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Satellite image captures smoke rising from the King Fire west of Lake Tahoe. (NASA Earth Observatory image by Jesse Allen, using Landsat data from the U.S. Geological Survey)

NASA Photo Captures Massive Scar Left On California By King Fire

Massive fire burning in the foothills between Sacramento and Lake Tahoe has created a huge charred gash in the side of the golden state.

09/24/2014

International Space Station

NASA Picks SpaceX And Boeing To Resume U.S. Human Spaceflight, After Retiring Space Shuttle Fleet

In a major announcement that will end the reliance on the Russians to launch Americans into space and could also determine which private company launches the first manned mission to mars, NASA on Tuesday afternoon awarded the human spaceflight contract worth $6.8 billion to both SpaceX and Boeing.

09/16/2014

International Space Station

Elon Musk’s SpaceX Among NASA Contenders To Launch Astronauts To Space Station From U.S. Soil

NASA is a giant step closer to launching Americans again from U.S. soil, and one of the likely contenders is SpaceX, the private rocket company formed by PayPal and Tesla co-founder Elon Musk.

09/16/2014

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 12:  Professor Peter Higgs stands in front of a photograph of the Large Hadron Collider at the  Science Museum's 'Collider' exhibition on November 12, 2013 in London, England. At the exhibition, which opens to the public on November 13, 2013  visitors will see a theatre, video and sound art installation and artefacts from the Large Hadron Collider, providing a behind-the-scenes look at the CERN particle physics laboratory in Geneva. It touches on the discovery of the Higgs boson, or God particle, the realisation of scientist Peter Higgs theory.  (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Stephen Hawking: ‘God Particle’ Could Destroy Universe, If Higgs Boson Research Ever Got Big Enough

Renowned physicist Stephen Hawking believes the recently discovered Higgs boson, also known as the “God particle,” has the potential to unravel the universe, at least theoretically, as he writes in the forward of a new book on space travel.

09/08/2014

This NASA image is the projected flight path of 2014 RC. (Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech)

Recently Discovered Asteroid To Zoom Past Earth Sunday Night

NASA says the space rock — known as 2014 RC — will pass closest to earth above New Zealand around 11:18 a.m. Sunday. The asteroid is estimated at roughly 60 feet wide. It was first discovered on August 31st by researchers near Tucson, according to NASA.

09/05/2014

NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View (NASA)

First Public Tours Of NASA Ames In Nearly 2 Decades, Tickets Available

For the first time in 17 years, NASA Ames Research Center will open its normally well-secured gates to the public, allowing behind the scenes tours of the wind tunnels, laboratories, and even a simulated Martian landscape.

09/02/2014

Artist concept of NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) 70-metric-ton configuration launching to space.  (NASA/MSFC)

NASA Funding Powerful Space Rocket Project With Goal Of Reaching Mars In 2030s

Officials say initial phase of the heavy-lift rocket project, known as the Space Launch System Program, will now move from formulation to development, something no other exploration class vehicle has done since the creation of the space shuttle. The first generation rocket will be the most powerful ever built, with 130 metric tons of lift, enough to carry an Orion spacecraft beyond low earth orbit.

08/27/2014

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NASA Backing Plan For Deep Space Mothership With Deployable Moon Rovers

The future of space exploration may involve soaring above moons in a mothership and deploying drone-like explorer to probe the surface.

08/07/2014

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

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