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NuSTAR Takes Beautiful X-ray Image of Sol 43 comments
ESA Carries Out Asteroid Impact Drill 69 comments
Can Rep. John Culberson Save NASA's Space Exploration Program? 156 comments
NASA Video Shows What It's Like To Reenter the Earth's Atmosphere 74 comments
The Dominant Life Form In the Cosmos Is Probably Superintelligent Robots 390 comments
Kepler Makes First Exoplanet Discovery After Mission Reboot 28 comments
India Successfully Test Fires Its Heaviest Rocket 56 comments
Startup Helps You Build Your Very Own Picosatellite On a Budget 21 comments
Terrestrial Gamma Ray Bursts Very Common 70 comments
NASA Tests Feasibility of 3D Printing on the Moon and Other Planets 58 comments
NASA Study Proposes Airships, Cloud Cities For Venus Exploration 200 comments
SpaceX To Attempt Falcon 9 Landing On Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship 81 comments
Spacecraft Spots Probable Waves On Titan's Seas 82 comments
Curiosity Detects Mysterious Methane Spikes On Mars 68 comments
Mysterious Martian Gouges Carved By Sand-surfing Dry Ice 26 comments
SpaceX Set To Create 300 New US Jobs and Expand Facilities 43 comments
Raspberry Pi In Space 56 comments
Airbus Attacked By French Lawmaker For Talking To SpaceX 168 comments
Deflating Claims That ESA Craft Has Spotted Dark Matter 85 comments
Possible Dark Matter Signal Spotted 66 comments
Rosetta Results: Comets "Did Not Bring Water To Earth" 135 comments
Geminid Meteor Shower This Weekend 24 comments
Titan's Dunes Took Tens of Thousands of Years To Form 12 comments
China Plans Superheavy Rocket, Ups Reliability 86 comments
Asteroid Impacts May Have Formed Life's Building Blocks 46 comments
Pluto-Bound Spacecraft Ends Hibernation To Start Mission 77 comments
Comet Dust Found In Antarctica 17 comments
Orion Capsule Safely Recovered, Complete With 12-Year-Old Computer Guts 197 comments
NASA's Orion Capsule Reaches Orbit 140 comments
How Astronomers Will Take the "Image of the Century": a Black Hole 129 comments
Aliens Are Probably Everywhere, Just Not Anywhere Nearby 334 comments
Why Pluto Still Matters 91 comments
The Moment of Truth For BICEP2 52 comments
'Mirage Earth' Exoplanets May Have Burned Away Chances For Life 62 comments
Stars Traveling Close To Light Speed Could Spread Life Through the Universe 184 comments
Who Needs NASA? Exoplanet Detected Using a DSLR 108 comments
Hayabusa 2 Asteroid Probe Postponed By Weather Until Early December 24 comments
New Analysis Pushes Back Possible Origin For Antikythera Mechanism 62 comments
Philae May Have Grazed Crater Rim 48 comments
Swiss Scientists Discover DNA Remains Active After Space Journey and Re-entry 67 comments
NASA To Deploy Four Spacecraft To Study Magnetic Reconnection 29 comments
Conglomerate Rock From Mars: (Much) More Precious Than Gold 65 comments
Complex Life May Be Possible In Only 10% of All Galaxies 307 comments
NASA Offering Contracts To Encourage Asteroid Mining 153 comments
Multi-National Crew Reaches Space Station 70 comments
Study: Space Rock Impacts Not Random 78 comments
NASA Remasters 20-Year-Old Galileo Photographs of Jupiter's Moon, Europa 38 comments
Elon Musk Talks "X-Wing" Fins For Reusable Rockets, Seafaring Spaceport Drones 96 comments
Spaceport America Loses $1.7 Million Due To Virgin Galactic Delays 46 comments
Extreme Shrimp May Hold Clues To Alien Life On Europa 75 comments
Culberson As Chair of NASA Fundng Subcommittee Makes Europa Mission More Likely 57 comments
What Would Have Happened If Philae Were Nuclear Powered? 523 comments
Lunar Mission One Proposes To Take Core Sample, Plant Time Capsule On the Moon 69 comments
Elusive Dark Matter May Be Detected With GPS Satellites 67 comments
Fascinating Rosetta Image Captures Philae's Comet Bounce 69 comments
Magnetic Field In Meteorite Provides Clues About Formation of Solar System 26 comments
Leonid Meteor Shower Hits Tonight, Peaks Tomorrow 20 comments
After Four Days, Philae Team Gets to Rest 88 comments
Philae's Batteries Have Drained; Comet Lander Sleeps 337 comments
Boeing Readies For First Ever Conjoined Satellite Launch 67 comments
Comet Probe Philae To Deploy Drill As Battery Life Wanes 223 comments
