CATEGORY: Space
NASA Space Probe Makes Historic Pluto Flyby
July 15, 2015

After a journey of nine years and some 3 billion miles, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft flew by the dwarf planet Pluto and its five moons yesterday morning. Read More

10 Fascinating Facts About the Hubble Space Telescope
April 23, 2015

A quarter of a century after its mission began, get the lowdown on the telescope that helped revolutionize humanity’s understanding of the cosmos. Read More

45 Years Ago, Apollo 13 Launches
April 10, 2015

At 2:13 p.m. on April 11, 1970, Apollo 13 lifted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, embarking on what was supposed to be the third space mission to land on the Moon. Read More

Lighting Simulation Offers More Proof of Moon Landing
September 26, 2014

A new virtual lighting model by computer graphics chipmaker Nvidia debunks claims that the Apollo moon landings were staged. Read More

Navy Christens Research Ship Named for Sally Ride
August 12, 2014

The U.S. Navy has christened a new research vessel named in honor of the first American woman in space, Sally Ride. Read More

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Transiting Exoplanet with Longest Known Year Found
July 24, 2014

Using the Kepler telescope, astronomers have found an orbiting body with the longest year—704 days—of any transiting exoplanet yet discovered. Read More

After 36 Years, Spacecraft May Be Headed Home
June 16, 2014

Thanks to a determined group of civilians, a spacecraft launched in the 1970s and shut down by NASA in 1997 may finally be coming back into Earth’s orbit. Read More

Scientists Spot an Earth-Size Planet 500 Light-Years Away
April 18, 2014

Astronomers studying data from NASA’s Kepler space-based telescope announce they have discovered a distant planet that appears remarkably similar to Earth. Read More

Asteroid Trio Gives Earth a Close Shave
March 6, 2014

Three asteroids passed by Earth this week closer than the distance from us to the moon. Read More

Chinese Spacecraft Lands on Moon
December 16, 2013

The unmanned Chinese spacecraft Chang’e 3 and lunar rover Yutu (“Jade Rabbit”) made a historic landing on the moon this weekend. Read More

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