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The up-coming close flyby of asteroid DA14 is stirring up considerable attention.

On Friday, Feb. 15, the 50-meter-wide asteroid DA14 will pass within 17,000 miles of Earth, closer than a typical communications satellite.

This space rock, if it were to impact our planet rather than nearly...

New poll indicates support for a U.S. humans to Mars mission. Credit: NASA

A new national opinion poll has found a “Mars Generation” that’s confident humans will go to Mars by 2033.

When told that there are currently two operational NASA rovers on Mars – the NASA Curiosity and Opportunity rovers — 67 percent of respondents...

 

 

Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield peak out from behind Robonaut aboard the International Space Station. Photo Credit/NASA Photo

Normally overwhelmed with work, the U. S., Canadian and Russian crew of the International Space Station previewed a song about space travel and made time to chat with...

Curiosity rover self-portrait at drill site. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

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The latest Mars image mosaic as seen through the lens of the High Resolution Stereo Camera on ESA’s Mars Express. Credit: ESA/DLR/FU Berlin (G. Neukum); images processed by F. Jansen (ESA).

The European Space Agency’s Mars Express orbiter is a busy bird.

Thanks to its high-resolution camera system, the spacecraft has imaged nearly 90% of Mars’...

NASA’s next mission to Mars is now assembled and has started environmental testing, headed toward launch later this year.

The Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) spacecraft is now undergoing environmental testing at Lockheed Martin’s Space Systems facilities, near Denver, Colorado – the designer and builder of the probe.

On arrival at the red planet, MAVEN will be the first mission devoted to...

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