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Pluto Picture (Source: NASA)

Conditions On Pluto: Incredibly Hazy With Flowing Ice

Scientists said Pluto in covered in flowing ice and is hazier than they expected.

07/24/2015

The artist's concept depicts NASA's Kepler mission's smallest habitable zone planet. Seen in the foreground is Kepler-62f, a super-Earth-size planet in the habitable zone of a star smaller and cooler than the sun, located about 1,200 light-years from Earth in the constellation Lyra. (Source: NASA Ames/JPL-Caltech/Tim Pyle)

Newly Discovered Planet May Harbor Life

A recently discovery planet in a in a solar system that is 1,400 light years from our own may harbor life.

07/23/2015

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket attached to the cargo-only capsule called Dragon lifts off from the launch pad on October 7, 2012 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. The rocket is bringing cargo to the International Space Station that consists of clothing, equipment and science experiments. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

SpaceX Says 2-Foot Strut Snapped, Brought Down Rocket

SpaceX suspects a 2-foot steel strut snapped inside its rocket and led to last month’s launch accident.

07/20/2015

Cuba appears at the top of this high oblique image, photographed by one of the Expedition 38 crew members aboard the International Space Station. (Source: NASA.gov)

Space Station Astronauts Take Shelter From Space Junk

Astronauts at the International Space Station were forced to seek emergency shelter from a piece of space junk on Thursday.

07/16/2015

Pluto Picture (Source: NASA)

NASA Scientists Pour Over New Pluto Pictures

Pictures snapped Monday gave us our first clear look at Pluto, our solar system’s most famous dwarf planet, thanks to New Horizons.

07/15/2015

In this handout provided by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the dwarf planet Pluto is shown on July 14, 2015.  Photo taken by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft. 
(Photo by NASA)

Pluto Up Close: Spacecraft Achieves Flyby, Then Calls Home

Culminating a journey from planet Earth that spanned 3 billion miles and 9 ½ years, the moment of closest approach to Pluto for the New Horizons spacecraft came Tuesday at 7:49 AM.

07/14/2015

In this handout provided by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the dwarf planet Pluto is shown on July 14, 2015.  Photo taken by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft. 
(Photo by NASA)

Local Planetarium Celebrates Pluto Flyby

New Horizons blasted into space in 2006. Tuesday morning, scientists at mission control broke out into cheers as the spacecraft finally flew past the most famous dwarf planet in our solar system. We’ve now gotten up close to every planet from Mercury to Pluto.

07/14/2015

The New Horizons spacecraft atop an Atlas V rocket lifts off 19 January 2006 at the Kennedy Space Center, Florida. The spacecraft is on a trailblazing probe to Pluto, at the solar system's outermost limits, following two days of delays       AFP PHOTO/Bruce Weaver (Photo: BRUCE WEAVER/AFP/Getty Images)

Little Pluto Bigger Than Scientists Thought As Flyby Looms

Pluto, once considered the ninth planet from the sun, is a little bigger than anyone imagined.

07/13/2015

The NASA logo on a protective box for a camera near the space shuttle Endeavour April 28, 2011 at Kennedy Space Center in Florida as preparations are under way for an April 29 launch of Endeavour, which will be its last flight. (STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

It’s Showtime For Pluto; Prepare To Be Amazed By NASA Flyby

Pluto, reveal thyself, and Earthlings, enjoy the show.

07/12/2015

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket attached to the cargo-only capsule called Dragon lifts off from the launch pad on October 7, 2012 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. The rocket is bringing cargo to the International Space Station that consists of clothing, equipment and science experiments. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

NASA’s New Commercial Crew Astronauts: Each Wants To Fly 1st

The four NASA astronauts, dubbed the Commercial Crew Cadre, chosen to fly on the first test flights of commercial spacecraft said Friday they haven’t come up yet with a more media-savvy name.

07/10/2015

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