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ISS-Above glows when the space station orbits near you

Get alerts anytime the International Space Station flies over your location, so you can wave, send a tweet, or run outside to see it at night.

By Jan. 29, 2014

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Canada orbits suitcase-size camera to hunt asteroids

With its small telescope, the Near-Earth Object Surveillance Satellite is looking for space rocks that could devastate our planet.

By Feb. 26, 2013

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Tatooine planet Kepler-16b orbits two suns

NASA's Kepler telescope has discovered a planet that orbits two suns, just like Luke Skywalker's homeworld of Tatooine.

By Sep. 16, 2011

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SpaceX orbits success with Falcon 1

Privately developed rocket has been launched into space and has begun orbiting Earth, a success that comes after three previous failures.

By Sep. 29, 2008

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Earth in crossfire on NASA hazardous asteroid map

Earth is near the center of a tangled mass of potentially hazardous asteroids. But there's little to worry about.

By Aug. 13, 2013

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Strange science images from the Getty's open-content archive

The Getty's new open-content image resource places some unusual images into the public domain. Are you ready to see the sun orbit the Earth?

By Aug. 17, 2013

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North Korea names space agency 'NADA,' mimics NASA logo

North Korea's newly named space agency sports the unfortunate acronym "NADA" and features a familiar-looking logo.

By Apr. 2, 2014

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Watch Comet ISON hurtle toward the sun

NASA releases a short movie showing comet ISON's approach near the fiery grasp of the sun over the course of five days.

By Nov. 27, 2013

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NASA has found 3 nice, habitable planets for us to choose from

The agency's Kepler space telescope locates three planets -- in two new planetary systems -- that are the right distance from their suns to make them potentially life-supporting.

By Apr. 18, 2013

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Skywatchers gear up for Perseid meteor onslaught

This annual crowd-pleaser -- one of the most spectacular sky shows you'll ever see -- is about to hit its peak.

By Aug. 8, 2013