venus's atmosphere humanity's next home.

NASA's Kepler telescope finds alien 'Super Earth', may have water

NASA's Kepler space telescope has been partially restored after a malfunction in May 2013, and has begun discovering new exo-planets again.

Why aliens would know its Christmas on Earth

When Christmas comes the world lights up, literally. Those decorations you've put on the house won't just brighten up the neighbourhood, but they could be sending a message to aliens that a festive season is underway.

Op-Ed: New video released suggests UFOs live on the moon

A newly released video claims to have captured a fleet of UFO leaving the moon's surface. Here is a series of videos suggesting UFOs actually live within our own orbit . Hoax or Truth? You decide.

NASA's Voyager 1 is riding a huge cosmic tsunami

NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft, the first and only object made by humanity to reach interstellar space is still riding a cosmic tsunami it hit in February, 2014.

Organic molecules on Mars proven for the first time

It was a long time ago, but there was organic chemistry, at least at the molecular level, on Mars. Although these combinations of molecules can be made through non-organic means, that’s actually a plus.
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The Mars Curiosity rover
The Mars Curiosity rover
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The shuttle Endeavor docked at the ISS. This photo was taken by Expedition 27 crew member Paolo Nesp...
The shuttle Endeavor docked at the ISS. This photo was taken by Expedition 27 crew member Paolo Nespoli from the Soyuz TMA-20 following its undocking on May 23, 2011.
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The oil slick appears as a dull gray on the water's surface and stretches south from the Mississippi Delta with what looks like a tail
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The Earth has an amazing number of magnetic fields which interact both internally and with other ste...
The Earth has an amazing number of magnetic fields which interact both internally and with other stellar bodies in unpredictable but intriguing ways.
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NASA:  The Sun produced five eruptions over a two day period. The fourth eruption hurls white hot ma...
NASA: "The Sun produced five eruptions over a two day period. The fourth eruption hurls white hot material (circular inset) high into the solar corona."
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This composite image shows a supernova within the galaxy M100 that may contain the youngest known bl...
This composite image shows a supernova within the galaxy M100 that may contain the youngest known black hole in our cosmic neighbourhood.
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Satellite image of 2012 bloom (1/6 the size of 2011).
Satellite image of 2012 bloom (1/6 the size of 2011).
Credit: MERIS/NASA; processed by NOAA/NOS/NCCOS
Evergreen life is alive and well in Dane County  Wisconsin on New Year s Day 2012.
Evergreen life is alive and well in Dane County, Wisconsin on New Year's Day 2012.
The Jake Matijevic rock is the first test for Curiosity s robot arm which contains several analysis ...
The Jake Matijevic rock is the first test for Curiosity's robot arm which contains several analysis instruments.
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This diagram illustrates the positions of Mars  Earth and the sun during another period that occurs ...
This diagram illustrates the positions of Mars, Earth and the sun during another period that occurs approximately every 26 months, when Mars passes almost directly behind the sun from Earth's perspective. This arrangement, and the period during which it occurs, is called the Mars Solar Conjunction.
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The video taken by the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) in 171 angstrom shows sunspot 1402 erupting ...
The video taken by the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) in 171 angstrom shows sunspot 1402 erupting with an X1.8 class solar flare.
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Asteroid 2012 JU pulls away from Earth on May 15.
Asteroid 2012 JU pulls away from Earth on May 15.
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The NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar (NISAR) mission  planned for launch in 2020  will make fine m...
The NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar (NISAR) mission, planned for launch in 2020, will make fine measurements of Earth surface changes to enhance understanding of the process of climate change.
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The LSDS team in Hawaii
From left to right: Fuk Li  director of the Mars Exploration Directorate at...
The LSDS team in Hawaii From left to right: Fuk Li, director of the Mars Exploration Directorate at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California; Ian Clark, the LDSD principal investigator at JPL; Randy Lillard, the LDSD program executive in the Space Technology Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters, Washington; and Michael Gazarik, associate administrator of the Space Technology Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters.
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Toronto Christmas Market at the Distillery
Toronto Christmas Market at the Distillery
This image shows changes in the target landing area for Curiosity  the rover of NASA s Mars Science ...
This image shows changes in the target landing area for Curiosity, the rover of NASA's Mars Science Laboratory project
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The Grail probes will slip into the moon s orbit to study its uneven lunar gravity field
The Grail probes will slip into the moon's orbit to study its uneven lunar gravity field
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Another view of the Hartley 2 comet taken by NASA
Another view of the Hartley 2 comet taken by NASA
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Snow on Mount Seymour  North Vancouver  Canada.
Snow on Mount Seymour, North Vancouver, Canada.