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Billion-Dollar Battle: Who Will NASA Launch Into Space?
NASA is getting ready for a multibillion-dollar run toward the goal of sending American astronauts into orbit on U.S.-built spaceships.
You Can Help Scientists Sort Out NASA's Night Lights
A new crowdsourcing project calls on citizen scientists to identify locations shown in nighttime pictures taken from the International Space Station.
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Parasitic Plants 'Speak' Using the Language of RNA
Parasitic weeds use an RNA-based "language" to communicate with their host plants — perhaps to get them to lower their defenses, scientists report.
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WorldView-3 Goes Into Orbit to Take Sharper Images
The world's most advanced commercial Earth-imaging satellite, DigitalGlobe's WorldView-3, was successfully sent into orbit on Wednesday.
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Egyptian Mummy Recipe Goes Back Earlier Than Thought
The origins of Egyptian mummification could go back 1,500 years earlier than previously thought, archaeologists report in the journal PLOS ONE.
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WorldView-3 Satellite Will Upgrade Google's Earth
DigitalGlobe's WorldView-3 satellite, due for launch on Wednesday, could generate a new round of buzz about high-resolution pictures of the planet.
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Probe Watches Methane Clouds Waft Over Titan's Seas
Newly released images from NASA's Cassini orbiter show methane clouds wafting over the seas of Titan, a mysterious moon of Saturn.
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Robin Williams' Death Strikes Chord for Buzz Aldrin
Comedian Robin Williams' struggle against depression had a special resonance for Apollo 11 moonwalker Buzz Aldrin, who dealt with demons of his own.
How to Make the Most of a Moonstruck Meteor Shower
Tuesday night's peak of the Perseid meteor shower comes just after the brightest full moon of 2014, but it's still well worth watching for.
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Far Out! Hemp Could Power Better Super-Batteries
Industrial hemp, the non-psychoactive cousin of marijuana, can play a role in manufacturing supercapacitors for energy storage, researchers report.
It's Alive! Brain Cells Function in Artificial Tissue
A new kind of artificial brain tissue can sustain neurons for weeks, so well that brain cells respond to hard knocks the way an actual brain would.
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Supermoon Hogs Spotlight (Sorry, Perseid Meteors)
This weekend marks the year's most super-duper supermoon: The biggest and brightest full moon of the year is due to rise on Sunday evening.
Flying Saucer Videos Show What Worked and What Didn't
NASA researchers showed videos from their test of the flying saucer-like Low Density Supersonic Decelerator and say they know how to improve it.
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Crystals Large and Small Will Blow Your Mind
This is a big year for the scientific study of crystals ranging from giant pillars of gypsum to tiny swirls of silica.
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Pluto Dances With Its Moon in New Horizons Video
Pluto gets jiggy with its biggest moon, Charon, in an amazing series of double-orbit pictures just released by NASA's New Horizons mission.
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That's No Moon! Rosetta Probe Sends Comet Close-Ups
Unprecedented close-up pictures from the European Space Agency's Rosetta probe make a comet look moonlike, with flat plains and big boulders.
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Mission Accomplished! Craft Reaches Comet After a Decade
The European Space Agency's Rosetta probe made its historic rendezvous with a comet's nucleus on Wednesday after a 10-year, 4 billion-mile journey.
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Radio Readings Pinpoint Pluto's Position for Probe
Data from an array of antennas in Chile are helping the scientists behind NASA's New Horizons mission determine Pluto's precise position.
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What's Next for NASA's Mars Curiosity Rover? A Huge Climb
Two years after NASA's Curiosity rover landed on Mars, the $2.5 billion mission has notched huge successes — and it's still just getting started.
SpaceX Falcon Rocket Launches AsiaSat 8 Satellite
The second time was the charm for SpaceX, which launched the AsiaSat 8 communication satellite into orbit Tuesday after the first attempt was aborted.
'Hobbit' or Human? Scientists Revive Fossil Debate
Researchers have fired a fresh volley in the debate over the fossil skeleton of a scaled-down "Hobbit" human found on the island of Flores.
Elon Musk's Warning: A.I. Could Be Worse Than Nukes
In his latest warning about artificial intelligence, SpaceX billionaire Elon Musk says the technology is "potentially more dangerous than nukes."
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Month in Space: Photos Show Cosmic Joys and Sorrows
Get long-distance views of the cosmos and our glorious Earth, as well as cosmic perspectives on our planet's tragedies.
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SpaceShipTwo Takes Flight for First Time in Months
Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo rocket plane glides through the air for the first time in six months, signaling a new chapter in its test program
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