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NASA says one of the 8 power channels on the space station was switched off, possibly by a malfunctioning switch. (Photo by NASA via Getty Images)

Space Station Loses Power Channel But Backup Is Working

An electrical malfunction forced astronauts to shut down 1 of 8 power channels.

05/08/2014

(Photo Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Report: Russia Plans To Colonize Moon By 2030

Russia is planning to colonize the moon with humans by 2030, according to a media report.

05/08/2014

Global warming has affected some regions of the earth more than others, with the uneven temperatures showing that while some regions have warmed, others actually cooled.  (Photo Credit: Jordan Spielman)

Study: Global Warming Changes Uneven, Some Regions Have Cooled

Global warming has affected some regions of the earth more than others, with the uneven temperatures showing that while some regions have warmed, others actually cooled.

CBS Tampa–05/05/2014

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 22: NASA Administrator Charles Bolden delivers the opening keynote address at the Humans to Mars Summit on April 22, 2014 at George Washington University in Washington, DC. With the goal of sending a manned spacecraft to Mars within the next two decades the summit helps promote the improvement of technologies that will make travel to the planet more feasible. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

NASA Chief: Future Of Humanity Awaits In Deep Space

The future of U.S. human space exploration is in deep space according to NASA’s chief Charles Bolden.

CBS Tampa–04/27/2014

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 22:  NASA Apollo XI astronaut Buzz Aldrin speaks at the Humans to Mars Summit on April 22, 2014 at George Washington University in Washington, DC. With the goal of sending a manned spacecraft to Mars within the next two decades the summit helps promote the improvement of technologies that will make travel to the planet more feasible.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Buzz Aldrin Wants Astronauts To Visit Asteroid In Deep Space

Astronaut Buzz Aldrin wants astronauts to visit an asteroid that’s in deep space.

CBS Tampa–04/27/2014

NASA's Robonaut 2 has been mounted on a pedestal inside the International Space Station. (Photo credit: NASA)

NASA’s Space Station Robonaut Finally Getting Legs 

Experimental robot Is being used on the International Space Station to help astronauts.

CBS Tampa–04/19/2014

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

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