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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.

Mars once had a massive lake, NASA reports

According to reports released by NASA, Mars' Gale Crater once contained a massive lake. NASA presented evidence that also suggests the lake existed for millions of years, long enough to sustain life.
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Downward-looking camera view of the area around Kruger National Park in northeastern South Africa  a...
Downward-looking camera view of the area around Kruger National Park in northeastern South Africa, acquired Aug. 18, 2010, by the MISR instrument on NASA’s Terra spacecraft. The imaged area is 380 kilometers (236 miles) wide. The bright white feature above and to the right of image center is the Palabora Copper Mine, and the water body near upper right is Lake Massingir in Mozambique. Kruger National Park lies between these landmarks and stretches from north to south for some 350 kilometers (2
Image: NASA/GSFC/LaRC/JPL, MISR Team
Data from NASA s Chandra X-ray Observatory have been used to discover 26 black hole candidates in th...
Data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory have been used to discover 26 black hole candidates in the Andromeda galaxy, marking the largest number of potential black holes found in a galaxy outside of our own.
Credits: X-ray: NASA/CXC/SAO/R. Barnard, Z. Lee et al.; Optical: NOAO/AURA/NSF/REU Program/B. Schoen
This handout image from NASA  one of the first images from the Curiosity rover which landed on Mars ...
This handout image from NASA, one of the first images from the Curiosity rover which landed on Mars the evening of August 5, 2012, shows the wheel of the rover after it successfully landed on Mars.
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Global perspective
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Artist depiction of Voyager spacecraft
Artist depiction of Voyager spacecraft
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Comet Elenin won t kill us  says NASA. What about Nibiru?
Comet Elenin won't kill us, says NASA. What about Nibiru?
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This tortoiseshell cat might be recommending keeping the paws snow-free.
This tortoiseshell cat might be recommending keeping the paws snow-free.
This artistic rendering of the Gravity Probe B  one of the longest running NASA and Stanford researc...
This artistic rendering of the Gravity Probe B, one of the longest running NASA and Stanford research projects, shows the satellite orbiting the Earth, measuring space-time and devising a four-dimensional description of the universe, as width, height, length, and time.
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STS-108 Commander Dominic L. Gorie and Pilot Mark Kelly  in their stations during rendezvous operati...
STS-108 Commander Dominic L. Gorie and Pilot Mark Kelly, in their stations during rendezvous operations with the International Space Station
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New color maps of Mercury.
New color maps of Mercury.
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Solar Dynamics Observatory spacecraft captured this eruption from 
March 19  2011
Solar Dynamics Observatory spacecraft captured this eruption from March 19, 2011
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This visible image was taken from NOAA s GOES-13 satellite on Friday  Oct. 26 at 1415 UTC (10:15 a.m...
This visible image was taken from NOAA's GOES-13 satellite on Friday, Oct. 26 at 1415 UTC (10:15 a.m. EDT) and shows Hurricane Sandy's huge cloud extent of up to 2,000 miles while centered over the Bahamas, and the line of clouds associated with a powerful cold front approaching the U.S. east coast.
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A strikingly beautiful image of the tadpole galaxy.
A strikingly beautiful image of the tadpole galaxy.
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Cowboy heats up some soup.
Cowboy heats up some soup.
Heating Martian Sand Grains: This plot of data from NASA s Mars rover Curiosity shows the variety of...
Heating Martian Sand Grains: This plot of data from NASA's Mars rover Curiosity shows the variety of gases released from sand grains upon heating in the Sample Analysis at Mars instrument, or SAM. The gases detected were released from fine-grain material, and include water vapor, carbon dioxide, oxygen and sulfur dioxide.
Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/GSFC
A hydrocarbon river near the north pole of Saturn moon Titan  photo taken by the Cassini spacecraft ...
A hydrocarbon river near the north pole of Saturn moon Titan, photo taken by the Cassini spacecraft on Sept. 26, 2012. The river valley stretches more than 200 miles from its ‘source’ to a large hydrocarbon sea.
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Soyuz Re-Entry
Soyuz Re-Entry
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This annotated image depicts four of the five potential landing sites for the Rosetta mission s Phil...
This annotated image depicts four of the five potential landing sites for the Rosetta mission's Philae lander.
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A winter storm in New England
A winter storm in New England
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