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CNN retracts story that giant asteroid will destroy Earth on March 35, 2041
This is CNN… issuing a correction over a viral, user-posted report that a giant asteroid is on a collision course with Earth, and would wipe out life on the planet on March 35, 2041. Now “the most trusted name in news” has space egg on its face.

28.05.2014 14:26

ISS crew hug, take selfie to say ‘No' to politics and Ukraine tension in space
Political tension may be running high, but let's get real – friends will be friends, especially if they have a common cause for the whole of humanity. This was the message of a Russian-US-German crew of astronauts in the run-up to a joint trip to space.

27.05.2014 17:28

Moon gets Wi-Fi: NASA and MIT demonstrate how wireless broadband connection works in space
Checking your Facebook status or sending an Instagram photo from space could become reality, as a group of researchers from MIT and NASA believe they have come up with a way of establishing a decent wireless connection between Earth and the Moon.

27.05.2014 15:02

Disco-era satellite staying alive with new mission for ‘citizen scientists’
Disco may be dead, but a decommissioned NASA space probe from that era is staying alive, thanks to a group of ‘citizen scientists’ tasked with giving the satellite a reason to survive.

24.05.2014 02:36

​Never-before-seen meteor shower could light up entire North America over weekend
North America is in for a natural light show overhead, as a meteor shower expected over the weekend could turn into a full-on sky storm, affecting countries’ entire skylines. Its intensity could even outdo the Perseid meteor shower.

23.05.2014 10:35

NASA creates Earth's 'Global Selfie' zoom-in mosaic from 32,000 pictures
NASA released a mosaic image of our planet on Tuesday, made up of 36,000 individual photographs that were taken on Earth Day and posted on social media with the #GlobalSelfie hashtag.

22.05.2014 19:42

Top US astronomers: Alien life to be discovered within 20 years
Two of the United States’ top astronomers appeared before Congress this week, telling lawmakers that the chance of discovering life on other planets is nearly inevitable, and that it may happen within two decades.

22.05.2014 17:32

Sea level rise threatens NASA space facilities with drowning
A rise in sea levels due to global warming is threatening the majority of NASA’s launch pads as well as some of their other key facilities and important historic sites across the US, a new report has found.

20.05.2014 16:52

​NASA wants greenhouse on Mars by 2021
NASA researchers have proposed depositing a small greenhouse on Mars when the next rover bound for the Red Planet is expected to land in 2021. Experimenting with plant life is another step in the process of establishing human colonization of Mars.

06.05.2014 22:24

SpaceX to challenge US Air Force rocket monopoly, citing Russia sanctions risk
Space Exploration Technologies said it will take legal action against the US Air Force, in an effort to open up competition in the multibillion-dollar satellite launch market, dominated by just two defense contractors.

27.04.2014 08:52

First steps: ISS's 'Robonaut' gets new legs for Easter
Robonaut R2, the first robotic humanoid working on the International Space Station, has finally received its legs. The ‘present’ to R2, delivered by a SpaceX rocket, marks one more milestone in space humanoid robotics.

21.04.2014 07:10

NASA discovers most Earth-like planet in 'Habitable Zone'
NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope has found an Earth-sized planet within the habitable zone of the star it orbits, the space agency announced Thursday.

17.04.2014 18:51

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