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Feb 25, 2014 12:42 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata has captured many impressive views through his camera lens, but this is one of the most beautiful. Continue reading →
Feb 18, 2014 11:35 AM ET // Amy Shira Teitel
It's been just over 50 years since NASA launched its last passive communications satellite. Continue reading →
Feb 18, 2014 01:38 PM ET // Mark Thompson
Europe's Rosetta comet-chasing mission is a triumph in engineering, but none of it would have been possible without an intimate knowledge of Kepler's laws of planetary motion.
Feb 18, 2014 03:12 PM ET // Irene Klotz
The world's newest satellite launch site is off to a busy start, with 16 spacecraft put into orbit within a week -- and no rocket required.
Feb 6, 2014 01:00 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Japanese space station astronaut Koichi Wakata photographs a beautiful scene of the moon hanging above the Earth from orbit. Continue reading →
Jan 16, 2014 12:14 PM ET // AFP
Japanese space scientists are set to trial a tether they hope will help pull junk out of orbit around Earth, clearing up tonnes of planetary clutter.
Jan 14, 2014 01:40 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Mars has some of the most breathtaking examples of dunes anywhere in the solar system -- best of all, we have a powerful high-resolution camera staring down at these enigmatic wind-blown features.
Dec 11, 2013 08:50 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
A coolant system glitch on the International Space Station has forced several of the orbital outpost's modules offline as astronauts and ground control manage the problem. Continue reading →
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