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Neil Armstrong smiles inside the lunar lander on July 20, 1969. (NASA/Newsmakers)

NASA Names Building For Moonwalker Neil Armstrong

Building where astronauts suited up for space renamed for the famous astronaut.

CBS Tampa–07/22/2014

Artist illustration of what the newly discovered planet, Gliese 832c, might look like. (PHL @ UPR Arecibo, NASA Hubble, Stellarium)

Scientists Discover The Most Earth-Like Planet Ever Found

Conditions on the “Goldilocks” world may be just right for life.

06/30/2014

NASA's new Z-2 spacesuit is modeled by a human on some Earth rocks. (Photo: NASA)

NASA’s Futuristic Spacesuits Made For First Mars Walkers

New spacesuit design gives astronauts greater range of movement and flexibility for walking on the surface of Mars or other celestial bodies.

CBS Tampa–06/17/2014

Three X-class flares erupted from the left side of the sun June 10-11, 2014. These images are from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory and show light in a blend of two ultraviolet wavelengths. (Image credit: NASA/SDO)

Solar Flare Expected To Hit Earth On Friday The 13th

A cloud of plasma from the sun could cause communications blackouts.

CBS Tampa–06/11/2014

The far side of the moon lacks the large dark areas that we see in the night sky. (NASA/Goddard/Arizona State University)

Moon Mystery Solved

Science answers 55-year-old question of why the far side of the moon looks different.

CBS Tampa–06/10/2014

Artists conception of a red dwarf star. (Photo by NASA/JPL-Caltech/R. Hurt via Getty Images)

Astronomers Find Star That Will Gobble Up Its Planets

Kepler-56 will devour two of its planets as it balloons into a red giant.

CBS Tampa–06/10/2014

The National Research Council recommends a long-term vision and a big increase in funding if NASA wants to send humans to Mars. (NASA/Getty Images)

Report: NASA Needs More Money And Focus Before Sending People To Mars

National Research Council says a steady hand and lots of money is the only way for NASA to fulfill its quest for Mars.

CBS Tampa–06/05/2014

Artist conception of a rocky planet in a binary star-system, one of which is a red dwarf. (NASA/JPL-Caltech/R. Hurt via Getty Images)

Scientists: The Universe’s Most Common Stars Could Make Alien Life Impossible

Red dwarfs are the most common stars in the universe, but their solar winds may blast a planet’s atmosphere into space.

CBS Tampa–06/05/2014

New research suggests that Earth microbes and bacteria could survive a trip to Mars on the outside of a spacecraft. (Getty Images)

Researchers: Spacecraft-Riding Microbes Could Colonize Mars

Research shows bacteria and other Earth microbes can survive on spacecraft.

CBS Tampa–05/16/2014

705 people remain on the short list to start a human colony on Mars. (Photo credit:  EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

705 Astronaut Candidates Pass Latest Cut For Colonize Mars Project

Mars One organizers have cut 353 people from the colonization project because of personal or medical reasons.

CBS Tampa–05/08/2014

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