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Mars Water

Water Once Flowed on Mars, Rover Pictures Suggest

NASA’s Curiosity rover has detected powerful evidence for fast-flowing tributaries on the Red Planet in the form of ancient streambeds

Voyager 1

6 Fascinating Facts About Space Probe Voyager 1

On the 35th anniversary of the launch of space probe Voyager 1, explore six cool facts about the farthest manmade object from Earth.

Official Portrait of Neil Armstrong

Remembering Neil Armstrong: Slideshow

Explore the incredible career of astronaut Neil Armstrong, who died Saturday at 82.

Curiosity Rover

Mars and Martian Mania: A Brief History

As NASA’s rover Curiosity continues the quest to find life on Mars, explore five key events that piqued the public interest in the Red Planet.

Sally Ride

Remembering Sally Ride, Space Pioneer

Take a look back at the incredible career of astronaut Sally Ride, who died Monday at age 61.

Telstar

The Birth of Satellite TV, 50 Years Ago

On the 50th anniversary of the first live transatlantic television feed beamed by Telstar, revisit the historic broadcast of July 23, 1962.

Skylab Crash

The Day Skylab Crashed to Earth: Facts About the First U.S. Space Station’s Re-Entry

On the anniversary of Skylab’s plunge to Earth on July 11, 1979, discover how the world celebrated, feared and commercialized the spectacular event.

Moon Formation

Where Does the Moon Come From?

As new research casts doubt on a leading theory about how the moon came into being, explore various lunar formation models.

Solar Storm

A Perfect Solar Superstorm: The 1859 Carrington Event

The solar storm that hit Earth last Thursday delivered only a glancing blow, but in 1859 the planet wasn’t so lucky.

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7 Things You May Not Know About John Glenn and Friendship 7

On the 50th anniversary of this historic space flight, here are some facts you might not know about the first American to orbit the Earth.

Apollo 1

45 Years Ago: Apollo 1 Mission Ends in Disaster

Find out about the Apollo 1 disaster and how the American space program rebounded from the tragedy to put a human on the moon.

Mars

40 Years Ago: Mars Exploration Milestone Reached

On November 14, 1971, NASA’s Mariner 9 reached Mars, becoming the first spacecraft to orbit another planet.

Expanding Universe

Was Expanding Universe Discoverer Too Humble for Hubble?

Edwin Hubble didn’t censor proof that Georges Lemaître beat him to an astronomical breakthrough, evidence suggests.