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Glowing ultraviolet aurora spotted on Mars

NASA's orbiting Mars probe has spotted two surprises in the Red Planet's atmosphere: an unexplained dust cloud and a deep ultraviolet aurora.

By March 18, 2015

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Mars looks like melted hot fudge sundae in newly released image

The Martian surface displays colors other than just red in this beautiful image just released by the European Space Agency.

By February 9, 2015

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Teen shot gamer dead over PS4, say police

A man advertised his PS4 for sale on Craigslist. Police say he met the potential buyers in a parking lot and when they tried to steal the device, one of them, a 16-year-old girl, opened fire.

By September 17, 2014

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Curiosity captures footage of a Martian moon eclipse

For the first time for any Mars surface expedition, the Curiosity rover captures images of two Martian moons eclipsing each other.

By August 18, 2013

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Robotic space 'hedgehogs' under development

The next generation of space exploration rovers may look more like spiky little animals than oversize off-road vehicles.

By January 2, 2013

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Curiosity snaps photo of partial solar eclipse -- from Mars

Using a filter on its camera, the Mars rover creates a pinhole-like image of the Red Planet's moon Phobos transiting the sun.

By September 17, 2012

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Curiosity Mars rover poised for first 'hands-on' geology

The Curiosity Mars rover, slowly creeping across the floor of Gale Crater, is ready to attempt its first hands-on "contact science," studying a pyramid-shaped rock known as "Jake."

By September 19, 2012

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Ambitious Mars Science Lab rover set for Saturday launch

After a break for Thanksgiving, NASA plans to launch a $2.5 billion nuclear-powered rover to Mars for a long-awaited mission to look for evidence of carbon compounds and past or present habitability.

By November 24, 2011

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Russian Soyuz rockets into space on delayed station flight

In blizzard-like conditions, a Russian Soyuz spacecraft blasted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan carrying two cosmonauts and a NASA astronauts on a two-day flight to the International Space Station.

By November 13, 2011

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Russians prep Soyuz for launch to International Space Station

Two-and-a-half months after a dramatic launch failure, Russian engineers ready a closely inspected Soyuz spacecraft for launch to the space station, the program's first manned flight in the post-shuttle era.

By November 13, 2011