Thanks To the Private Space Industry, Things Are Looking Up For Space City USA 47 comments
SatNOGS Wins the 2014 Hackaday Prize For Satellite Networked Open Ground Station 21 comments
Comet Probe Philae Unanchored But Stable — And Sending Back Images 132 comments
Philae Lands Successfully On Comet 188 comments
Rosetta's Philae Probe To Land On Comet Tomorrow 74 comments
Google To Lease and Refurbish Naval Air Base For Space Exploration 89 comments
The Strangeness of the Mars One Project 246 comments
Elon Musk's Next Mission: Internet Satellites 74 comments
The Largest Kuiper Belt Object Isn't Pluto Or Eris, But Triton 61 comments
Life Insurance Restrictions For Space Tourists 68 comments
Revolutionary New View of Baby Planets Forming Around a Star 91 comments
SpaceShipTwo's Rocket Engine Did Not Cause Fatal Crash 150 comments
Space Tourism Isn't Worth Dying For 594 comments
A Mysterious Piece of Russian Space Junk Does Maneuvers 146 comments
Physicists Identify Possible New Particle Behind Dark Matter 103 comments
Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo Crashes 445 comments
Most Planets In the Universe Are Homeless 219 comments
MIT Professor Advocates Ending Asteroid Redirect Mission To Fund Asteroid Survey 116 comments
Largest Sunspot In a Quarter Century Spews Flares 46 comments
Antares Rocket Explodes On Launch 443 comments
Dwarf Galaxies Dim Hopes of Dark Matter 137 comments
Rosetta Probe Reveals What a Comet Smells Like 53 comments
SpaceX Capsule Returns To Earth With Lab Results 60 comments
Two Exocomet Families Found Around Baby Star System 23 comments
Astronomers Find Brightest Pulsar Ever Observed 70 comments
What It Took For SpaceX To Become a Serious Space Company 96 comments
First Evidence of Extrasolar Planets Discovered In 1917 58 comments
Mars Orbiter Beams Back Images of Comet's Surprisingly Tiny Nucleus 47 comments
A Look At Orion's Launch Abort System 44 comments
The Woman Who Should Have Been the First Female Astronaut 200 comments
NASA Cancels "Sunjammer" Solar Sail Demonstration Mission 74 comments
Watch Comet Siding Spring's Mars Fly-By, Live 33 comments
White House Wants Ideas For "Bootstrapping a Solar System Civilization" 352 comments
Saturn's 'Death Star' Moon May Hide Subsurface Ocean 48 comments
MAVEN Spies Mars' Atmosphere Leaching Out Into Space 63 comments
Rosetta Takes Stunning Self-Portrait 10 Miles From Comet's Surface 62 comments
Secretive X-37B Military Space Plane Could Land On Tuesday 81 comments
Hawking Radiation Mimicked In the Lab 66 comments
First Man To Walk In Space Reveals How Mission Nearly Ended In Disaster 122 comments
The Cult of Elon Musk Shines With Steve Jobs' Aura 181 comments
Send Your Own Radiosonde 90,000 Feet Into the Sky (Video) 48 comments
NASA Asks Boeing, SpaceX To Stop Work On Next-Gen Space Taxi 139 comments
How President Nixon Saved/Wrecked the American Space Program 125 comments
NASA Eyes Crew Deep Sleep Option For Mars Mission 236 comments
Robot Arm Will Install New Earth-Facing Cameras On Space Station 40 comments
Elon Musk: We Must Put a Million People On Mars To Safeguard Humanity 549 comments
Mysterious Feature Appears and Disappears In a Sea On Titan 65 comments
Are the World's Religions Ready For ET? 534 comments
Sierra Nevada Corp. Files Legal Challenge Against NASA Commercial Contracts 127 comments
Astrophysicists Use Apollo Seismic Array To Hunt For Gravitational Waves 25 comments
NASA Expands Commercial Space Program 24 comments
Solar System's Water Is Older Than the Sun 173 comments
Why India's Mars Probe Was So Cheap 200 comments
Water Discovered In Exoplanet Atmosphere 50 comments
Physicist Claims Black Holes Mathematically Don't Exist 356 comments
Russia Pledges To Go To the Moon 197 comments
"Big Bang Signal" Could All Be Dust 133 comments
Astrophysicists Identify the Habitable Regions of the Entire Universe 80 comments
Update: Mangalyaan's Main Engine Test Fired, Maven In Orbit 25 comments
Trouble In Branson-Land, As Would-Be Space Tourists Get Antsy Over Delays 77 comments
SpaceX Launches Supplies to ISS, Including Its First 3D Printer 129 comments
Boeing To Take Space Tourists On Its CST-100 Spacecraft To the ISS 47 comments
Mystery Signal Could Be Dark Matter Hint In ISS Detector 55 comments
