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Dec 19, 2014 11:34 AM ET
Methane is such a promising sign for the existence of biological life that it's hard not to get excited when it's detected on Mars. But Amy Shira-Teitel runs down some other ways the gas could be observed on the Red Planet without their being life.
Dec 15, 2014 09:00 AM ET // Calla Cofield, SPACE.com
Olaf, the goofy snowman from Disney's hit film Frozen, is floating aboard the International Space Station.
Dec 8, 2014 04:33 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Human waste has been a hassle for spaceflight since the dawn of the space age -- but now it could transform our push toward the final frontier. Continue reading →
Dec 5, 2014 11:58 AM ET // Irene Klotz
NASA's new Orion spaceship nailed its orbital debut flight, splashing down in the Pacific Ocean after a 4.5-hour journey.
Dec 5, 2014 10:00 AM ET // Discovery News
Follow the historic test flight of NASA Orion spacecraft in these photos.
Dec 1, 2014 09:21 AM ET // Charles Q. Choi, Astrobiology Magazine
A robot that can scale the faces of steep cliffs might one day help explore Mars and find signs of life.
Nov 26, 2014 01:40 PM ET // Calla Cofield, SPACE.com
Like most Americans back on the ground, astronauts aboard the International Space Station will celebrate Thanksgiving with a feast: NASA food scientists have created zero-g versions of classic Thanksgiving dishes for this week's celebration.
Nov 24, 2014 10:21 AM ET
With a few brief exceptions, NASA's New Horizons probe has been asleep since 2006 while it zooms toward Pluto. But it's almost time for the craft to wake up and dial in on the former planet. Amy tells us what the plucky probe will be studying.
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