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The planet Venus appears close to the crescent Moon as Jupiter (R) appears nearby during a rare planetary alignment on December 1, 2008.  (credit: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Study: Life-Sustaining Planets May Exist Beyond Our Solar System

According to a recent study, scientist say planets in a solar system over 100 light years from Earth can sustain life.

10/12/2013

A team of NASA researchers believe that asteroids could be used to excavate and produce raw materials using industrial machinery in space. (Photo by ESA 2010 MPS for OSIRIS Team via Getty Images)

NASA Scientists Believe Raw Material Industry Possible On Asteroids

A team of NASA researchers believe that asteroids could be used to excavate and produce raw materials using industrial machinery in space.

06/01/2013

File photo of an asteroid. (credit: NASA/JPL-Caltec via Getty Images)

NASA Mission To Lasso Asteroid Could Eventually Cost More Than $2.6 Billion

Surrounded by engineers, NASA chief Charles Bolden inspected a prototype spacecraft engine that could power an audacious mission to lasso an asteroid and tow it closer to Earth for astronauts to explore.

CBS Tampa–05/24/2013

File photo of an asteroid. (Photo by NASA/JPL-Caltec via Getty Images)

Senator: NASA To Lasso Asteroid, Bring It Closer

NASA is planning for a robotic spaceship to lasso a small asteroid and park it near the moon for astronauts to explore, a top senator revealed Friday.

04/05/2013

File photo of an asteroid. (credit: NASA/JPL-Caltec via Getty Images)

Astronaut: Earth Is ‘In A Shooting Gallery’

A 150-foot asteroid hurtled toward Earth’s backyard, destined Friday to make the closest known flyby for a rock of its size.

02/15/2013

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