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Aug 19, 2014 01:20 PM ET // Mike Wall, Space.com
You may never set foot on Mars, but your words and pictures could land there later this year.
Aug 18, 2014 04:44 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Some of the most dazzling views from the International Space Station happen when the sun goes down and the city light turn on. Continue reading →
Aug 14, 2014 02:01 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Thanks to a massive effort by 30,716 volunteers, scientists have pinpointed what appear to be seven precious specks of dust from outside the solar system, each bearing unique stories of exploded stars, cold interstellar clouds and other past cosmic lives.
Aug 11, 2014 12:55 PM ET // Elizabeth Howell, Space.com
Two Mars-bound spacecraft are both in excellent health ahead of their September arrivals in orbit around the Red Planet, managers for both missions report.
Aug 9, 2014 01:05 AM ET // Irene Klotz
A prototype inflatable braking system to land heavy payloads on Mars aced a debut test flight in June. Continue reading →
Aug 5, 2014 08:20 AM ET // Mike Wall, Space.com
Two years ago this week, much of the world held its breath as a rocket-powered sky crane lowered NASA's huge Curiosity rover to the surface of Mars on cables.
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.
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.
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