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HOW & WHEN: Watch A Giant Asteroid Glide Past Earth Jan. 26

With an asteroid a third of a mile wide set to soar past Earth Jan. 26, scientists and amateur astronomers alike will be looking up.

01/22/2015

An artist's rendering of the planet (NASA)

Planet Formation Re-Created In Lawrence Livermore Lab

Scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory are using lasers to create the pressure and temperatures needed for planet formation as a way to calculate how bodies in our solar system have evolved.

01/22/2015

Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti tweeted this view of the Bay Area from the International Space Station. (Source: Twitter user @AstroSamantha)

Astronaut’s ‘Hello San Francisco’ Tweet Shows Clear View Of Bay Area From Space Station

An Italian astronaut tweeted a hello greeting to the Bay Area Tuesday morning with a picture of her view of the Bay from the International Space Station.

01/20/2015

Kepler space telescope, NASA, planets

Berkeley Graduate Student Helps Discover Earth-Size Planets Orbiting Relatively Nearby Star

A graduate student at the University of California, Berkeley has discovered a relatively nearby solar system with three planets that are slightly larger than the size of Earth, and one of the planets has temperatures moderate enough to possibly support life.

01/20/2015

This graphic depicts the passage of asteroid 2004 BL86, which will come no closer than about three times the distance from Earth to the moon on Jan. 26, 2015. Due to its orbit around the sun, the asteroid is currently only visible by astronomers with large telescopes who are located in the southern hemisphere. But by Jan. 26, the space rock's changing position will make it visible to those in the northern hemisphere. (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

Giant Asteroid Headed Toward Earth Will Be Visible With Binoculars

An asteroid a third of a mile wide is poised to soar past the Earth on Jan. 26 — the closest any known space rock this size is expected to fly by until 2027.

01/19/2015

A rendering of the NASA New Horizons spacecraft. (NASA)

NASA Spacecraft Begins 1st Ever Approach To Pluto

Man is about to reach closer to Pluto than ever before as the NASA New Horizons spacecraft begins the first of several approach phases toward the dwarf planet at the edge of our solar system.

01/15/2015

International Space Station

6 Astronauts Evacuate US Part Of Space Station During Ammonia Leak Scare

Astronauts hurriedly evacuated the U.S. section of the International Space Station and moved to its Russian module after a coolant problem emerged Wednesday, but Russian and U.S. officials insisted all six crew were not in any danger.

01/14/2015

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Strongest Magnetic Storm Since September Erupts Over Northern Hemisphere

A strong geomagnetic storm sparking bright auroras erupted early Wednesday morning over the Northern Hemisphere, according to the Space Weather Prediction Center.

01/07/2015

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NASA’s 20-Year-Old ‘Pillars Of Creation’ Photo Undergoes A Stunning High-Def Treatment

NASA is celebrating 25 years of the Hubble Telescope in orbit with a new dramatic view of a well-known celestial object.

01/06/2015

SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket with the Dragon space craft are readied on October 7, 2012 for an evening launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida, to the International Space Station. (BRUCE WEAVER/AFP/GettyImages)

SpaceX Calls Off Rocket Flight To International Space Station 1 Minute Before Launch

SpaceX has called off its flight to the International Space Station.

01/06/2015

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