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In an Armadggedon-like video, NASA outlines its controversial Asteroid Retrieval Mission

In this NASA concept art, an asteroid is snagged and bagged as part of the agency’s controversial Asteroid Retrie(NASA) NASA has released a new concept video that animates its ambitious plan, called the Asteroid Retrieval Mission, to snag an asteroid…  …

After three-year nap, NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) will hunt for near-Earth asteroids

An artist’s concept of Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) is shown in this illustration. (JPL-Caltech/NASA/Reuters) NASA is getting set to rouse a slumbering spacecraft after a nearly three-year nap and hand it a new assignment: hunting for…  …

Is Voyager 1 really out of the solar system?

Scientists split over whether NASA probe has finally left the solar system after 36 years It’s 36 years since Voyager 1 was dispatched in 1977 on a mission to send back images of Jupiter’s turbulent atmosphere and volcanic eruptions on one of its moons, Io. Then it was due to…

NASA says the Kepler Space Telescope is beyond repair

NASA said Thursday it cannot fix its hobbled planet-hunting Kepler Space Telescope and is considering what sort of scientific research it might be able to do at half-capacity. “Today, we are reporting we do not believe we can recover three-wheeled operations, or Kepler’s original science mission,” said Paul Hertz, NASA…

WATCH LIVE: Perseids meteor shower

NASA is streaming it live until 3 am ET. Enjoy! Live streaming video by Ustream…

NASA outlines big goals for a mission to Jupiter moon Europa

With a cold ocean under an icy shell, some have theorized that Europa is the most likely place to find life in the solar system.(NASA/JPL/Ted Stryk ) Europa, one of Jupiter’s moons, has long been fingered as possibly habitable. But sending a rover…  …

Watch: One year on Mars and Curiosity is still roving

One year into a 23-month mission, NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity has assured its place in the history of planetary exploration as the most ambitious and one of the most successful attempts to date to explore the surface of another planet.;  …

Comedian Lee Camp: NASA climate change video shows ‘we’re f*cked by 2100′

Activist comedian Lee Camp used footage recently released by NASA on climate change as an opportunity for people to bring the issue further into public consciousness. The video simulation, which Camp called, “We’re f*cked by 2100,” demonstrates the devastating consequences of carbon dioxide emissions continuing at their current rate of…

NASA turns 55. What’s next for the space agency?

Fifty-six years ago, civilian pilots and military rocket scientists had little in common. And then, on October 7, 1957, came Sputnik.;  …

NASA to investigate malfunctioning spacesuit

The US space agency said Tuesday it is launching a second investigation into a leaking helmet that forced an abrupt halt to an Italian astronaut’s spacewalk last week. The probe will examine maintenance, quality assurance, and any operations that could have had a role in the gushing water that mysteriously…

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