Ask Slashdot: How To Pick Up Astronomy and Physics As an Adult? 234 comments
NASA Inspector General Lobs Big Rocks At Agency's Asteroid Hunting Program 35 comments
ULA and Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin Announce Rocket Engine Partnership 19 comments
NASA's Manned Rocket Contract: $4.2 Billion To Boeing, $2.6 Billion To SpaceX 188 comments
Astronomers Find Star-Within-a-Star, 40 Years After First Theorized 72 comments
WSJ Reports Boeing To Beat SpaceX For Manned Taxi To ISS 200 comments
European Space Agency Picks Site For First Comet Landing In November 35 comments
Indian Mars Mission Has Completed 95% of Its Journey Without a Hitch 117 comments
Curiosity Rover Arrives At Long-Term Destination 33 comments
Congress Can't Make Asteroid Mining Legal (But It's Trying, Anyway) 213 comments
China Targets 2022 For Space Station Completion 100 comments
Universal Big Bang Lithium Deficit Confirmed 171 comments
X-Class Solar Flare Coming Friday 145 comments
The Exoplanets That Never Were 31 comments
Rosetta Hunts For Comet Touch Down Site For Philae Lander 17 comments
SpaceX and Boeing Battle For US Manned Spaceflight Contracts 123 comments
How Astrophysicists Hope To Turn the Entire Moon Into a Cosmic Ray Detector 74 comments
Apparent Meteorite Hits Managua, Nicaragua, Leaving Crater But No Injuries 107 comments
NASA Panel Finds Fault WIth Curiosity Rover Project's Focus 51 comments
Space Station's 'Cubesat Cannon' Has Gone Rogue 143 comments
Newly Discovered Asteroid To Pass Within Geostationary Orbit Sunday 101 comments
DARPA Bolsters Blueprint To Build Robotic Services For Satellites 10 comments
Welcome To Laniakea, Our New Cosmic Home 67 comments
SpaceX Challenges Blue Origin Patents Over Sea-Landing Rocket Tech 75 comments
Saturn's F Ring Is Now Three Times As Wide As During the Voyager Flybys 41 comments
Battle of the Heavy Lift Rockets 211 comments
Astronomers Find What May Be the Closest Exoplanet So Far 89 comments
Software Error Caused Soyuz/Galileo Failure 157 comments
NASA Telescopes Uncover Early Construction of Giant Galaxy 25 comments
Eye Problems From Space Affect At Least 21 NASA Astronauts 109 comments
Brown Dwarf With Water Clouds Tentatively Detected Just 7 Light-Years From Earth 85 comments
Exomoon Detection Technique Could Greatly Expand Potential Habitable Systems 66 comments
Mangalyaan Gets Ready To Enter Mars Orbit 67 comments
Slashdot Asks: Cheap But Reasonable Telescopes for Kids? 187 comments
Spot ET's Waste Heat For Chance To Find Alien Life 80 comments
2 Galileo Satellites Launched To Wrong Orbit 140 comments
A Movie of Triton Made From Voyager 2's Fly-by 25 Years Ago 34 comments
The Star That Exploded At the Dawn of Time 55 comments
NASA's Space Launch System Searches For a Mission 53 comments
Scientists Find Traces of Sea Plankton On ISS Surface 117 comments
Modular Hive Homes Win Mars Base Design Competition 61 comments
No, a Huge Asteroid Is Not "Set To Wipe Out Life On Earth In 2880" 123 comments
ISS Earth at Night Photos Crowdsourced For Science 13 comments
Why the Universe Didn't Become a Black Hole 109 comments
The Flight of Gifted Engineers From NASA 160 comments
Historians Rediscover Einstein's Forgotten Model of the Universe 35 comments
Entire South Korean Space Programme Shuts Down As Sole Astronaut Quits 186 comments
Why Hasn't This Asteroid Disintegrated? 74 comments
NASA's Greenhouse Gas Observatory Captures 'First Light' 143 comments
3 Congressmen Trying To Tie Up SpaceX 393 comments
Google's Satellites Could Soon See Your Face From Space 140 comments
Do Dark Matter and Dark Energy Cast Doubt On the Big Bang? 225 comments
The Meteors You've Waited All Year For 31 comments
Can We Call Pluto and Charon a 'Binary Planet' Yet? 115 comments
Study Finds That Astronauts Are Severely Sleep Deprived 106 comments
Why the "NASA Tested Space Drive" Is Bad Science 315 comments
Rosetta Achieves Orbit Around Comet 54 comments
European Rosetta Space Craft About To Rendezvous With Comet 62 comments
SpaceX Chooses Texas Site For Private Spaceport 113 comments
Japan To Launch a Military Space Force In 2019 150 comments
Putin Government Moves To Take Control of Russia's largest space company Energia 252 comments
