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The pockmarked face of the asteroid Vesta looms large in a recent photo taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, which is currently in orbit around the massive space rock.
Astronomers have discovered a set of rare dormant volcanoes on the far side of the moon that offer an alternative way to sculpt the lunar surface.
Meteorite could provide scientists with new insights into the early formation of the solar system.
Two teams of astronomers have detected the universe's oldest and biggest mass of water — a 12-billion-year-old cloud that contains 140 trillion times as much water as all Earth's oceans.
Just because NASA is retiring its space shuttles doesn't mean that kids who dream of becoming astronauts should give up hope.
Process of purifying urine creates a potable liquid much like a sports drink.
The telescope will look at quasars, high-energy galactic centers in the distant universe, fast-spinning pulsar star remnants and also massive black holes.
The rover is expected to land in the crater in August 2012.
The shuttle Atlantis returned to Earth for the final time, but the orbiter has one more mission left on its docket - teaching and inspiring the public as a museum showpiece.
Poll: While supportive of a U.S. space program, those polled said that the private sector should do more to keep the country in space.
NASA uses a modified private jet for astronauts to practice landing the space shuttle.
NASA has used music to awaken astronauts on space missions for at least four decades.
3,200 of the shuttle program's 5,500 contract workers will lose their jobs on Friday with the end of the program.
NASA hopes that other technological advancements come about as result of the shuttle program's dedication to the International Space Station.
Hubble Space Telescope photos reveal a tiny new moon around the dwarf planet.
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