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The Space Book: From the Beginning to the End of Time, 250 Milestones in the History of Space & Astronomy by Jim Bell; Sterling Publishing Co. Inc; New York, New York; (hard cover) $29.95; May 2013.

This elegant, eye-catching book offers stunning photographs and illustrations that chronicle spacecraft exploits and astronomical observations. That’s...

NASA’s long-lived Mars Opportunity rover has joined the more recently landed and better equipped Curiosity rover in finding evidence for a chemically neutral form of water in rocks favorable for the emergence of  biological activity during the red planet’s early history.

NASA's Opportunity rover has explored Mars' since 2004. Image Credit/NASA

Both discoveries were associated with clay minerals, which...

Technicians at NASA's Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif., work on NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) observatory sitting in the base of the thermal-vacuum chamber, in order to simulate the hot and cold extremes the observatory will experience during the mission. Credit: NASA/Ames

NASA’s next mission to the Moon has moved closer to its launch later this year.

The Lunar...


Though aging, the 23-year-old Hubble Space Telescope has a new assignment in the search for planets circling other stars.

In October 2014 and February 2016, Hubble will take aim at Proxima Centauri, the nearest star to the sun.

Proxima Centauri shines brightest in this image from 1994 and the Hubble Space Telescope. Image Credit/STSI



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