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Depressions on surface of Mars offer clues for life

Austin - Was there life on Mars? This question continues to interest many people. The area to focus on, according to a new study, are the surface features, especially the depressions located close to volcanoes.

SpaceX launches, lands rocket for first time since September blast

Miami - SpaceX on Saturday successfully launched and landed its first unmanned Falcon 9 rocket since a costly and complicated launchpad explosion in September.

SpaceX poised to launch for first time since Sept blast

Miami - SpaceX is poised to launch a Falcon 9 rocket on Saturday, marking its first return to flight since a costly and complicated launchpad explosion in September.

French, US astronauts install batteries outside space station

Miami - French astronaut Thomas Pesquet floated into space on his first-ever spacewalk Friday, and helped install three new, refrigerator-sized lithium-ion batteries to upgrade the power system at the International Space Station.

Asteroid just flew by Earth and we barely saw it coming

Early Monday morning, while people on the East Coast were making coffee, dropping kids off at school, and cursing in traffic, a space rock as big as a 10-story building slipped past Earth.

Mysterious radio bursts in space detected

Scientists have pinpointed the source of ‘mysterious’ radio bursts coming from outer space. The radio signals have long represented one of the most persistent puzzles in modern astronomy.

NASA announces two missions to study early solar system

Washington - The US space agency NASA announced two unmanned missions to asteroids designed to study one of the earliest eras in the history of the solar system.They have been dubbed Lucy and Psyche, and NASA hopes to launch them in 2021 and 2023, respectively.

Milky Way: glimpses of a 'star factory' at work

Paris - The European Space Agency on Wednesday released stunning images of baby stars taking shape inside the Milky Way's Orion nebula.

NASA issues stunning photographs of Christmas in space

Houston - The astronauts on the International Space Station are celebrating Christmas Day in the same way as many people on Earth will celebrate the holiday. To add a special touch, NASA have issued some stunning December 25 pictures.

'Passengers' and the real-life science of deep space travel

Los Angeles - From "Aliens" to "Interstellar," Hollywood has long used suspended animation to overcome the difficulties of deep space travel, but the once-fanciful sci-fi staple is becoming scientific fact.

Thousands to attend American space legend John Glenn's memorial

Columbus - Thousands were expected to gather Saturday in Ohio for a memorial service to pay tribute to American space legend John Glenn, who died last week at the age of 95.

All eyes on Trump over Mars

Paris - The year 2016 has seen a rekindling of the human desire to conquer Mars, with public and private interests openly vying to take the first step on the Red Planet, possibly with a stopover on the Moon.

Europe's own satnav Galileo goes live

Bruxelles - After 17 years, numerous setbacks and three times over budget, Europe's Galileo satnav system went live Thursday, promising to outperform rivals and guarantee regional self-reliance.

All 'Original Seven' American astronauts now dead

Miami - John Glenn's passing on Thursday means that the first seven American astronauts chosen to lead the fledging US space program in 1959 are now dead, ending a groundbreaking chapter in American history.

Buzz Aldrin discharged from New Zealand hospital

Christchurch - US moonwalker Buzz Aldrin was discharged from a New Zealand hospital Friday, a week after he was evacuated from the South Pole after a health scare."Bye bye New Zealand!

Buzz Aldrin pays tribute to 'world icon' John Glenn

Wellington - Moonwalker Buzz Aldrin paid tribute Friday to pioneer astronaut John Glenn, describing the first American to orbit the Earth as a world icon.

Buzz Aldrin pays tribute to 'world icon' John Glenn

Wellington - Moonwalker Buzz Aldrin paid tribute Friday to pioneer astronaut John Glenn, describing the first American to orbit the Earth as a world icon.

Buzz Aldrin pays tribute to 'world icon' John Glenn

Wellington - Moonwalker Buzz Aldrin paid tribute Friday to pioneer astronaut John Glenn, describing the first American to orbit the Earth as a world icon.

American space legend John Glenn dead at 95

Columbus - John Glenn, who made history twice as the first American to orbit Earth and the first senior citizen to venture into space, has died at the age of 95.

