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Millions join satellite search for missing plane
Millions join satellite search for missing plane

Three million people have joined an effort led by a satellite operator to locate the missing Malaysia Airlines plane, in what may be the largest crowdsourcing project of its kind.

Millions join satellite search for missing plane
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NASA offers KazCosmos to participate in research projects

KazCosmos, the national space agency of Kazakhstan - will have joint projects with NASA.

NASA offers KazCosmos to participate in research projects
Former ISS commander Oleg Kotov (C) and flight engineers Sergei Ryazansky (L) and Michael Hopkins from NASA sit in chairs outside the Soyuz TMA-10M capsule. ©Reuters/Bill Ingalls
American, two Russians back on Earth after half-year in space

Two Russian cosmonauts and an American astronaut on Tuesday landed back on Earth in Kazakhstan after a stay of more than half a year aboard the International Space Station.

American, two Russians back on Earth after half-year in space
When stars explode, it's a messy business
When stars explode, it's a messy business

When stars explode, it's a messy business. But the massive blasts are also useful, seeding the universe with such key elements as calcium, iron and titanium.

When stars explode, it's a messy business
James Webb Space Telescope. Photo courtesy of wikipedia.org
Elements come together for next big telescope: NASA

All the pieces of the most powerful space telescope ever are ready for assembly at NASA.

Elements come together for next big telescope: NASA
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NASA launches communications satellite

NASA on Thursday launched a new satellite to boost its growing communications network between Earth and the International Space Station, allowing for nearly uninterrupted video, voice link and data transmission.

NASA launches communications satellite
Mars 'jelly doughnut' rock intrigues scientists
Mars 'jelly doughnut' rock intrigues scientists

A strange rock that looks like a jelly doughnut has appeared on Mars, and scientists are closer to figuring out how it got there.

Mars 'jelly doughnut' rock intrigues scientists
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Sky no longer the limit for in-flight Internet service

Even over the moonscape Nevada desert, even in a 1950s seaplane, the Internet is there.

Sky no longer the limit for in-flight Internet service
Earthly politicians seek roadmap for space exploration
Earthly politicians seek roadmap for space exploration

Seeking to boldly go where few politicians have gone before, more than 30 space-faring nations gathered Thursday to map out ways to pool mankind's efforts to explore the stars.

Earthly politicians seek roadmap for space exploration
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More than 1,000 chosen for one-way Mars reality-TV mission

More than 1,000 candidates -- from 200,000 hopefuls -- have been chosen to train for a private Mars colonisation mission to be partly funded by a reality-TV show following their training and subsequent steps, organisers said Thursday.

More than 1,000 chosen for one-way Mars reality-TV mission
Astronauts poised for second spacewalk to repair station
Astronauts poised for second spacewalk to repair station

Two American astronauts prepared to step out Tuesday on a rare Christmas Eve spacewalk to wrap up repairs to the cooling system at the International Space Station, NASA said.

Astronauts poised for second spacewalk to repair station
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Revealed: Vast water store beneath Greenland's ice

A vast store of water equivalent in area to Ireland lies beneath Greenland's icesheet, and it may provide answers to one of the big riddles of climate change, scientists reported on Sunday.

Revealed: Vast water store beneath Greenland's ice
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Snowden offers to help Brazil investigate NSA spying

US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden offered to help Brazil defeat US spying Tuesday but, in an open letter, said he needs permanent political asylum to do so.

Snowden offers to help Brazil investigate NSA spying
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NASA mulls spacewalks to fix space station

A series of spacewalks might be necessary to fix a breakdown in the equipment cooling system aboard the International Space Station, NASA said Friday.

NASA mulls spacewalks to fix space station
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Third time a charm: SpaceX launches commercial satellite

After two delays, private US company SpaceX on Tuesday successfully launched its first commercial satellite, after repairs were made to the Falcon 9 rocket.

Third time a charm: SpaceX launches commercial satellite
Comet ISON vanishes as it circles the sun
Comet ISON vanishes as it circles the sun

Comet ISON appears to have flown too close to the surface of the sun Thursday and vanished as it circled the fiery surface, astronomers said.

Comet ISON vanishes as it circles the sun
NASA poised to launch Mars atmosphere probe
NASA poised to launch Mars atmosphere probe

What happened to the water on Mars? How did the Red Planet's atmosphere become so thin over time? NASA's MAVEN probe is scheduled to launch Monday on a mission to find out.

NASA poised to launch Mars atmosphere probe
Indian Mars mission suffers glitch but 'no setback'
Indian Mars mission suffers glitch but 'no setback'

India's Mars spacecraft suffered a brief engine failure Monday as scientists tried to move it into a higher orbit around Earth, but controllers denied any setback to the ambitious low-cost mission.

Indian Mars mission suffers glitch but 'no setback'
More than 10,000 feared dead in typhoon-ravaged Philippines
More than 10,000 feared dead in typhoon-ravaged Philippines

Survivors of a super typhoon that may have killed more than 10,000 people in the Philippines were growing increasingly desperate for aid Monday, as authorities struggled to cope with potentially the country's worst recorded natural disaster.

More than 10,000 feared dead in typhoon-ravaged Philippines
Russia to take Olympic torch into space
Russia to take Olympic torch into space

Three new crew members blast off Thursday for the International Space Station (ISS) on a Russian rocket, taking with them the precious cargo of an Olympic torch for the 2014 Winter Games in the Black Sea resort of Sochi.

Russia to take Olympic torch into space