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An artist's concept of NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) spacecraft seen orbiting near the surface of the moon.
(Image Credit: NASA Ames/Dana Berry)

Farewell LADEE, NASA Crashes Spacecraft Into The Moon

Lunar orbiter had finished its 100-day mission last month and was on overtime.

CBS Tampa–04/18/2014

Astronomers say a planet that lies on its side may be more likely to host life. (Caltech/Getty Images)

NASA: Planets On Their Sides May Be More Likely To Host Life

Astronomers say a planet that is rotated on its axis may have a better chance of sustaining life.

CBS Tampa–04/17/2014

Artist conception of Kepler-186f, which  orbits a red dwarf star about 500 light years from Earth in the constellation Cygnus.  (Image credit: NASA Ames/SETI Institute/JPL-Caltech)

Astronomers Spot Most Earth-Like Planet Yet

Kepler-186f is a rocky planet that orbits a red dwarf star 500 light years away and exists in the Goldilocks zone, where conditions for life may be just right.

04/17/2014

NASA engineers say the best way to repair a major computer problem on the International Space Station is with a spacewalk. (Getty Images)

Space Station Computer Outage Can Only Be Fixed By Spacewalk

NASA orders spacewalk repairs for a serious computer outage at the International Space Station.

04/12/2014

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