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Aug 5, 2015 12:52 PM ET
When NASA's New Horizons spacecraft did its historic flyby of Pluto recently, what did all of the new data in that photo op tell scientists about the plucky little world? DNews Space Producer Dr. Ian O'Neill shares the details.
Jul 28, 2015 01:01 PM ET
There might not be ships crashing in it, but there is a region of space where computers crash, telescopes can't function, and satellites shutdown.
Jul 28, 2015 01:30 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Crash investigators have found Scaled Composites responsible for the fatal SpaceShipTwo accident that claimed the life of the vehicle's test pilot last year.
Jul 21, 2015 12:40 PM ET // Elizabeth Howell
New Horizons survived 9.5 years in space before taking pictures of Pluto. How do spacecraft engineers keep their machines going for so long?
Jul 10, 2015 07:39 AM ET // Irene Klotz
Hints of what New Horizons will find have been trickling in as the piano-sized probe nears Pluto’s domain some 3 billion miles away. Continue reading →
Jul 9, 2015 07:59 AM ET // Calla Cofield, SPACE.com
NASA's New Horizons probe has officially begun to execute its sequence of Pluto flyby observations as it zooms toward its closest approach to the dwarf planet on July 14.
Jul 7, 2015 12:05 PM ET // Elizabeth Howell
This summer marks the 20th anniversary of the excellent movie, Apollo 13 -- these are 20 things we still love about the film.
Jul 6, 2015 11:32 AM ET // Irene Klotz
Good news: NASA’s Pluto-bound New Horizons spacecraft should be back collecting science data Tuesday, with no impact to next week’s planned flyby.
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