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Brand New Look at the Face of Mars

published 1 day ago
Brand New Look at the Face of Mars
A map captures the Martian craters, valleys and peaks in stunning detail and offers ideas on where the rovers of the future might land.

Henry Hartsfield Jr. Is Dead at 80; Flew, With Fortune, on 3 Shuttles

published 2 days ago
Henry Hartsfield Jr. Is Dead at 80; Flew, With Fortune, on 3 Shuttles
Mr. Hartsfield, who logged 483 hours in space, flew on the Columbia and the Challenger before they met disaster.

More Eyes on the Skies

published Mon, Jul 21 2014 15:16 GMT
More Eyes on the Skies
Construction is starting on several gargantuan observatories, mostly in Chile, the most ambitious spree of telescope-making in the history of astronomy.

Out There: Stalking the Shadow Universe

published Wed, Jul 16 2014 07:00 GMT
It has long been theorized that it is dark matter that provides the scaffolding for stars and galaxies. Now, scientists are using computer simulations to show us the universe we can’t see.

Would-Be Rescuers of Zombie Spacecraft Had Previously Solved a NASA Mystery

published Tue, Jul 15 2014 16:06 GMT
A project by Dennis Wingo and Keith Cowing involved the rescuing of magnetic tapes from five robotic craft photographing the moon’s surface.