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Secretive X-37B space plane returns to Earth, two years on

The Air Force says that the almost one-of-a-kind spacecraft "conducted on-orbit experiments" in the the longest-ever mission for the X-37B program.

By October 17, 2014

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Watch Earth roll by live in HD, streamed from the ISS

Get your relaxing Internet fix by sitting back and watching the Blue Marble roll away in real-time under the orbit of the ISS.

By October 19, 2014

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Earth's water older than the sun, came from interstellar ice

The water in our solar system -- including up to half of Earth's supply -- has actually been here since before the birth of the sun, according to new research.

By September 25, 2014

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NASA to shoot lasers at Earth's forests from space

Using tech known as lidar, a device will map forests in 3D and increase understanding of their role in the carbon cycle.

By September 9, 2014

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Earth's address within a massive supercluster of 100,000 galaxies

Astronomers have mapped the Milky Way's position to the outskirts of a supercluster of galaxies, newly dubbed Laniakea, meaning "Immense Heaven".

By September 4, 2014

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Solar storm almost fried Earth's electronics two years ago?

A fascinating NASA presentation suggests that in July 2012 Earth was one week away from being struck by a massive solar storm that would have had devastating effects. Can this be?

By July 26, 2014

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Earth's recent changes, from space (pictures)

Satellite Landsat 8 has been surveying Earth for over a year now, providing an interesting take on our planet's shifts.

10 Images By June 6, 2014

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'Asteroid to hit Earth' story goes up on CNN, people believe it

A user posts a fake news piece to CNN's iReport news hub. It stays live for 22 hours before someone realizes it must surely not be true.

By May 27, 2014

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Planet-eating stars could help search for other 'Earths'

Some suns gobble up the planets revolving around them, creating unique chemical signatures that could help astronomers in their planetary hunt.

By May 20, 2014

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Don't start up the warp drive yet, Earth's cousins might be hard to spot

Identifying distant planets that might be able to support life turns out not to be as straightforward as we might think, new research finds.

By April 28, 2014