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Surplus food for the homeless is just an app away

On-demand smartphone apps are known for addressing the whims and desires of the comfortable. It turns out they can also serve the greater good.

By June 21, 2015


NASA to steal boulder from asteroid to test Earth-defense technique

The space agency has just announced plans to fly to an asteroid, snag a boulder, fly back toward Earth and put the rock in orbit around the moon. Because science.

By March 26, 2015


NASA's EPIC video shows dark side of the moon passing over Earth

We often see the moon sailing through our night skies from down here on Earth, but a new NASA video shows a perspective we never get.

By August 5, 2015


NASA's new million-mile view of Earth is a stunner

A faraway satellite turns its eyes back to its home planet to catch a fresh photo of our Blue Marble suspended against the darkness of space.

By July 20, 2015


NASA spots nearest rocky super-Earth at just 21 light-years away

NASA's Spitzer telescope confirms a new neighbor in the form of a larger-than-Earth rocky planet outside our solar system.

By July 31, 2015


NASA: This planet is the closest thing to Earth yet

Data from the Kepler Space Telescope reveals a planet that hits the triumvirate of being just right: It's the right size in the right place, and is circling a star similar to our sun.

By July 23, 2015


NASA's New Horizons post-Pluto target is just a billion miles away

If a mission extension is approved, the New Horizons spacecraft will take a short jaunt to a mysterious icy object in the Kuiper Belt.

By August 30, 2015


NASA says chill out, there's no doomsday asteroid next month

Rumors of an Earth-shattering asteroid impact scheduled for September are blown off course by NASA applying science to the fear-mongering.

By August 20, 2015


Earth and moon 'double photobomb' of the sun is a NASA rarity

For the first time ever, the Earth and moon pair up to get in the way of the Solar Dynamic Observatory's view of the sun.

By September 15, 2015


Near-Earth asteroid has its own little moon in tow

When asteroid 2004 BL86 passed near Earth on January 26, it wasn't alone. A small moon came along for the ride.

By January 27, 2015