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Brown dwarf: Located some 75 light years from Earth, the failed star dubbed CFBDSIR 1458+10B is likely the coldest star yet discovered, with a temperature about that of boiling water.
03/23/2011 04:54 pm
Once the sole domain of military pilots and rocket scientists, low-earth orbit can now be attained by ordinary citizens with inexpensive hardware. A Q&A with Spacehack founder and do-it-yourselfer Ariel Waldman.
03/22/2011 01:30 pm
Supermoon: The moon will makes its closest approach to Earth on Saturday, appearing closer and larger to the naked eye. The last supermoon was eighteen years ago.
03/18/2011 01:54 am
High-resolution photos taken from the International Space Station show some of the areas hit the hardest by the 9.0-magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami that struck the northeastern coast of Japan.
03/17/2011 10:52 am
After a journey of 6 1/2 years, nearly 15 laps around the sun, NASA's Messenger spacecraft will perform its orbital insertion maneuver on Thursday, becoming the first spacecraft to enter Mercury's orbit.
03/16/2011 03:16 pm
By changing the distribution of mass on the earth, Japan's earthquake sped up the planet's rotation, shortening the day by 1.8 microseconds, a new analysis has found.
03/14/2011 12:02 pm
Alien fossils have been discovered in meteorites from outer space, claims a NASA astrobiologist. Other scientists are urging caution.
03/07/2011 01:14 pm
When NASA's Glory satellite failed to reach orbit, it was a blow to US climate research. It's also raising questions about President Obama's new direction for the human-spaceflight program.
03/05/2011 02:01 pm
The Space Shuttle Discovery is ready for its final flight to the International Space Station Thursday, say NASA officials.
02/24/2011 11:37 am
Geomagnetic storm: A true monster storm has the potential to wreak havoc on a global scale, knocking out communications systems, endangering satellites and astronauts and causing perhaps trillions of dollars in damages.
02/18/2011 05:12 pm