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Meteoritic samples of asteroid Vesta have been used to determine that it was hit by a flurry of other asteroids roughly four billion years ago. This sample of fragmented rock was produced by those impact events when they tore up basaltic lava flows and solidified subsurface magma chambers to produce an impact breccia. The sample is seen on a microscope used to study these...

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Monday’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space-related activities from across the globe. In Washington, Congress recesses for two weeks after the U. S. House and Senate reach agreement on a Continuing Budget...

At 8:30 p.m. today (your local time), many people, organizations and landmarks around the world will observe Earth Hour by turning off their lights for an hour to raise awareness regarding climate change and our planet’s sustainability.

From the Empire State Building in New York, to the Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to your...

Planck mission explains evolution of universe. Image Credit/ESA and NASA

The European Space Agency’s Planck mission is revealing new details about the early universe, prompting scientists to revise estimates for the age, makeup, material consistency and expansion of the cosmos following the Big Bang.

The European space telescope...

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Friday’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities under way around the world. The European Space Agency’s Planck mission delivers the most detailed images yet of the radiance emitted by the...

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Thursday’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities under way across the globe. Experts differ on whether NASA’s distant Voyager 1 spacecraft has left the solar system. The U. S. Senate and...

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Wednesday’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from across the globe. In Washington D.C., U. S. space experts outline the risks of catastrophic impact posed by asteroids and other Near...

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Tuesday’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from around the globe. NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover returns to “safe mode” in response to a new computer glitch. The FBI detains a Chinese...

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Monday’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from across the globe, plus a look at weekend events. Three U.S. and Russian astronauts return safely to Earth from the International Space...

Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity has clicked away to create a panoramic view of Mount Sharp. The lower slopes of Mount Sharp are the major destination for the wheeled robot.

A mosaic of images from the Mast Camera (Mastcam) on Curiosity shows Mount Sharp in a white-...

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