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NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy joins Russian cosmonauts Pavel Vinogradov and Aleksandr Misurkin in Soyuz sprint to the International Space Station. Photo Credit/NASA photo


The latest tenants of the International Space Station, NASA’s Chris Cassidy and Russia’s Pavel Vinogradov and Aleksandr Misurkin, reached the six person orbital outpost in a sprint Thursday, docking in less than...

SpaceX successfully completed the second U. S. commercial re-supply mission to the International Space Station on Tuesday, as the Hawthorne, Calif., based company’s Dragon capsule splashed down in the Pacific Ocean with nearly 2,700 pounds in scientific gear and other equipment.

A SpaceX's Dragon capsule prepares to depart the International Space Station early Tuesday with nearly...

Plumes of gas rising from the December 17 impact on the Moon of the space agency’s twin GRAIL spacecraft. Animations courtesy JHUAPL/SwRI/NASA

A science instrument onboard NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) detected plumes of gas rising from the December 17 impact on the Moon of the space agency’s twin GRAIL spacecraft.

Viewing the impact sites, LRO’s Lyman Alpha Mapping Project (LAMP) aboard LRO...

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...

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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