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What to do about Earth-threatening space rocks? Credit: Texas A&M

If an asteroid has Earth’s name on it, how best to deflect such an incoming menace?

A spurt of special spray paint is the possible answer from Dave Hyland, professor of physics and astronomy and also a faculty member in the aerospace...

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Thursday’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from around the world. The success of U. S. space policy relies on a balance of government, commercial and international programs. On Mars,...

The White House and Congress are on course for another showdown over Sequestration -- a round of automatic federal spending cuts -- set for March 1.

It’s a replay of the confrontation they managed to avoid just before New Year’s Day.

This time, the cuts may take affect, according to experts. President Obama has urged lawmakers to pursue a less drastic course. His critics say he set sequestration in motion.

In all, sequestration would force $85 billion in budget reductions through Sept. 30, or the end of the 2013 fiscal year.

At NASA, efforts to foster competitive commercial crew services capable of transporting astronauts to and from the International Space Station...

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Wednesday’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from around the world. Friday’s dual asteroid encounter has scientists and policy makers still talking about the consequences. The...

Giant Magellan Telescope. Credit: GMT Organization

Credit: NASA/Kepler...

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Tuesday’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from around the world. Studies of the Higgs boson raise new concerns for the future of the universe. In Russia,  searchers begin to recover...

Size of 2012 DA14. Credit: Michael Carroll (used with permission)

That close flyby of Earth by a space rock should provide new data critical to understanding the potential hazards that other asteroids could pose if they collide with the Earth.

Shortly after the destructive Russian fireball event on February 15, asteroid 2012 DA14 passed ultra-close to the Earth.

This encounter never...

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Monday’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space-related activities from around the globe. The surprise explosion of a Near Earth Object over Russia early Friday and the subsequent predicted close encounter...

The skies have spoken, and their message was one of concern.

Early Friday, while people around the world watched and waited for an asteroid half the size of a football field, 2012 DA14, to skim by the Earth between the orbits of communications and navigational satellites, a smaller undetected asteroid fragment exploded over Russia, generating a shock wave that damaged structures in the city of Chelyabinsk and injured a reported 1,200 people.

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QC Bot, a close relative of NASA's Mars Curiosity rover, roams the halls of a hospital, checking vital signs, dispensing medicine, picking up trash. Photo credit/Vecna Technologies

In Gale Crater on Mars, NASA’s Curiosity rover, is examining the rock and soil before it begins a long trek up Mt. Sharp in search of evidence the now cold dry planet was once warm and wet enough to host...

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