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Astronomers suggest that our search for intelligent life in the Universe may be hampered by the sheer size of our galaxy. (Photo by David McNew/Newsmakers)

Study: Aliens May Be Too Distant For Contact

Our galaxy may simply be too big for intelligent civilizations to make contact with each other.

10/07/2014

The filament appears in images taken in different wavelengths of light as a long, tendril-like line stretched across the sun. (Photo by NASA/SDO)

NASA Finds 1 Million-Mile-Long Filament Across Sun

Solar observatory spots a line of gas and plasma that stretches across the sun’s surface.

CBS Tampa–10/06/2014

A NASA-backed study is exploring deep-sleep stasis for its crew members as a way to dramatically reduce the cost of sending humans on a lengthy trip to Mars.  (credit: NASA/Getty Images)

NASA Studying Astronauts In Deep Sleep Hibernation For Mars Mission

A NASA-backed study is exploring deep-sleep stasis for its crew members as a way to dramatically reduce the cost of sending humans on a lengthy trip to Mars.

CBS Tampa–10/06/2014

Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko as seen by the Rosetta spacecraft on August 3, 2014. (Photo by ESA/Rosetta/MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS/UPD/LAM/IAA/SSO/INTA/UPM/DASP/IDA via Getty Images)

European Space Agency Sets Date For Comet Landing

The first ever attempt to land a man-made object on a comet will begin November 12th.

CBS Tampa–09/26/2014

U.S. astronaut Barry Wilmore (L) and Russia's cosmonauts Alexandr Samokutyaev (C) and Elena Serova pose before their mission to the International Space Station. (Photo AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. And Russian Crew Blast Off For Space Station

Soyuz rocket carrying one American astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts launched from a facility in Kazakhstan.

CBS Tampa–09/25/2014

Artists conception of the super-massive black hole discovered in the center of dwarf galaxy M60-UCD1. (Image Credit: NASA, ESA, STScI-PRC14-41a)

NASA Finds ‘Massive’ Black Hole In Tiny Galaxy

The black hole is five times as massive as the one in the center of our Milky Way in a galaxy that is 1/500th the size.

09/18/2014

Aquanauts pose in front of the hatch to the Aquarius undersea laboratory on June 11, 2012 for the start of the NEEMO 16 mission. (Photo: NASA NEEMO)

Astronauts Live Under Water To Train For Outer Space

Astronauts train for a low gravity environment by living under the sea.

09/16/2014

(Jorge Guerrero/AFP/Getty Images)

NASA Inspector Blasts Asteroid Protection Program

The space agency’s Inspector General warns the Near Earth Objects program needs to be better organized and managed, with a bigger staff.

CBS Tampa–09/15/2014

NASA is working with private companies to come up with an air traffic control system that allows drone pilots to operate safely. (Photo by Joern Haufe/Getty Images)

NASA Seeks Parnter For Air Traffic Control System For Commercial Drones

Space agency seeking to build an automated air traffic system for remote controlled flyers.

09/11/2014

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