Perlan II Project Aims To Fly a Glider To the Edge of Space 44 comments
NASA Tests Microwave Space Drive 201 comments
The Milky Way Is Much Less Massive Than Previous Thought 119 comments
Opportunity Rover Sets Off-World Driving Record 46 comments
Enceladus's 101 Geysers Blast From Hidden Ocean 39 comments
Off the Florida Coast, Astronauts Train For Asteroid Mission 84 comments
SpaceX Executive Calls For $22-25 Billion NASA Budget 114 comments
Nightfall: Can Kalgash Exist? 86 comments
The Truth About Solar Storms 91 comments
SLS Project Coming Up $400 Million Short 132 comments
How a Solar Storm Two Years Ago Nearly Caused a Catastrophe On Earth 212 comments
Black Holes Not Black After All, Theorize Physicists 227 comments
Finding Life In Space By Looking For Extraterrestrial Pollution 95 comments
SpaceX Releases Video of Falcon Rocket's Splashdown 49 comments
UEA Research Shows Oceans Vital For Possibility of Alien Life 97 comments
A Look At NASA's Orion Project 108 comments
Can the Multiverse Be Tested Scientifically? 147 comments
Preparing For Satellite Defense 118 comments
Two Big Dark Matter Experiments Gain US Support 37 comments
Brazil Nut Effect Explains Mystery of the Boulder-Strewn Surfaces of Asteroids 58 comments
SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Blasts Off From Florida 112 comments
With New Horizons Spacecraft a Year Away, What We Know About Pluto 128 comments
Scotland Could Become Home To Britain's First Spaceport 151 comments
Public To Vote On Names For Exoplanets 127 comments
How Deep Does the Multiverse Go? 202 comments
O3b Launches Four More Satellites To Bring Internet To 'Other 3 Billion' 80 comments
Arecibo Radio Telescope Confirms Extra-galactic Fast Radio Pulses 95 comments
Asteroid Mining Bill Introduced In Congress To Protect Private Property Rights 181 comments
SpaceX Wins FAA Permission To Build a Spaceport In Texas 80 comments
Study: Why the Moon's Far Side Looks So Different 79 comments
The Video Game That Maps the Galaxy 28 comments
Cosmic Mystery Solved By Super-sized Supernova Dust 16 comments
Buzz Aldrin Pressures Obama For New Space Exploration Initiative 78 comments
Interview: Edward Stone Talks About JPL and Space Exploration 57 comments
Cassini's Space Odyssey To Saturn 45 comments
Newly Spotted Frozen World Orbits In a Binary Star System 34 comments
Two Earth-Like Exoplanets Don't Actually Exist 102 comments
What Came First, Black Holes Or Galaxies? 76 comments
New Class of Stars Are Totally Metal, Says Astrophysicist 119 comments
India Launches Five Foreign Satellites 85 comments
NASA Launching Satellite To Track Carbon 190 comments
Trio of Big Black Holes Spotted In Galaxy Smashup 74 comments
Astronomers Discover Earth-Sized Diamond 112 comments
Mysterious X-ray Signal Hints At Dark Matter 100 comments
The Higgs Boson Should Have Crushed the Universe 188 comments
What Happens If You Have a Heart Attack In Space? 83 comments
Evidence of a Correction To the Speed of Light 347 comments
Searching For Ocean Life On Another World 49 comments
Satellite Swarm Spots North Pole Drift 80 comments
SpaceX Delays Falcon 9 Launch To Tuesday 43 comments
Big Bang Breakthrough Team Back-Pedals On Major Result 127 comments
Construction of World's Largest Telescope Finally Underway in Chile 76 comments
NASA Funds Projects For Asteroid-Capture Plan 65 comments
Draper Labs Develops Low Cost Probe To Orbit, Land On Europa For NASA 79 comments
SpaceX Falcon 9R Vertical Take-Off and Landing Test Flight 105 comments
NASA's Horizons Spacecraft To Probe Pluto Moon For Underground Ocean 47 comments
Why the Moon's New Birthday Means the Earth Is Older Than We Thought 98 comments
How To Make Espresso In Space 192 comments
Civilians Try to Lure an Abandoned NASA Spacecraft Back to Earth 53 comments
Radar Data Yields High-Resolution Views of Near-Earth Asteroid HQ124 29 comments
Aliens and the Fermi Paradox 686 comments
A Scientist Is Growing Asparagus In Meteorites To Prepare Us For Space Farming 59 comments
There's No Wind Chill On Mars 110 comments
Getting the Most Out of the Space Station (Before It's Too Late) 155 comments
Moon Swirls May Inspire Revolution In the Science of Deflector Shields 76 comments
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