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NASA's Dawn spacecraft has resumed normal operations after a high-energy particle event forced the mission to enter safe mode, knocking its ion drive offline. Continue reading →
Some craters can be deceiving. Continue reading →
A spacecraft chasing a comet in deep space has found that its target is surprisingly dark in color.
Amazingly, in a sprawling city of 1.2 million people, the impact near the international airport did not cause any known injuries.
On Sunday (Sept. 7), a house-sized interplanetary interloper will fly past Earth at a distance of only 20,000 miles -- that's one-tenth of the distance from the Earth to the moon. Continue reading →
Russian state media has announced a Russia-US agreement to share information in the event of natural or man-made disasters, despite the escalating unrest in Eastern Ukraine.
It marks the first time a spacecraft has been sent into orbit around a comet.
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.
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