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Scientists say NASA's budget inadequate for its goals NASA suffers from a "mismatch" between its goals and the budget it has been given to achieve them, according to a panel that said the US space agency may need a complete overhaul.
07 декабря 2012
Photo courtesy of NASA to send new rover to Mars in 2020 NASA plans to send a new rover to Mars in 2020 as it prepares for a manned mission to the Red Planet, the US space agency said Tuesday.
05 декабря 2012
Photo courtesy of Sulphur gas boosts theory of Venus volcanoes European scientists said on Monday they had found tantalising clues to back theories that Venus -- Earth's cursed sister -- has active volcanoes.
04 декабря 2012
S. Korea postpones rocket launch to 2013: official South Korea has postponed its third bid to put a satellite in orbit until next year, after a technical problem forced the cancellation of last week's scheduled launch.
03 декабря 2012
Large ice deposits found on Mercury: scientists Scientists Thursday announced new evidence that Mercury, the planet orbiting nearest the Sun, hosts massive caches of ice and revealed new information on how water reached our solar system's inner planets.
01 декабря 2012
©REUTERS Scientists record most powerful quasar blast ever US astronomers have detected the most powerful blast from a quasar ever recorded, offering the first proof of important theories about why the universe is shaped the way it is.
30 ноября 2012
S. Korea readies new bid to join global space club South Korea held a final dress rehearsal Wednesday for its third attempt to send a satellite into orbit and join an elite space club that includes Asian powers China, Japan and India.
29 ноября 2012
Life on Mars? Maybe not. NASA rows back on findings NASA downplayed Wednesday talk of a major discovery by its Martian rover after remarks by the mission chief raised hopes it may have unearthed evidence life once existed on the Red Planet.
23 ноября 2012
©REUTERS S. Korea rocket launch set for Nov 29 South Korea plans to go ahead with a delayed rocket launch on Thursday next week in its third bid in four years to put a satellite into orbit.
23 ноября 2012
S. Korea readies for delayed rocket launch Korea is set to go ahead next week with a delayed rocket launch as it aims to join the elite club of nations capable of putting a satellite into orbit.
20 ноября 2012
Three ISS crew return to Earth in Russian capsule A Russian cosmonaut and two astronauts from the International Space Station touched down early Monday on the steppes of Kazakhstan in a Russian Soyuz capsule after spending over four months aboard the ISS.
19 ноября 2012
Eclipse hunters chase sun to tropical Australia It lasts for barely two minutes, but the chance to witness the eerie spectacle of day turning briefly to night in a solar eclipse has brought thousands of shadow chasers to Australia.
13 ноября 2012
©REUTERS SpaceX capsule completes successful first mission The unmanned SpaceX capsule made a safe splashdown in the Pacific Sunday after successfully delivering its first commercial payload to the International Space Station.
29 октября 2012
'First' Pakistan astronaut wants to make peace in space Once you've been to both poles, skydived over Mount Everest and set up your country's first consulate in Monaco, the question is: What next?
27 октября 2012
S. Korea readies third bid to join global space club South Korea hopes to launch a satellite into space on Friday in its third attempt to join an elite club that includes Asian powers China, Japan and India.
26 октября 2012
Russia launches three astronauts to ISS A Russian rocket carrying two Russian cosmonauts and an American astronaut blasted off successfully on Tuesday for the International Space Station.
24 октября 2012
Photo courtesy of Planet with four suns discovered An international team of amateur and professional astronomers on Monday announced the discovery of a planet whose skies are lit up by four suns -- the first reported case of such a phenomenon.
16 октября 2012
Space shuttle finally reaches LA retirement home The US space shuttle Endeavour finally reached its California retirement home Sunday, after taking three days instead of two for its last-ever journey -- 12 miles (19 kilometers) across Los Angeles.
16 октября 2012
PHOTO: Austrian skydiver broke sound barrier: spokeswoman Austrian daredevil Felix Baumgartner became the first man to break the sound barrier in a record-shattering freefall jump from the edge of space Sunday.
15 октября 2012
Austrian daredevil to make new space jump bid An Austrian daredevil hopes to make a new record-breaking attempt Sunday to jump from the edge of space, days after his initial bid was aborted at the last minute due to gusting winds.
14 октября 2012

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