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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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  • Why US astronauts are celebrating Thanksgiving early

    Three American astronauts will host a Thanksgiving dinner for their three Russian crew mates aboard the International Space Station on Nov. 24 because half of the crew returns to Earth Thursday.

  • Veterans Day in space: Space Station astronauts pay tribute to a fallen hero

    Veterans Day in space: Space Station astronauts pay tribute to a fallen hero

    Veterans Day: On board the International Space Station, a pair of US astronauts salute a Medal of Honor recipient. The astronauts, both veterans themselves, take time on Veterans Day to remember those who have and are serving in the US military.

  • Astronauts cast their votes 220 miles above Earth

    Astronauts cast their votes 220 miles above Earth

    Astronauts aboard the International Space Station have had the option to vote for their local county elections from orbit. The ballots are prepared by county officials and beamed up from Mission Control.

  • 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.

  • Space station back in order after seven-hour spacewalk. 'Sweet!'

    Space station back in order after seven-hour spacewalk. 'Sweet!'

    Astronauts replaced a broken cooling pump on the International Space Station Monday. The spacewalk was a useful fix-it lesson for NASA.

  • Success! International Space Station astronauts replace vital pump.

    Success! International Space Station astronauts replace vital pump.

    Two spacewalking astronauts have successfully replaced a liquid ammonia cooling pump, which will allow the International Space Station to return to full power this week.

  • Space station astronauts venture outside, continue repairs

    Space station astronauts venture outside, continue repairs

    It is the third of four repair spacewalks for NASA astronauts Douglas Wheelock and Tracy Caldwell Dyson, who plan to spend at least 6 1/2 hours installing the new ammonia coolant pump.

  • Space station spacewalk saga: faulty pump removed, more work ahead

    Space station spacewalk saga: faulty pump removed, more work ahead

    Astronauts removed a malfunctioning International Space Station cooling pump in a spacewalk Wednesday after an initial attempt failed Sunday. The astronauts will need to install a new pump next week. Until then, the space station crew must curtail its research work.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 08/11

    Jessica Gonzalez plays with her father before her first day of kindergarten at Tremont Elementary School in Dixon, Calif., on Wednesday.

  • In Pictures Space photos of the day 08/11

    The Apollo 9 Command/Service Modules, nicknamed 'Gumdrop,' and Lunar Module, nicknamed 'Spider,' are shown docked together as Command Module pilot David R. Scott stands in the open hatch. Astronaut Russell L. Schweickart, Lunar Module pilot, took this photograph of Scott during his EVA as he stood on the porch outside the Lunar Module in 1969.