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Dec 19, 2014 03:21 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
In a mesmerizing new video released by NASA, the full reentry of the Orion test space vehicle is chronicled -- and it's a phenomenal 10-minute ride from fiery reentry to sudden splashdown into the Pacific Ocean.
Dec 19, 2014 02:10 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, which views the cosmos in infrared light, has taken a fresh look at the beautiful Flame Nebula, revealing some fascinating features that would otherwise remain invisible.
Dec 19, 2014 12:56 PM ET // Jason Major
This image, a composite of x-ray, infrared, and optical data, shows the most massive galaxy cluster ever discovered at its distance: a staggering 9.6 billion light-years away, altogether containing the equivalent mass of 400 trillion suns. Continue reading →
Dec 18, 2014 09:55 AM ET
We may have found evidence that elusive, mysterious dark matter -- something for which there is no direct proof -- is actually sterile neutrinos. And that's going to take some explaining, by way of a speed-tutorial on quantum mechanics from Julian.
Dec 18, 2014 06:03 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
NASA's Kepler space telescope has detected its first new extrasolar planet after mission engineers were able to save the mission from a premature death after two of the exoplanet hunter's four stabilizing reaction wheels failed last year.
Dec 18, 2014 03:37 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Tonight, at 10 p.m. ET (7 p.m. PT), Discovery Channel will air a behind-the-scenes documentary of NASA's Mars Science Laboratory mission.
Dec 17, 2014 08:11 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
In a proposed experiment for the newly-recommissioned Large Hadron Collider, physicists want to focus on the Higgs boson for clues as to why the universe is filled with matter and not antimatter.
Dec 16, 2014 03:34 PM ET // Jason Major
Already running on fumes as its fuel reserves dwindled, Venus Express' most recent attempts at maintaining its altitude fell short.
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