Dawn Of Orion: NASA Launch Opens New Era In SpaceNASA's new Orion spacecraft zoomed toward a high point of 3,600 miles on an orbital test flight Friday, ushering in a new era of exploration that could one day put people on Mars.
Study: Private Mars Colony May Not Be FeasibleAn MIT study suggests changes to blueprints, plans, in order to successfully send a colony to Mars by 2025.
European Space Agency Sets Date For Comet LandingThe first ever attempt to land a man-made object on a comet will begin November 12th.
NASA Inspector Blasts Asteroid Protection ProgramThe space agency's Inspector General warns the Near Earth Objects program needs to be better organized and managed, with a bigger staff.
NASA: Asteroid Will Pass 'Very Close' To Earth On SundayNASA announced that a small asteroid will safely pass "very close" to Earth on Sept. 7.
Data: Earth's Magnetic Field Weakening 10 Times Faster Than Originally ThoughtEuropean astronomers say the Earth's magnetic field could flip so that compasses would point south.
Data: Earth’s Magnetic Field WeakeningSatellite data suggests field weakening in Western Hemisphere, magnetic north pole shifting over Siberia.
Scientists: The Universe's Most Common Stars Could Make Alien Life ImpossibleRed dwarfs are the most common stars in the universe, but their solar winds may blast a planet's atmosphere into space.
Researchers: Spacecraft-Riding Microbes Could Colonize MarsResearch shows bacteria and other Earth microbes can survive on spacecraft.
Astronomers Spot Most Earth-Like Planet YetKepler-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.
Hawking: 'I Truly Hope Humans Will Be Living On Mars' By The End Of The CenturyBritish cosmologist Stephen Hawking believes humans will colonize the moon in 50 years and hopes people will be living on Mars by the end of the century.
NASA Offers Cash Rewards For Amateur Asteroid HuntersBurgeoning astronomers can can help NASA track near Earth objects.

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