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This 2010 artist's rendering depicts NASA's Juno spacecraft with Jupiter in the background. (AP Photo/NASA/JPL, File)

NASA spacecraft enters safe mode after Earth flyby

LOS ANGELES (AP) — NASA says its Jupiter-bound spacecraft is in safe mode soon after it used Earth as a gravity slingshot to hurtle toward the outer solar system. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory said Wednesday […]

10/09/2013

This 2010 artist's rendering depicts NASA's Juno spacecraft with Jupiter in the background. (AP Photo/NASA/JPL, File)

NASA spacecraft zips by Earth en route to Jupiter

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A NASA spacecraft bound for Jupiter will swing by Earth on Wednesday to get the boost it needs to arrive at the giant gas planet in 2016. Using Earth as a […]

10/09/2013

(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

(AP Photo)

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

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