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Scientists Find Remnants of One of Universe's Oldest Stars—And It's Huge

The earliest stars may have been several hundred times as massive as the sun.<p>After digging around in the light from an old, orange star, astronomers have found possible remnants of one of the universe's first stars: a giant that may have been more than 140 times as massive as the sun.<p>The finding, …

Where Does The Moon's Smell Come From?

No, it's not from the cheese.<p>In 1969, mankind got its first few whiffs of the lunar surface after astronauts tracked moon dust into the Apollo lander.<p>In an article on <i>Space.com</i>, Apollo 17 astronaut Harrison “Jack” Schmitt describes the Moon’s scent as being similar to spent gunpowder. Buzz Aldrin of …

The Locavore Astronaut: Developing Food in Space

<b>Back in April, I wrote about NASA’s $125,000 grant to develop a 3-D food printer that dishes out food-as-we-know-it substitutes for long-term space missions and—perhaps—the first permanent residents of Mars. If you think this makes me sound like I’m from Mars, read it on their website.</b><p>The launch of …

Mars rover Curiosity skips 'Bonanza King' rock, heads for Mt. Sharp

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has passed up a chance to drill a rock nicknamed "Bonanza King" because of its worrying wobble, officials at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory say.<p>The one-ton robot geologist was set to pull a sample out of a rock that looked like a slab of "pale paving stone," lying on the …

NASA says new heavy-lift rocket debut not likely until 2018

CAPE CANAVERAL Fla. (Reuters) - NASA’s new heavy-lift rocket, designed to fly astronauts to the moon, asteroids and eventually Mars, likely will not have its debut test flight until November 2018, nearly a year later than previous estimates, agency officials said on Wednesday. NASA is 70 percent …