space exploration

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.


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.


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

Artists conception of the super-massive black hole discovered in the center of dwarf galaxy M60-UCD1. (Image Credit: NASA, ESA, STScI-PRC14-41a)

NASA Finds ‘Massive’ Black Hole In Tiny Galaxy

The black hole is five times as massive as the one in the center of our Milky Way in a galaxy that is 1/500th the size.


Aquanauts pose in front of the hatch to the Aquarius undersea laboratory on June 11, 2012 for the start of the NEEMO 16 mission. (Photo: NASA NEEMO)

Astronauts Live Under Water To Train For Outer Space

Astronauts train for a low gravity environment by living under the sea.


(Jorge Guerrero/AFP/Getty Images)

NASA Inspector Blasts Asteroid Protection Program

The space agency’s Inspector General warns the Near Earth Objects program needs to be better organized and managed, with a bigger staff.

CBS Tampa–09/15/2014

Composite image of Europa's southern hemisphere. (Photo from NASA)

Giant Geysers On Jupiter’s Icy Moon Mysteriously Disappear

Water vapor gushing 125 miles into space had been spotted in the southern hemisphere of Europa.

CBS Tampa–09/05/2014



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