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Astronomers used sophisticated telescopes to spot a pair of objects that may be a wandering planet and its moon. (Getty Images)

Astronomers May Have Discovered First Moon Around An Extrasolar Planet

Sophisticated telescopes detected a large object with an orbiting companion.

04/11/2014

The last Atlantis space shuttle launch blasts off on mission STS-135. John F. Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral, Florida. (Photo by Mike Theiss/Getty Images)

Experts: NASA Should Set Up Ethical Rules For Astronauts On Long Space Flights

According to health and ethic experts, NASA should set up ethical rules regarding health of astronauts on long space flights.

04/08/2014

Astronomers say a deep ocean lies beneath the icy crust of Enceladus. (Image credit: NASA)

Astronomers: Saturn’s Moon Enceladus Holds Huge Ocean Of Water

Finding makes the moon a likely candidate for extraterrestrial life in our solar system.

CBS Tampa–04/04/2014

NASA mission to capture an asteroid is just a prelude to a manned mission to Mars. (Getty Images)

NASA Chief: Ultimate Goal Is “Boots On The Ground On Mars”

Bolden says ambitious plan to capture an asteroid is just another step towards landing humans on the Red Planet.

CBS Tampa–03/28/2014

Artist interpretation of the rings around the remote asteroid Chariklo. (Credit: European Southern Observatory)

Icy Rings Discovered Around Asteroid

Astronomers stunned to find two icy rings around a non-planetary object.

CBS Tampa–03/27/2014