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THE WOODLANDS, TEXAS – New images and data highlight the diversity of Vesta’s surface and reveal unusual geologic features, some of which were never previously seen on asteroids.

These results were detailed here today at the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, now underway here at The Woodlands, Texas.

For one...

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Wednesday’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from around the world.  The commercial space industry seeks extended liability shielding to keep U. S. companies...

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Tuesday’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space-related activities from across the globe.  Astronauts on long duration space missions face a new health obstacle. A mild winter fades to spring...

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Monday’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from around the world, including a roundup of weekend events. North Korea’s plans for an April satellite launch cause...

NASA's WISE mission provides all sky survey in infrared wavelenghs revealing new star birth. Photo Credit/NASA

 

A new portrait of the universe, 14 years in the making by NASA’s workhorse Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer space telescope, reveals a surprising half-billion celestial objects — some far and others quite close...

First spacewalk: Aleksei Leonov left his Voskhod 2 capsule in 1965.

Here’s a retro-fire back into the space-time continuum.

It was on this day, back on March 18, 1965, that the first spacewalk – or extravehicular activity (EVA) took place.

Soviet cosmonaut Aleksei Leonov left his Voskhod 2 capsule and floated about for several minutes at the end of a tether.

This first EVA...

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Friday’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from around the globe. Russia moves to fill the void left by NASA’s pull back from the European Space Agency’s ExoMars...

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Mark March 31st on your calendar – the day that “Earth Hour” will extend to the International Space Station for the first time.

European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) ambassador, André Kuipers, will keep watch over planet Earth as lights are switched...

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Thursday’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from around the world. NASA gets a date with House appropriators to discuss the agency’s proposed 2013 budget. NASA’s Space...

Solar Probe Plus deploys its solar arrays and begins drawing power for its trip toward the Sun. Credit: JHU/APL

Given all that recent solar storm activity that the Sun has been tossing at the Earth – it’s time for space researchers to hurl something toward the Sun!

A Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) team is developing NASA’s Solar Probe Plus – a spacecraft...

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