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Boulder-Sized Asteroid Disintegrated Harmlessly Over Africa

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A boulder-size asteroid disintegrated harmlessly over Africa, just hours after its weekend discovery. It's only the third time scientists have spotted an incoming asteroid on a direct collision course with Earth. The previous times were in 2008 and 2014.

NASA Tess Spacecraft to Prowl For Planets

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Look up at the sky tonight. Every star you see — plus hundreds of thousands, even millions more — will come under the intense stare of NASA’s newest planet hunter.

Geometric Clusters of Cyclones Churn over Jupiter’s Poles

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Jupiter’s poles are blanketed by geometric clusters of cyclones and its atmosphere is deeper than scientists suspected. These are just...

SpaceX Unveils New Falcon Heavy Rocket Before January Launch

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX unveiled its new Falcon Heavy rocket on Wednesday, a month before its first launch.

SpaceX Delivery Delayed A Day; 1st Reused Rocket For NASA

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX has delayed its latest grocery run for the International Space Station for at least a day.

SpaceX Racks Up Another Rocket Launch, Its 16th This Year

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX has racked up another rocket launch, its 16th this year.

Commander Of 1st Flight Of Space Shuttle Challenger Dies

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PHOENIX (AP) — Paul Weitz, a retired NASA astronaut who commanded the first flight of the space shuttle Challenger and also piloted the Skylab in the early 1970s, has died. He was 85.

Mars Research Crew Emerges After 8 Months Of Isolation

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HONOLULU (AP) — Six NASA-backed research subjects who have been cooped up in a Mars-like habitat on a remote Hawaii volcano since January emerged...

NASA Waits For Word That Saturn Spacecraft Met Fiery End

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA waited for confirmation Friday that the Cassini spacecraft had burned up in the sky over Saturn.

NASA spacecraft will aim straight for sun next year

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A NASA spacecraft will aim straight for the sun next year and bear the name of the astrophysicist who predicted the existence of the solar wind nearly 60 years ago. The space agency announced Wednesday that the red-hot mission would be named after Eugene Parker, professor emeritus at the University of Chicago. It’s the first NASA spacecraft to be named after a researcher who is still alive, noted the agency’s science mission chief, Thomas Zurbuchen.