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Spacecraft survives trip between Saturn, rings

Spacecraft survives unprecedented trip between Saturn, ringsFlight controllers regained contact with Cassini, a day after it became the first craft to cross this hazardous region
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  • 13 hours, 8 minutes ago
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Spacecraft flies between Saturn, rings in historic 1st

Spacecraft flies between Saturn, rings in historic firstNASA’s Cassini spacecraft has ventured into the never-before-explored region between Saturn and its rings
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  • 1 day, 15 hours ago
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Simulating mom’s womb in research to help preemies

Simulating mom’s womb in research to help earliest preemiesResearchers are creating an artificial womb to improve care for extremely premature babies
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  • 2 days, 14 hours ago
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Trump calls U.S. astronaut who broke space record

Trump calls U.S. astronaut who broke record for time in spaceAstronaut Peggy Whitson has another record under her space belt
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  • 3 days, 16 hours ago
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Scientists take to streets to defend research

Scientists take to streets to defend researchScientists, students and research advocates rallied from the Brandenburg Gate to the Washington Monument on Earth Day
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  • 5 days, 16 hours ago
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As orbit becomes crowded, risk from space debris grows

As orbit becomes crowded, risk from space debris growsMore than 750,000 fragments larger than a centimeter are already thought to orbit Earth
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  • 6 days, 8 hours ago
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Undergrads build prosthetic arm for young violinist

Undergrads build prosthetic arm for 10-year-old violinistIsabella Nicola wanted to play the violin, but she was born with no left hand and a severely abbreviated forearm
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  • 6 days, 11 hours ago
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Last adventure ahead for Cassini spacecraft at Saturn

Last adventure ahead for NASA’s Cassini spacecraft at SaturnCassini’s fuel tank is almost empty, so NASA has opted for a risky, but science-rich grand finale
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  • 6 days, 13 hours ago
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China launches its 1st unmanned cargo spacecraft

China launches its 1st unmanned cargo spacecraftThe launch marks further progress in the ambitious Chinese space program
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  • 1 week ago
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American, Russian arrive at International Space Station

American, Russian arrive at International Space StationNASA’s Jack Fischer and Russia’s Fyodor Yurchikhin lifted off from the Russia-leased launch facility in Kazakhstan
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Scientists say fungus threatens European salamanders

Scientists say ‘alien’ fungus threatens European salamandersResearchers who examined the impact of the alien invader found it to be lethal to the amphibians
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Another nearby planet found that may be right for life

Another nearby planet found that may be right for lifeIt’s the fifth such life-possible planet outside our solar system revealed in less than a year
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John Glenn honored with space station ship

John Glenn honored with launch of space station supply shipA mighty Atlas rocket provided Tuesday’s lift, just as it did for Glenn 55 years ago
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NASA providing 1st live 360 view of rocket launch

NASA providing 1st live 360-degree view of rocket launchThe stream will begin 10 minutes before the scheduled 11:11 a.m. liftoff on NASA’s YouTube channel
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  • 1 week, 3 days ago
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Canada glacier melt rerouted in case of ‘river piracy’

Canada glacier melt rerouted in rare case of ‘river piracy’Scientists have witnessed the first modern case of what they call “river piracy” and they blame global warming
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Researchers name loud shrimp after Pink Floyd

Researchers name loud shrimp after Pink FloydA newly discovered species of shrimp that uses a bright pink claw to create a loud sound has been named for Pink Floyd
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Reptile fossils hint at diversity of dinosaur ancestors

Reptile fossils hint at wide diversity of dinosaur ancestorsFossils of a four-legged, meat-eating reptile are helping paint a more complicated picture of the ancestry of dinosaurs
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  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
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NASA astronaut, 2 Russian cosmonauts return to Earth

NASA astronaut, 2 Russian cosmonauts return to EarthNASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough and two cosmonauts touched down Monday after spending 173 days in space
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Stone Age cannibals: Hunting each other not worth it

Stone Age cannibals: Hunting each other not worth the hassleA new study says that although ancient people practiced cannibalism, they probably didn’t go hunting each other for food
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Veteran NASA spacewoman getting 3 extra months in orbit

Veteran NASA spacewoman getting 3 extra months in orbitNASA announced Wednesday that astronaut Peggy Whitson will remain on the International Space Station until September
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Study shows Britain’s original split from Europe

1st Brexit: Study shows Britain’s original split from EuropeIt was a literal Brexit — Britain’s geographical separation from mainland Europe
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NASA spacecraft halfway between Pluto and next stop

NASA spacecraft halfway between Pluto and next smaller stopNew Horizons — which reached the milestone this week — is bound for an even more remote object called 2014 MU69
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SpaceX launches its 1st recycled rocket

SpaceX launches its first recycled rocket in historic leapIt’s the first time SpaceX founder Elon Musk has tried to fly a salvaged booster
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  • 3 weeks, 6 days ago
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Spacewalking astronauts lose piece of shielding

Spacewalking astronauts lose piece of shielding, floats awayAstronaut Peggy Whitson immediately reported the mishap to Mission Control, which tracked the bundle as it drifted off
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  • 4 weeks ago
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In lab simulating harsh Mars climate, a potato grows

In lab simulating harsh Mars climate, a nascent potato growsScientists have successfully grown a potato in frigid, high carbon-dioxide surroundings
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  • 4 weeks ago
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Brain, arm implants help paralyzed man feed self

Brain, arm implants help paralyzed man feed selfDocs surgically placed 2 implants into his brain to catch signals from neurons from the area that controls hand movement
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Astronauts prep space station for new parking spot

Spacewalking astronauts prep station for new parking spotA port needs to be moved in order to make room for a docking device compatible with future commercial crew capsules
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  • 1 month ago
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