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Mars rover Opportunity breaks record for longest NASA drive off Earth

NASA's Curiosity rover has stolen much of the spotlight on Mars lately with its discoveries of once-watery environments and strange, door-handle shaped rocks. But this week, NASA's older rover Opportunity drove into the history books, becoming the furthest NASA object to travel on the surface of …

Scientists respond to planet hunter's plight with pointers – and poetry

NASA is getting plenty of advice — and sympathy — as it assesses whether its Kepler planet-hunting telescope can be revived after the failure of its reaction-control system. The reactions from scientists and engineers range from repair tips to an Audenesque elegy. Here's a sampling:<p><b>How to fix …

May day in an English meadow by the sea

This meadow in Northumberland, overlooking the North Sea, typifies a landscape that many of us outside the UK imagine, when we think of England.

Deep sea mining 'gold rush' moves closer

<b>The prospect of a deep sea "gold rush" opening a controversial new frontier for mining on the ocean floor has moved a step closer.</b><p>The United Nations has published its first plan for managing the extraction of so-called "nodules" - small mineral-rich rocks - from the seabed.<p>A technical study was …