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My Time With Comet Lovejoy (Op-Ed)
On September 7, 2013, Australian Terry Lovejoy — using an 8-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope — discovered what would be designated comet Lovejoy.  During October, the comet moved into the Northern hemisphere at a time of great excitement  for comets in gen...
My Time With Comet Lovejoy (Op-Ed)
My Time With Comet Lovejoy (Op-Ed)
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Want to Find Alien Life? It Will Take A Lot of Luck
Humanity will have the tools to detect alien life in the next two decades, but whether scientists can actually find life in another solar system depends a lot on luck, a panel of experts said Wednesday (May 21). While the James Webb Space Telescope, expecte...
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NASA Mulls Unplanned Spacewalk to Fix Space Station Computer Outage
A backup computer outage on the International Space Station is forcing NASA to discuss plans for a possible spacewalk repair by astronauts in orbit, a move that could delay the planned Monday launch of a commercial SpaceX cargo ship to the orbiting lab. NAS...
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Capturing the 2000 Lunar Eclipse from 'Hell on Ice'
ictor Rogus is an amateur astronomer, and this is the third in his series of exclusive Space.com posts about amateur astronomy. He contributed this article to Space.com's  Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights. It was Jan. 20, 2000, and the first winter storm of ...
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Incredible Technology: Giant Starshade Could Help Find an Alien Earth
A flower-shaped spacecraft may help scientists see Earth-like alien worlds like never before. Called a "starshade," the huge, sunflower-like spacecraft would deploy to its full size in space, blocking the light of distant stars so that a space-based telesco...
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Mars Rover Curiosity Takes Aim at Next Martian Science Target
After a long stretch of pedal-to-the-metal driving, NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has its next science target in sight. The 1-ton Curiosity rover is just 282 feet (86 meters) north of a site called "the Kimberley," where four different types of terrain inters...
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It's Time to Extend Routine Space Operations to the Moon (Op-Ed)
When the XPRIZE Foundation announced the Google Lunar XPRIZE in 2007, Astrobotic Technology chairman Red Whittaker declared his intention to compete on the first day. Since then, we have worked methodically on the technology and operations for the $20 milli...
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US Military's XS-1 Space Plane Project Seeks $27 Million in 2015 Funding
The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency expects to spend some $800 million on space programs from 2015 through 2018, an increase of $130 million over what was projected at this time last year, Defense Department budget documents show. Nearly all ...
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Rosetta's Brightening Comet Emerges From Behind the Sun
After its long-awaited awakening on Jan. 20, Europe's Rosetta spacecraft resumed its decade-long journey to meet up with the inbound comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, which recently re-emerged from behind the sun as seen from our vantage point on Earth. The ...
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NASA Joins Hunt for Missing Jetliner
The world's premier space agency has joined the search for a commercial jetliner that vanished into thin air over the weekend. On Monday (March 10), NASA began examining ways it can contribute to the search for Malaysian Airlines Flight 370, which disappear...
NASA Joins Hunt for Missing Jetliner
NASA Joins Hunt for Missing Jetliner
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