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(Former NASA astronaut Scott Carpenter - AP file photo)

Astronaut Scott Carpenter recovering from stroke

VAIL, Colo. (AP) – Astronaut Scott Carpenter, the second American to orbit Earth, is recovering from a stroke. Patty Carpenter tells the Vail Daily her 88-year-old husband had a stroke last week and has been […]

09/29/2013

Smoke billows from chimneys of the cooling towers of a coal-fired power plant in Dadong, Shanxi province, China. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)

Report ponders: How sensitive is climate to CO2?

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Scientists are more confident than ever that pumping carbon dioxide into the air by burning fossil fuels is warming the planet. The question is, by how much? It’s something that officials and […]

09/26/2013

A self-portrait taken by the NASA rover Curiosity in Gale Crater on Mars. (AP Photo/NASA)

NASA rover finds no hint of methane in Mars air

LOS ANGELES (AP) — NASA’s Curiosity rover hasn’t discovered any signs of methane in the atmosphere of Mars, a finding that does not bode well for the possibility that microbes capable of producing the gas […]

09/19/2013

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NASA recycles spacecraft to search for asteroids

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) – A NASA spacecraft currently in hibernation will be restarted to search for asteroids that astronauts could potentially explore. The space agency said Wednesday it will awaken the Wise spacecraft next month […]

08/22/2013

This image made available by the European Southern Observatory on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013 using radio and visible light frequencies shows the Herbig-Haro object HH 46/47. (AP Photo/ESO/ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO)/H. Arce, Bo Reipurth)

Telescope captures dramatic moment of starbirth

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — This is one baby picture you won’t want to miss. The ALMA telescope in Chile has captured a close-up of the glowing material spewing from a newborn star. The stunning […]

08/20/2013

Kepler space telescope

NASA gives up fixing planet-hunting telescope

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA called off all attempts to fix its crippled Kepler space telescope Thursday. But it’s not quite ready to call it quits on the remarkable, robotic planet hunter. Officials said […]

08/15/2013

This combination of images made available by NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center on Thursday, July 25, 2013 shows a comparison between the higher resolution provided by the new ISIS (Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph), right, and the SDO (Solar Dynamics Observatory) spacecraft. Launched in June 2013, NASA's IRIS has a scheduled mission of two years. Scientists say the observations will help shed light on the sun's impact on Earth. (AP Photo/NASA, Goddard Space Flight Center)

New NASA telescope scours sun in ‘grand opening’

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA is getting an unprecedented close-up look at the sun, thanks to a new telescope. NASA’s IRIS spacecraft, launched just a month ago, already is providing detailed pictures of the […]

07/25/2013

NASA Curiosity rover

Curiosity rover confirms Martian air is mostly CO2

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Curiosity rover has tasted Mars’ air: It’s made mostly of carbon dioxide with hints of other gases. The measurements by the most advanced spacecraft to land on the red planet […]

07/18/2013

In an Oct. 17, 2011, file photo a staff member displays gold bullion bars during a news conference at the Chinese Gold and Silver Exchange Society in Hong Kong. (AP Photo, File)

Study: Dead stars colliding forged gold on Earth

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A strange glow in space has provided fresh evidence that all the gold on Earth was forged from ancient collisions of dead stars, researchers reported Wednesday. Astronomers have long known that […]

07/17/2013

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

Astronomers find blue planet outside solar system

LONDON (AP) — Astronomers have for the first time managed to determine the color of a planet outside our solar system, a blue gas giant 63 light-years away. Using the Hubble Space Telescope, an international […]

07/12/2013

PayPal

PayPal looks to conquer space (payments)

NEW YORK (AP) — PayPal wants to explore space — or at least begin to figure out how payments and commerce will work beyond Earth’s realm once space travel and tourism take off. PayPal, which […]

06/26/2013

Full moon

Super full moon shines brightly this weekend

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A “supermoon” rises this weekend. The biggest and brightest full moon of the year graces the sky early Sunday as our celestial neighbor swings closer to Earth than usual. While the […]

06/21/2013

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