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  • In Pictures Space photos of the day 09/01

    This artist's impression made available Aug. 24, shows the remarkable planetary system around the Sun-like star HD 10180. Observations with the HARPS spectrograph, attached to ESO's 3.6-metre telescope at La Silla, Chile, have revealed the definite presence of five planets and evidence for two more in orbit around this star. This system is similar to the Solar System in terms of number of planets and the presence of a regular pattern in the sizes of the orbits. If confirmed the closest planet detected would be the lightest yet known outside the Solar System, with a mass that could be only about 1.4 times that of the Earth.

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  • Russian Soyuz rocket launches three new crew toward space station

    Russian Soyuz rocket launches three new crew toward space station

    A trio of spaceflyers, including one American astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts, blasted off for the International Space Station tonight onboard a Russian Soyuz spacecraft.

  • In Pictures Space photos of the day 09/01

    This artist's impression made available Aug. 24, shows the remarkable planetary system around the Sun-like star HD 10180. Observations with the HARPS spectrograph, attached to ESO's 3.6-metre telescope at La Silla, Chile, have revealed the definite presence of five planets and evidence for two more in orbit around this star. This system is similar to the Solar System in terms of number of planets and the presence of a regular pattern in the sizes of the orbits. If confirmed the closest planet detected would be the lightest yet known outside the Solar System, with a mass that could be only about 1.4 times that of the Earth.

  • In Pictures Space photos of the day 08/17

    This is an artist's concept depicting a possible scene when the first human travelers might walk on the surface of Mars. The artwork was part of a NASA new initiatives study which surveyed possible future manned planetary expeditionary activity.

  • In Pictures Space photos of the day 08/10

    The Antennae galaxies, located about 62 million light years from Earth, are shown in this composite image from the Chandra X-ray Observatory (blue), the Hubble Space Telescope (gold), and the Spitzer Space Telescope (red).The collision, which began more than 100 million years ago and is still occurring, has triggered the formation of millions of stars in clouds of dusts and gas in the galaxies. The most massive of these young stars have already sped through their evolution in a few million years and exploded as supernovas.

  • Amelia Earhart's watch brought to International Space Station

    Amelia Earhat's watch, which the famed aviator wore on two trans-Atlantic flights was brought aboard the International Space Station 82 years to the day after her first flight.

  • Houston native to launch into space

    Houston native to launch into space

    On Tuesday in Houston, flight controllers at the Johnson Space Center in Texas will watch as astronaut Shannon Walker becomes the first Houston native to launch into space.

  • The next Soyuz mission is set to launch early Wednesday

    Cool Astronomy The next Soyuz mission is set to launch early Wednesday

    The next Soyuz mission, with two Americans and a Russian on board, will blast off from Kazakhstan early Wednesday and head for the International Space Station.

  • World Cup excitement has reached outer space

    Astronauts aboard the International Space Station are keeping an eye on the World Cup soccer tournament beginning Friday in South Africa.

  • In Pictures Space Photos of the Day 06/09

    Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin (c.) is seen inside of the Soyuz capsule through the porthole, with the reflection of ground personnel pictured in its glass, at the Baikonur Cosmodrome on June 4. Yurchikhin, U.S. astronauts Doug Wheelock and Shannon Walker are scheduled to fly to the International Space Station (ISS) in a Soyuz TMA-19 spacecraft on June 15.