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Aug 1, 2014 01:23 PM ET
Ever found yourself wondering why we're spending money exploring space when the cash might go to better use on Earth? Trace lists the many benefits space exploration brings to people down here on terra firma -- today.
Aug 1, 2014 01:11 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Where did these 30,000 light-year high bubbles come from? Astronomers still aren't quite sure. Continue reading →
Jul 31, 2014 07:36 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Targeted for a 2020 launch, NASA's next Mars rover may look like Curiosity's twin, but it will have a very different suite of instruments aboard. Continue reading →
Jul 31, 2014 02:00 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
In this detailed view of 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, a lumpy terrain is slowly being resolved showing some surprises along the way. Continue reading →
Jul 31, 2014 12:35 PM ET // Elizabeth Howell, Space.com
A private team is priming a 36-year-old NASA spacecraft to perform new science as it travels through interplanetary space after attempts to move the probe into a position closer to Earth failed.
Jul 30, 2014 03:50 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
At 4pm PT (7pm ET) today, Discovery News and NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory will team up to bring you the latest news from NASA's Mars Science Laboratory by the scientists and engineers who drive and care for the Curiosity rover. Continue reading →
Jul 30, 2014 02:45 PM ET // Charles Q. Choi, SPACE.com
Asteroids and comets that repeatedly smashed into the early Earth covered the planet's surface with molten rock during its earliest days, but still may have left oases of water that could have supported the evolution of life, scientists say.
Jul 30, 2014 01:22 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
A double star system with misaligned protoplanetary disks around 450 light-years from Earth has been discovered, potentially explaining why some exoplanet orbits can be wildly eccentric. Continue reading →
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