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Mars rover makes surprising rock find
Mars rover makes surprising rock find

A rock analyzed by NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has a surprising and more varied composition that resembles rare rocks from the bowels of our planet.

Mars rover makes surprising rock find
SpaceX set for first NASA-contracted supply mission
SpaceX set for first NASA-contracted supply mission

US firm SpaceX aims for its next big launch into orbit Sunday -- the first of 12 flights in its $1.6 billion contract with NASA to bring supplies to and from the international space station.

SpaceX set for first NASA-contracted supply mission
Mars rover finds gravel left by 'vigorous' stream
Mars rover finds gravel left by 'vigorous' stream

NASA's Mars rover has discovered gravel once carried by the waters of an ancient stream that "ran vigorously" through the area.

Mars rover finds gravel left by 'vigorous' stream
US astronaut Joseph Acaba. ©REUTERS
Woman takes command of ISS after crew return

A woman took command of the International Space Station for only the second time Monday as three US and Russian colleagues made a safe return from the orbiting space lab to the Kazakh steppe.

Woman takes command of ISS after crew return
Aging Mars rover discovers geological mystery
Aging Mars rover discovers geological mystery

NASA's Opportunity rover, older brother to the Curiosity rover that landed on Mars last month, has made a new discovery that geologists find both puzzling and exciting.

Aging Mars rover discovers geological mystery
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Two 'hot Jupiters' found in star cluster: NASA

US scientists have for the first time found proof that planets can form and survive around sun-like stars within dense star clusters, NASA said Friday.

Two 'hot Jupiters' found in star cluster: NASA
NASA's Mars rover parked to test robotic arm
NASA's Mars rover parked to test robotic arm

NASA's Curiosity rover has temporarily halted its journey across the surface of Mars as it tests the tools on its robotic arm.

NASA's Mars rover parked to test robotic arm
Nazifa Bakytbayeva. Photo courtesy of obozrenie.kz
Pavlodar schoolgirl spotted by NASA turns down University of Texas

Pavlodar genius schoolgirl-inventor Nazifa Baktybayeva opted for Kazakh-Turkish University of Suleyman Demirel instead of the University of Texas.

Pavlodar schoolgirl spotted by NASA turns down University of Texas
ISS crew complete space station repair
ISS crew complete space station repair

Two International Space Station crew members on Wednesday successfully completed a spacewalk to install a new power switching unit.

ISS crew complete space station repair
NASA's Voyager 'dancing on edge' of solar system
NASA's Voyager 'dancing on edge' of solar system

NASA's Voyager 1, launched in 1977, is nearing the edge of the solar system and may already be "dancing on the edge" of outer space, the scientists behind the project said Tuesday.

NASA's Voyager 'dancing on edge' of solar system
Planet pop: NASA beams first song from Mars
Planet pop: NASA beams first song from Mars

NASA transmitted the first song to be broadcast from Mars on Tuesday, by Grammy-winning US musician will.i.am, as part of efforts to inspire young people to get interested in science.

Planet pop: NASA beams first song from Mars
Space race, on a budget, was not how Armstrong saw it
Space race, on a budget, was not how Armstrong saw it

More than 40 years after Neil Armstrong landed on the moon, humans continue to push the frontiers of space exploration but missions are being tempered by costs, a trend that concerned the astronaut.

Space race, on a budget, was not how Armstrong saw it
NASA's Mars rover makes first test drive
NASA's Mars rover makes first test drive

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity made its first test drive, leaving wheel tracks near its landing spot.

NASA's Mars rover makes first test drive
Mars rover takes 'cool' detour: NASA
Mars rover takes 'cool' detour: NASA

The US space agency NASA's Mars rover Curiosity will make a wide detour to explore a geographical hot spot on Mars because "it looks cool".

Mars rover takes 'cool' detour: NASA
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Obama to NASA experts: 'Let me know if you find Martians'

US President Barack Obama on Monday ribbed scientists behind NASA's roving robot Curiosity, instructing them to let him know right away if they found life on Mars.

Obama to NASA experts: 'Let me know if you find Martians'
Mars rover captures crash landing
Mars rover captures crash landing

NASA said Friday that a mysterious spot shown on a photograph sent back to Earth by the Mars rover Curiosity was the crash landing of its rocket stage.

Mars rover captures crash landing
NASA's Morpheus test lander crashes and burns
NASA's Morpheus test lander crashes and burns

NASA's experimental moon lander crashed and burst into flames seconds after takeoff Thursday due to a hardware fault, the US space agency said, prompting an investigation but no casualties.

NASA's Morpheus test lander crashes and burns
Curiosity's second day on Mars 'flawless': NASA
Curiosity's second day on Mars 'flawless': NASA

NASA rover Curiosity's second day on Mars went "flawlessly," NASA said Wednesday, confirming the antennas, communication links and generator on the $2.5 billion robot are all working well.

Curiosity's second day on Mars 'flawless': NASA
NASA's Mars rover sends back stunning pictures
NASA's Mars rover sends back stunning pictures

After its first day on Mars, NASA's rover Monday sent back to Earth stunning images of its crater landing site and the mountain it aims to climb in the hunt for signs of life.

NASA's Mars rover sends back stunning pictures
NASA counts down to dramatic Mars landing
NASA counts down to dramatic Mars landing

With a mixture of tense nerves and confidence, NASA counted down Sunday to the landing of its largest ever robotic rover on Mars, where it will search for signs that life may once have existed.

NASA counts down to dramatic Mars landing