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JAXA

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Amazing light paintings -- in space!

The Spiral Top, a spinning gadget mounted with LEDs for gorgeous light paintings, brings a touch of artistry to the International Space Station.

By January 8, 2014

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Japan sends adorable chat bot into space

A humanoid robot designed to alleviate the isolation of astronauts by having conversations has been deployed to the International Space Station.

By August 4, 2013

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Fiery annular solar eclipse to be broadcast live on Internet

Most of Earth's inhabitants won't be able to directly watch the moon pass in front of the sun on Thursday -- leaving only a golden ring around its edges -- but anyone can catch the action online.

By May 8, 2013

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NASA satellite gets a 3D view of Sandy's eye

With tropical-storm force winds about 1,000 miles across, Sandy is a monster. NASA's radar view of its eyewall shows "remarkable vigor" for its Category 1 status.

By October 29, 2012

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Japanese cargo ship launched on flight to space station

A Japanese cargo ship is on track for berthing at the International Space Station next week, carrying five tons of supplies and equipment, including a small research aquarium and other science gear.

By July 20, 2012

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Russians say they intend to establish permanent moon bases

At Washington meeting between heads of national space agencies, Russia puts down a moon marker.

By May 23, 2012

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YouTube Space Lab wants your experiments

YouTube has launched a channel called Space Lab, and it wants students to submit experiments to carry out in deep space…

By October 10, 2011

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Japan eyes sending humanoid robot into orbit

A bot may watch over sleeping astronauts orbiting Earth if Japan's space agency JAXA moves ahead with its plans for 2013.

By February 17, 2011

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Are pogo-dancing robots headed to moon?

Japan has said it envisions moonwalking humanoids by 2015, but jumping robots may be more like it.

By December 20, 2010

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Scientists find asteroid probe, need can opener

Japanese and other scientists have recovered part of a space probe that returned to Earth after landing on a distant asteroid on a sample recovery mission. Do they dare open it?

By June 16, 2010