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That hush-hush Air Force space plane just headed back into orbit

The X-37B -- undertaking its fourth mission -- shared its rocket ride back to space with an experimental LightSail spacecraft provided by the Bill Nye-backed Planetary Society.

By May 20, 2015

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Here's how you put an asteroid boulder in orbit around the moon (pictures)

NASA has a bold new plan to steal a boulder from an asteroid and bring it back for orbit around the moon, to help test an Earth-defense system.

10 Images By March 26, 2015

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Our new neighbours: Rare dwarf galaxies found orbiting the Milky Way

Researchers have found rare satellite dwarf galaxies and candidate dwarf galaxies in orbit around our Milky Way, the largest number of such satellites ever found in one go.

By March 10, 2015

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Eva Solo Gravity Cookware sends cleaning into orbit

Eva Solo Gravity Cookware comes in a variety of sizes. The pots and pans have a special lid that has multiple uses.

By March 3, 2015

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NASA's Dawn becomes first spacecraft to orbit a dwarf planet

The Dawn space probe will take a much closer look at Ceres' mystery lights now that it is in orbit around the protoplanet.

By March 6, 2015

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Help NASA pick the reconnaisance orbiter's best moon image

NASA wants the public to choose the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter's best moon shot through a vote that will place the winner on the cover of a special image collection.

By May 26, 2014

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NASA orbiters hide behind Mars to avoid comet debris

A rare close flyby of a comet near Mars put NASA's orbiters in a potentially dangerous situation, but also allowed them to study the moving space object.

By October 20, 2014

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See what it's like to fly through an aurora in orbit

It looks like something from a '90s screensaver, but it's footage of the International Space Station flying through the northern (or maybe southern?) lights.

By August 25, 2014

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Rosetta spacecraft enters comet's orbit (pictures)

In an out of this world first, the space probe enters the gravitational pull of a comet ahead of a landing attempt scheduled for November.

6 Images By August 6, 2014

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Playing Pac-Man with space junk

The CleanSpace One project will deploy a satellite equipped with a net to go catch a small satellite and destroy it in Earth's atmosphere.

By July 7, 2015