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International Space Station

Russian Drone Space Freighter Out Of Control, Out Of Communication After Launch Toward Space Station

A Russian drone space freighter is out of control and out of communication after launching toward the International Space Station with 6,000 pounds of fuel, oxygen, water, and other supplies.

04/28/2015

An artist's rendering of an asteroid field (CBS)

NASA Reveals Plan To Redirect Asteroid Chunk Into Moon’s Orbit

NASA revealed its plans Wednesday to fly robotic spacecraft to asteroids by the end of the decade.

03/25/2015

Photos of the comet -(Photo Credit: ESA/Rosetta/MPS for OSIRIS Team)

After More Than 10-Year Journey, Space Probe Catches Up With Comet, Enters Orbit At Close Distance

A comet has never been followed from this close before, but a comet-chasing space probe has reached its destination after a more than 10-year journey.

08/06/2014

Supermoon (credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

The Summer’s Second Supermoon To Return Sunday Afternoon

Watch the sky for the next Supermoon as it shines this Sunday…

08/04/2014

A perigee moon, or supermoon, rises behind wind turbines.  (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

When Is The Next Supermoon? August Full Moon Will Be Closest Pass Yet

If you missed Saturday’s supermoon, don’t worry, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet as the August 2014 supermoon will be the closest the moon comes to earth all year, and should be the best of the five supermoons of 2014 as it passes within 221,765 miles of us.

07/14/2014

Orionids Meteor Shower. (NASA )

Astronomers Estimate Milky Way Holds 17-Billion Earth-Sized Planets

Astronomers estimate one in six stars in our Milky Way galaxy has a planet the size of Earth orbiting it. That translates to at least 17 billion Earth-size planets.

01/07/2013

Artist's rendering of the Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite, or UARS, burning up as it re-enters earth's atmosphere. (NASA)

NASA Satellite Crashes To Earth, Visible From California Skies

A NASA satellite was visible in the skies over California as it entered the atmosphere, before crashing into Earth.

09/24/2011