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This undated artist rendering released by NASA shows the Deep Impact spacecraft.  (AP Photo/NASA)

NASA declares an end to Deep Impact comet mission

  LOS ANGELES (AP) — NASA on Friday gave up on the Deep Impact spacecraft, which suddenly fell silent after nearly nine years of exploring comets. The space agency declared an end to Deep Impact, […]

09/20/2013

NASA Messenger spacecraft approaches planet Mercury, NASA artist rendition. (AP)

NASA: Closest planet to sun, Mercury, harbors ice

A NASA spacecraft has confirmed there’s ice at Mercury’s north pole. Scientists announced Thursday that the orbiting probe, Messenger, has found evidence of frozen water, even though Mercury is the closest planet to the sun.

11/29/2012

Digital copy of "The Martian Chronicles" on Mars

(AP) – Near the north pole of Mars, a piece of Ray Bradbury lives on, waiting to be discovered by someone in the future. A digital copy of Bradbury’s “The Martian Chronicles” along with works […]

06/07/2012

Hawthorne-based SpaceX launches

(CNS) – A rocket manufactured by a Hawthorne-based company soared into orbit today for a mission that will make the firm the first private company to send a spaceship to the International Space Station. Space […]

05/22/2012

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