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Hole in the ice of Chebarkul Lake where a meteor reportedly fell, Chelyabinsk, Russia. (AP Photo)

Meteor explodes over Russia, 1,100 injured

MOSCOW (AP) — With a blinding flash and a booming shock wave, a meteor blazed across the western Siberian sky and exploded with the force of 20 atomic bombs, injuring more than 1,000 people as it blasted out windows and spread panic in a city of 1 million.

02/15/2013

Asteroid 2012 DA14

Asteroid will buzz Earth – unlike meteor

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A 150-foot asteroid hurtled toward Earth’s backyard, destined to make the closest known flyby for a rock of its size. In a chilling coincidence, a meteor exploded in Russia just hours before the asteroid was due to zoom past the planet.

02/15/2013

Asteroid 2012 DA14

150-foot asteroid will buzz Earth, no need to duck

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A 150-foot-wide asteroid will come remarkably close to Earth next week, even closer than high-flying communication and weather satellites. It will be the nearest known flyby for an object of this size. WATCH video here.

02/08/2013

Mars: 'Shaler' in 'Glenelg' area

Layered Martian outcrop ‘Shaler’ in ‘Glenelg’ area

The NASA Mars rover Curiosity used its Mast Camera (Mastcam) during the mission’s 120th Martian day, or sol (Dec. 7, 2012), to record this view of a rock outcrop informally named “Shaler.”

12/30/2012

Sally Ride, former NASA astronaut (AP Photo)

NASA names moon crash site in honor of Sally Ride

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — A pair of NASA spacecraft were deliberately crashed into a mountain near the moon’s north pole on Monday, ending a mission that peered into the lunar interior. NASA then dedicated the site in honor of Sally Ride.

12/17/2012

NASA rover doesn't detect methane on Mars

  LOS ANGELES (AP) — Scientists say initial sampling of Mars’ atmosphere by the NASA rover Curiosity did not definitively detect methane, a gas that can be a clue to determining if the red planet […]

11/02/2012

Judge's tentative ruling: Employee not let go over intelligent design

LOS ANGELES (AP) – A Los Angeles judge has tentatively ruled against a former computer specialist who sued Jet Propulsion Laboratory alleging he was laid off because he advocated his belief in intelligent design while […]

11/02/2012

NASA Dawn spacecraft traveling to dwarf planet

LOS ANGELES (AP) – NASA says the Dawn spacecraft is journeying to its next destination after spending a year at a giant asteroid. The space agency said Wednesday it received a signal from the spacecraft […]

09/05/2012

Walking on Mars

PASADENA (CNS) – The Mars rover Curiosity, which is being managed by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, took its first drive on the surface of the red planet today, albeit a short one. The […]

08/22/2012

A whole new world for Curiosity

(NASA) – This color-enhanced view — taken by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) on NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter as the satellite flew overhead — shows the terrain around the rover’s landing site within […]

08/14/2012

Obama phones Mars team

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (AP) – Hailing NASA’s “mind-boggling” Mars landing of the Curiosity rover, President Barack Obama urged the scientists operating the craft on Monday to phone home immediately if they find any extra-terrestrials. […]

08/13/2012

NASA: Mars rover snapped pic of rocket stage crash

(AP) – The mysterious Mars photo has been solved. A NASA engineer said Friday he’s pretty sure a Curiosity rover camera caught the rocket stage crashing in the distance after it landed in Gale Crater […]

08/10/2012

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