Huge asteroid to whip past Earth on Monday

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An asteroid up to 1,800 feet (550 meters) across is headed Earth’s way…

NASA spacecraft almost to Pluto: Smile for the camera!

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NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft has traveled 3 billion miles and is nearing the end of its nine-year journey to Pluto…

Space agency: Comet lander ends up in cliff shadow

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Comet lander Philae has come to rest in the shadow of a cliff and sent back the first image ever taken from a comet…

European spacecraft lands on comet

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Hundreds of millions of miles from Earth, a European spacecraft made history Wednesday by successfully landing…

Google signs 60-year, $1 billion NASA lease

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Google is renting 1,000 acres of a historic California air base for space exploration, aviation and robotics projects….

Space tourism rocket explodes over Mojave desert

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A Virgin Galactic space tourism rocket exploded after taking off on a test flight in Southern California’s Mojave Desert…

Self-destruct system engaged in rocket explosion

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The Antares rocket that exploded just seconds after launch Tuesday night was apparently ordered to self-destruct…

Commercial supply rocket explodes at liftoff

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A commercial supply ship bound for the International Space Station has exploded moments after liftoff…

China launches experimental moon orbiter

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China launched an experimental spacecraft on Friday to fly around the moon and back to Earth…

Partial eclipse of sun in Bay Area on Thursday

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On Thursday afternoon, Bay Area residents and visitors will be able to view a partial eclipse of the sun…

Mission accomplished: India joins Mars explorers

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India triumphed in its first interplanetary mission, placing a satellite into orbit around Mars on Wednesday…

Asteroid will zoom within 25,000 miles of Earth

At closest approach Sunday, the 60-foot rock will pass a safe 25,000 miles (40,200 kilometers) over New Zealand…

China revives moon rover, but malfunction persists

China has restored communications with its space program’s troubled “Jade Rabbit” moon rover…