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Close fly-by of asteroid Toutatis this week!

Potentially hazardous asteroid Toutatis, an asteroid with an estimated diameter of over 3 miles (5.4 km), will make its close approach to Earth this week.

Slooh Space Camera will cover its near-approach on Tuesday, December 11th, with several live shows on Slooh.com, free to the...

The outside advice directed at NASA and theU. S.civil space program came in waves this week, just as the space agency was unveiling changes to its Mars exploration program, including plans for the launching of a second Curiosity class rover in 2020.

Apollo 11 skipper Neil Armstrong pauses after humanity's first walk on the moon. Photo Credit/NASA Photo

 

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NASA’s long legacy of achievement, from the Apollo moon missions to the assembly of the International Space Station and the landing of the Curiosity rover on Mars, is in jeopardy, according to a new study from the National Research Council.

Artist's view of Mars. Image Credit/NASA

Key findings from NASA’s Strategic Direction and the Need for a National Consensus suggest that neither the public nor the agency itself...

Credit: NASA Earth Observatory/NOAA NGDC

The night side of Earth twinkles with light, and the first thing to stand out is the cities. “Nothing tells us more about the spread of humans across the Earth than city lights,” asserts Chris Elvidge, a NOAA scientist who has studied this specialized imagery for 20 years.

A new global view and animation of Earth’s city lights is a...

Robot as Time magazine's Person of the Year?

Here’s your chance to nominate the Curiosity Mars rover as Time magazine’s “Person of the Year”.

 

“You may own a cool car — you may even own a truly great car — but it’s a cinch that no matter how fantastic it is, it can never be anything more than the second best car in the solar system,” explains Time magazine. “The greatest of all is the Mars...

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