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Jan 23, 2015 12:10 PM ET
Ceres is an embryonic planet that had the misfortune of seeing Jupiter crush its dreams of becoming a legit planet on its own. But the more scientists learn about the plucky dwarf, the more they like it.
Jan 16, 2015 12:00 PM ET
It's a long-range plan -- like 50 years long! -- but China has begun making serious noises about mining the moon for a form of helium that's rare here but not so rare on our little lunar buddy.
Jan 16, 2015 10:29 AM ET // Irene Klotz
The UK's Beagle 2 Mars lander, which disappeared during a landing attempt over Christmas in 2003, has finally been found by a NASA spacecraft.
Jan 16, 2015 01:15 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
The first stage rocket return attempt crashed and burned, but it proves SpaceX is on the right track to re-usability.
Jan 14, 2015 07:50 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Although possible toxic ammonia leak onboard the International Space Station on Wednesday was a false alarm, how would the crew handle a real emergency on the orbiting outpost?
Jan 10, 2015 08:00 AM ET // Mike Wall, Space.com
Saturday's attempt required a big step up in touchdown precision.
Jan 6, 2015 07:30 AM ET // Tariq Malik, Space.com
SpaceX called off the Dragon launch less than two minutes before its planned liftoff.
Jan 5, 2015 05:50 PM ET // Irene Klotz
For more than 50 years, rockets have been launching into space. On Tuesday, for the first time one will attempt to land as well.
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