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Dec 15, 2014 08:28 PM ET // Jason Major
The MESSENGER mission is approaching the end of its operational life, but before it dies, you can help NASA name 5 of Mercury's craters.
Nov 19, 2014 11:40 AM ET // Mike Wall, Space.com
Some space analysts wonder if Object 2014-28E could be part of a Russian anti-satellite program.
Nov 11, 2014 01:02 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
As if to celebrate tomorrow's landing of Philae on the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, the European Rosetta mission has detected a mysterious signal coming from the 2.5 mile-wide lump of ice and rock. Continue reading →
Oct 20, 2014 08:50 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
The HiRISE camera on board NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has become the first instrument orbiting Mars to beam back images of comet Siding Spring's nucleus and coma. Continue reading →
Oct 14, 2014 11:35 AM ET // Elizabeth Howell, Space.com
The European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft has sent home several spectacular images that show a large pyramid-shaped boulder studding the surface of its target comet.
Oct 9, 2014 04:09 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
A tiny region has been spotted in the United States generating an anomalously high concentration of methane, a potent greenhouse gas. Continue reading →
Sep 30, 2014 01:11 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Cubesats provide a valuable low-cost research space platform for institutions, universities, laboratories and space agencies, but could their use create a new hazard for the increasingly crowded orbital environment? Continue reading →
Sep 15, 2014 10:00 AM ET // Elizabeth Howell, Space.com
The United States military's high-technology branch is hoping to test out on-orbit satellite servicing in orbit in the next five years.
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