Astronaut John Glenn dies aged 95

Former astronaut John Glenn, who was the first American to orbit Earth, has died aged 95. Glenn also served as a marine and U.S. senator.

Russian authorities inspecting crashed spacecraft debris

Moscow - Authorities in Russia's Siberian region of Tuva on Monday were examining several pieces of the Progress cargo spaceship found after it crashed last week having failed to reach orbit.

Buzz Aldrin recovering after polar evacuation, can't go home

Christchurch - Retired US astronaut and the second man to walk on the moon, Buzz Aldrin, was recovering after his medical evacuation from Antarctica but is not yet able to return home, his manager Christina Korp said Sunday.

Buzz Aldrin recovering after polar evacuation, can't go home

Christchurch - Retired US astronaut and the second man to walk on the moon, Buzz Aldrin, was recovering after his medical evacuation from Antarctica but is not yet able to return home, his manager Christina Korp said Sunday.

Buzz Aldrin recovering after polar evacuation, can't go home

Christchurch - Retired US astronaut and the second man to walk on the moon, Buzz Aldrin, was recovering after his medical evacuation from Antarctica but is not yet able to return home, his manager Christina Korp said Sunday.

Most astronauts need to wear glasses after return to Earth

Houston - A curious fact: most astronauts returning to Earth need to wear glasses shortly after setting foot back on the planet. The reason has confounded scientists until now.

Moonwalker Buzz Aldrin medically evacuated from South Pole

Miami - Buzz Aldrin, the 86-year-old retired US astronaut who was the second man to walk on the Moon, has been evacuated from the South Pole for medical reasons, officials said Thursday.

Strange radio waves emanating from space

Astrophysicists have detected gamma rays that are associated with one of mysterious intergalactic fast radio bursts. Such mysterious flashes of radio waves from deep space continue to be detected.

Did a solar storm damage Earth’s magnetic field?

A review of data, relating to the summer of 2015, suggests a solar storm struck the Earth’s magnetic field. This unprecedented event lasted a couple of hours, and it could have shrunk the Earth’s magnetosphere.

Future solar storm could cause trillions in damage to technology

In 1859, an invisible wave crashed into the Earth. Electrons, swept up like so much detritus in the magnetic current, coursed along telegraph wires.

Computer glitch blamed for European Mars lander crash

Paris - A tiny lander that crashed on Mars last month flew into the Red Planet at 540 kilometres (335 miles) per hour instead of gently gliding to a stop, after a computer misjudged its altitude, scientists said.
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HST-Spitzer Composite of Galactic Center (Full-field)
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Dark Matter cast
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NASA image show Christmas in outer space.
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Nearly 200,000 light-years from Earth, the Large Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy of the Milky Way, floats in space, in a long and slow dance around our galaxy.
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A view of New York CIty from Central Park.
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The International Space Station is featured in this image photographed by an STS-133 crew member on space shuttle Discovery after the station and shuttle began their post-undocking relative separation. Undocking of the two spacecraft occurred at 7 a.m. (EST) on March 7, 2011
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An illustration of the X-37B  the unmanned successor to the space shuttle.
An illustration of the X-37B, the unmanned successor to the space shuttle.
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A look at the Moon with Venus off to the right, the planet itself appeared larger and brighter/clearer than this image depicts
Venus  as seen from Fairfax County  Va  just outside Washington DC on Mar. 26  2012
Venus, as seen from Fairfax County, Va, just outside Washington DC on Mar. 26, 2012
NASA image of Christmas lights in NE USA
NASA image of Christmas lights in NE USA
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Mars Near Opposition 1995-2005: 2001
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This new view of spiral galaxy IC 342, also known as Caldwell 5, includes data from NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, or NuSTAR.
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Photos taken of the northern lights above the AuroraMax Observatory in Yellowknife, Canada
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Total lunar eclipse captured January 20-21, 2000
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NASA astronaut Andrew Feustel, STS-134 mission specialist, participates in the mission's second spacewalk.
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Artist's representation of a habitation on Mars.
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In Halo: Reach, one level lets you take control of a spaceship to battle enemies
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Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) scientists and engineers monitor the movements of India's Mars orbiter at their Spacecraft Control Center in the southern Indian city of Bangalore
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