Mars

Technicians work on NASA’s next Mars-bound spacecraft, the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN), at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla. The robotic explorer is scheduled to blast off Monday, Nov. 18, 2013 on a 10-month journey to the red planet to study the atmosphere in an attempt to understand how Mars changed from warm and wet to cold and dry. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

NASA’s newest Mars flyer to explore atmosphere

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA hopes its newest Mars spacecraft lives up to its know-it-all name — Maven. The robotic explorer is due to blast off Monday afternoon on a 10-month journey to the […]

11/16/2013

This combination of Sept. 10 and 23, 2013 photos provided by NASA shows six comet-like tails radiating from a body in the asteroid belt, designated P/2013 P5. (AP Photo/NASA, ESA, D. Jewitt - UCLA)

Hubble spots strange asteroid with 6 tails of dust

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — This is one strange asteroid. The Hubble Space Telescope has discovered a six-tailed asteroid in the asteroid belt between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. Scientists say they’ve never seen […]

11/08/2013

In this Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013 photo, Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel stand guard near the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV – C25) at the Satish Dhawan Space Center at Sriharikota, in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. (AP Photo/Arun Sankar K.)

India vies for elite role in space with Mars trip

NEW DELHI (AP) — India is aiming to join the world’s deep-space pioneers with a journey to Mars that it hopes will showcase its technological ability to explore the solar system while seeking solutions for […]

11/04/2013

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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

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Panel: Next Mars rover should gather rocks, soil

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Explore an intriguing spot on Mars. Hunt for ancient signs of Martian life. Bag a bunch of rocks and leave them on the surface for a future mission to possibly return. […]

07/09/2013

NASA Curiosity rover

NASA Mars rover Curiosity begins delayed road trip

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It took longer than expected, but NASA’s Curiosity rover is finally heading toward a Martian mountain. The nuclear-powered, six-wheel rover drove a total of 190 feet since July Fourth, leaving the […]

07/08/2013

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NASA picks 8 new astronauts, 4 of them women

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA has eight new astronauts — its first new batch in four years. Among the lucky candidates: the first female fighter pilot to become an astronaut in nearly two decades. […]

06/17/2013

NASA composite image showing shadow of Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity at Endeavour Crater on Mars. (NASA / AP Photo)

NASA’s veteran Mars rover driving to new spot

LOS ANGELES (AP) — NASA’s Opportunity rover is still on the move after years on the surface of Mars. The space agency said Friday the six-wheel, solar-powered rover is driving to a new spot in […]

06/07/2013

NASA Curiosity rover

Curiosity rover to head toward Mars mountain soon

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Ten months after Curiosity’s daring Mars landing, the NASA rover is finally about to pack up and head toward the base of a mountain. Discoveries and longer-than-expected scientific studies delayed the […]

06/06/2013

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Astronauts face radiation threat on long Mars trip

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Astronauts traveling to and from Mars would be bombarded with as much cosmic radiation as they’d get from a full-body CT scan about once a week for a year, researchers reported […]

05/30/2013

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