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Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo Crash Traced to Co-Pilot Error

published 1 day ago
Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo Crash Traced to Co-Pilot Error
Federal investigators said the manufacturer failed to consider that a pilot might prematurely unlock a mechanism for the space plane’s descent.

Pluto’s Atmosphere Is Thinner Than Expected, but Still Looks Hazy

published Fri, Jul 24 2015 21:57 GMT
Pluto’s Atmosphere Is Thinner Than Expected, but Still Looks Hazy
Even though scientists thought Pluto’s atmosphere had thickened over the last 26 years, new images show that its atmosphere is thinner and might be in the beginning stages of collapse.

NASA Unveils New Pluto Photographs

published Fri, Jul 24 2015 16:13 GMT
NASA released more photos taken by the New Horizons spacecraft on its flyby of Pluto, showing the dwarf planet in color and at a higher resolution.

Kepler Data Reveals What Might Be Best ‘Goldilocks’ Planet Yet

published Thu, Jul 23 2015 11:04 GMT
Kepler Data Reveals What Might Be Best ‘Goldilocks’ Planet Yet
NASA astronomers announced the discovery of Kepler 452b, which is 1,400 light-years away and orbits a sunlike star every 385 days.

Soyuz Space Capsule Blasts Off

published Thu, Jul 23 2015 08:34 GMT
The spacecraft was launched from a Russian facility in Kazakhstan and is carrying a Russian, an American and a Japanese citizen to the International Space Station.