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Composite image of galaxies from NASA Hubble Space Telescope (Photo credit: NASA/AP)

Distant galaxy regains title as oldest in universe

LOS ANGELES (AP) – A galaxy once considered the oldest has reclaimed its title. Poring through Hubble Space Telescope photos, a scientific team recalculated the galaxy’s age and determined it is 13.3 billion years old – not a mere 13.2 billion.

12/12/2012

Mars rover Curiosity finds signs of ancient stream

LOS ANGELES (AP) – The NASA rover Curiosity has beamed back pictures of bedrock that suggest a fast-moving stream, possibly waist-deep, once flowed on Mars – a find that the mission’s chief scientist called exciting. […]

09/27/2012

A clear look at the Rover deck

(NASA) -This image shows part of the deck of NASA’s Curiosity rover taken from one of the rover’s Navigation cameras looking toward the back left of the rover. On the left of this image, part […]

08/09/2012

Timeline of major mission events during Curiosity's landing

  (NASA) – Curiosity’s EDL team release a timeline for mission milestones surrounding the landing of the Mars rover.

08/09/2012

Mars crater where rover landed looks 'Earth-like'

(AP) – The ancient Martian crater where the Curiosity rover landed looks strikingly similar to the Mojave Desert in California with its looming mountains and hanging haze, scientists said Wednesday. “The first impression that you […]

08/09/2012

Moderate earthquake shakes Los Angeles area

(AP) – A moderate earthquake gave a late-night jolt to the Los Angeles area, but no damages or injuries were reported. A preliminary report from the U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude-4.4 quake hit at […]

08/08/2012

NASA cheers Mars landing, welcomes new photos

(AP) – NASA celebrated the precision landing of a rover on Mars and marveled over the mission’s first photographs Monday – grainy, black-and-white images of Martian gravel, a mountain at sunset and, most exciting of […]

08/06/2012

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