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New Data Suggests Earth’s Water Did Not Come From Comets

Data shows water is more likely to have been brought to Earth by asteroids when our planet was still very young.

12/12/2014

67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko comet as seen from the Philae lander, which landed on the comet's surface Wednesday. (Photo ESA via Getty Images)

Space Agency: Comet Lander Settled In The Shadow Of A Cliff

The European Space Agency’s Philae lander is safely on the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko but a nearby cliff is partially blocking it’s solar panels, potentially limiting its lifespan.

CBS Tampa–11/13/2014

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

The Earth's shadow gave the moon an orange glow during the lunar eclipse on October 8th, as seen from Griffith Park in Los Angeles.  (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

NASA Learning How To Mine The Moon For Water

A pair of NASA missions are designed to locate and exploit ice deposits that may lie deep inside lunar craters.

CBS Tampa–10/09/2014

Larger galaxies are unable to create new stars at a rapid enough pace so they start to "eat" stars in neighboring galaxies. (Photo By Nasa/Getty Images)

Study: Monster Galaxies Resort To Cannibalism To Keep Growing

Larger galaxies are unable to create new stars at a rapid enough pace so they start to “eat” stars in neighboring galaxies.

10/07/2014

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

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

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