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We can't change when or how long we live. All that really counts is what we do. Space exploration has technical, political and mental challenges, but rewards us with surprising knowledge. It's one of humanity's noblest endeavors and the focus of my work since 1987.

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Nov 20, 2014 02:00 PM ET
A strange flow of charged hydrogen atoms around an exoplanet turns out to be stellar winds from its parent star.
Nov 18, 2014 01:49 PM ET
For the first time, physicists may have traced the source of the highest energy neutrinos -- sub-atomic particles with no electrical charge that race through the universe -- to the black hole at the center of the Milky Way.
Nov 19, 2014 06:00 AM ET
A survey of 93 quasars spread out over billions of light years shows the supermassive black holes in their cores are spinning in alignment, a hint that current models of the universe may be missing key data. Continue reading →
Nov 17, 2014 04:06 PM ET
The orbiting Rosetta spacecraft photographed the path of the Philae lander as it descended, bounced and drifted into a ditch. Continue reading →
Nov 13, 2014 11:42 AM ET
The pilot who survived the crash of Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo remained strapped in his seat as the ship broke apart.Continue reading →
Nov 11, 2014 10:15 AM ET
The comet's surface could be too hard for the spacecraft, Philae, to land, causing it to bounce back into space.
Nov 10, 2014 03:50 PM ET
Based on the scattered, jagged remains of SpaceShipTwo and the pending funeral for one of its pilots, it would be easy to assume that a design flaw of some sort was responsible for the deadly crash -- but appearances can be deceiving.
Nov 3, 2014 03:30 AM ET
It wasn’t SpaceShipTwo’s hybrid rocket motor -- which was flying on Friday with a new type of fuel -- that caused the fatal crash, the head of the accident investigation agency said late Sunday.
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