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Discovery! First Water Ice Clouds Found Beyond Our Solar System

For the first time, astronomers have detected water ice clouds, like the ones that shroud Earth, around a dim celestial body outside of our solar …

Martian meteorite yields more evidence of the possibility of life on Mars

The finding of a ‘cell-like’ structure, which investigators now know once held water, came about as a result of collaboration between scientists in …

Saturn's Weird Fast-Changing Ring Baffles Scientists

One of Saturn's iconic rings looks much different today than it did just a few decades ago, and scientists aren't sure why.<p>NASA's twin Voyager …

Expedition 41 Update: Sept. 15, 2014

While Expedition 41 began its first full workweek as a three-person crew aboard the station, three additional crewmates prepped for Sept. 25 launch.

NASA Announces 2014 Aeronautics Scholarship Recipients

NASA has selected 20 students from across the nation to receive the agency's Aeronautics Scholarship for the 2014-2015 school year.

NASA Unveils World's Largest Welder to Build New Mega-Rocket

NASA has opened the largest spacecraft welding tool on Earth for business with a single mission: to build the most powerful rocket the world has ever …

track Infrared Sounder Instrument for the Joint Polar Satellite System-2 Mission

NASA has awarded a sole source contract modification to Exelis, Inc., Geospatial Systems, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, for the Cross-track Infrared …

A View of Earth from Saturn

Liftoff of Ariane 5 flight VA218

<b>Title</b> Liftoff of Ariane 5 flight VA218<p><b>Released</b>: 11/09/2014<p><b>Length</b> 00:04:13<p><b>Language</b> English<p><b>Footage Type</b> Live Footage<p><b>Copyright</b></b> …

Stalking Uranus: A Complete Guide to the 2014 Opposition Season

It’s no joke… now is the time to begin searching the much-maligned (and mispronounced) planet Uranus as it reaches opposition in early October …

Astronomy Cast Ep. 352: Water, Water Everywhere!

Where ever we find water on Earth we find life. And so, it makes sense to search throughout the Solar System to find water. Well, here’s the crazy …

#Today in 1966, Gemini 11 lands safely in the Atlantic Ocean http://t.co/P6lCtyOoPS

Tom Papa: Freaked Out -- "Red Neck Rover" | EPIX

ISIS Demanded $132 Million for Release of Journalist James Foley

World<p>The Islamic militant group ISIS at one time demanded a ransom of 100 million euros — $132 million — for the release of James Foley, the American journalist who was beheaded in an ISIS video made public earlier this week. GlobalPost, the news organization for which Foley was working when he was …

North Korea fires missiles into sea

North Korea fires two short-range missiles ahead of joint US-South Korea military exercises.<p>North Korea has fired two short-range missiles into the sea, Seoul's military said, in an apparent show of anger at an upcoming joint military drill between South Korea and the US.<p>The two short-range …

North Korea to send cheerleaders to Asian Games in South

<b>North Korea says it will send cheerleaders to South Korea for the first time in nearly a decade.</b><p>They will accompany athletes taking part in the Asian Games in September at the South Korean city of Incheon.<p>The cheerleaders and athletes are being sent to "improve relationships" between the North and …

North Korea's Kim Jong Un Captured Struggling to Walk

Israel, Palestinians Still Far Apart As Truce Nears End

With the clock ticking on the expiration of the latest cease-fire in Gaza, representatives of Israel and Hamas resumed talks in Cairo today but appeared divided over an Egyptian proposal to ease the closing of the territory.<p>As NPR's Jackie Northam reports from Jerusalem, at the heart of the talks …

Sirens wail in Israel as 3-day Gaza truce expires

As a three-day truce expired, fighting again broke out in the Gaza Strip on Friday morning, with Palestinian militants lobbing dozens of rockets into Israel and the Israeli military firing back with fresh airstrikes.<p>Egypt, which has been hosting indirect talks between the two sides, was struggling …

New Gaza Ceasefire Lasts Through the Night

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>A new 72-hour truce between Israel and Hamas lasted into Monday as negotiators for the two sides …

Gaza Ceasefire Appears to End Early as Rocket Fire Resumes

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The 72-hour ceasefire between Hamas and Israel is over, but was reportedly broken with several hours …

Deadly Israeli strikes hit UN school, market area

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli artillery shells tore through the walls of a U.N. school crowded with sleeping war refugees and back-to-back …

Israel pounds Gaza as it searches for soldier

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel launched dozens of airstrikes early Saturday in the southern Gaza Strip as part of a large-scale search for a …

Record-breaking cosmic 'magnifying glass' found by Hubble telescope

In a surprising discovery, astronomers have found a faraway galaxy that doubles as a cosmic "magnifying glass." At 9.6 billion light-years away, it could be the most distant such object known to science, NASA announced July 31.<p>Spotted in observations from the Keck Observatory in Hawaii and the …

NASA tested an impossible space engine and it somehow worked

If the tests of the Cannae Drive technology hold up, a trip to Mars could take weeks instead of months<p>NASA has been testing new space travel technologies throughout its entire history, but the results of its latest experiment may be the most exciting yet — if they hold up. Earlier this week at a …