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File photo of an astronaut. (Photo by NASA via Getty Images)

NASA: Comet Landing The First Step For Humans To ‘Move Off This Planet’

Following the first successful touchdown on a comet by the European Space Agency’s Philae probe, a NASA director expressed his own excitement by declaring it a big step toward “moving off this planet” and “taking” the entire solar system.

CBS Tampa–11/12/2014

The clearest images from the Atacama Large millimeter/submillimeter Array show bands that suggest the formation of infant planets. (Photo by ALMA)

Baby Planets Seen Forming Around New Star

Clearest images yet show what appear to be infant planets forming around a distant star.

CBS Tampa–11/07/2014

Close up of Active Region 12192 from NASA telescopes. (Photo by NASA/SDO)

Biggest Sunspot In 24 Years Traveled Across Sun

The spot was large enough to be seen with the naked eye during the partial eclipse on October 23rd (you were using proper eye protection, right?)

CBS Tampa–11/03/2014

Scientist Richard Bizel warns that NASA is wasting time and money by trying to nudge a near-Earth asteroid into a Lunar orbit. (Photo Courtesy of NASA/Newsmakers)

Researcher: NASA’s Asteroid-Capture Mission Won’t Help Astronauts Reach Mars

Prominent scientist Richard Bizel argues NASA is wasting time and money by trying to nudge a near-Earth asteroid into a Lunar orbit.

CBS Tampa–10/29/2014

An MIT study suggests changes to blueprints, plans, in order to successfully send a colony to Mars by 2025. (Image credit: Bryan Versteeg/Mars One)

Study: Private Mars Colony May Not Be Feasible

An MIT study suggests changes to blueprints, plans, in order to successfully send a colony to Mars by 2025.

CBS Tampa–10/16/2014

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