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Jun 30, 2014 11:40 AM ET // Mike Wall, Space.com
New NASA gear that could help humanity set up an outpost on Mars has gotten its first test flight.
Jun 25, 2014 03:19 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Nine months after unveiling plans for high-altitude balloon rides -- high enough for passengers to see the curvature of Earth against the blackness of space -- World View has successfully tested a one-tenth size mockup. Continue reading →
Jun 23, 2014 06:56 PM ET // Jason Major
Mars' dusty atmosphere has surprised scientists. Continue reading →
Jun 19, 2014 07:40 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter HiRISE camera has 'shot' (as in photographed), not one, but three dust devils in action on the red planet's surface. Continue reading →
Jun 9, 2014 05:33 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Pluto is often considered to be a 'binary planet' with its largest moon Charon and now it seems that both share more than a common orbit -- they may share a thin atmosphere. Continue reading →
May 30, 2014 01:20 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
While camping out under some of the darkest skies in the U.S., photographer Gavin Heffernan captured the beautiful ionization trail of a Camelopardalid meteor. Continue reading →
May 22, 2014 02:39 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Fragments of the asteroid recovered after the powerful Feb. 15, 2013, airburst show it contained an unusual form of the mineral jadeite embedded in glassy structures known as shock veins. Continue reading →
Apr 10, 2014 03:27 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
When it comes to strapping rockets to anything, you'd be hard pressed to find anyone better at it than NASA. Continue reading →
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