After 9.5 Years In Flight NASA Spacecraft Reaches Pluto

We’ve made it to Pluto by NASA’s calculations, the last stop on a planetary tour of the solar system a half-century in the making.


Our current view of Pluto, as of Wednesday. It's about to get a whole lot bigger. (Credit: NASA)

Pluto To Come Into Focus In Two Weeks

We are about to be the first people in history to get up close and personal with the enigmatic dwarf planet Pluto.


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NASA Chief: Alien Life Contact Possible By 2025

During a panel discussion discussing water sources in the universe, NASA Chief Scientist Ellen Stofan stated that she believes humans could come in contact with the first iterations of alien life by the year 2025.


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Freeze, Burn, Shake: Extreme Testing Ensures Satellite Equipment Will Withstand Space

Protecting the military’s most sensitive information begins in the most unusual of places.


SpaceX CEO Elon Musk introduces SpaceX's Dragon V2 spacecraft. ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Elon Musk Unveils Spacecraft To Ferry Astronauts

SpaceX founder says the cone-headed spaceship called the Dragon V2 is a huge leap forward in technology.


File photo of meteorites (credit: Jorge Guerrero/AFP/Getty Images)

UC Davis Gets Chunk Of Rare Meteorite That Fell In Gold Country

Five U.S. academic institutions will share parts of a rare meteorite that exploded in a fireball over California last year.


Elijah Prychodzko captured this explosion in the sky with his smart phone.

Man Captures Video Of Strange Explosion In The Sky

A Sacramento man scanning the night sky caught a sudden burst of light through his telescope. He recorded that strange sight with his smart phone.


Space Shuttle Endeavour Makes Last Trip To ISS Under Command Of Astronaut Mark Kelly

Slideshow: Shuttle Endeavour Through The Years

As the Space Shuttle Endeavour heads to California where it will be permanently displayed in a museum, here is a look at some of its missions through the years.


Sally Ride (Photo credit: AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Sally Ride, A Role Model For The Ages

Looking around our nation, it’s obvious that we need more heroines and heroes with Sally Ride’s brave and courageous character. Her inspiration and legacy must live on to create the heroines – and heroes – of the future.


And artist's rendition of Keppler 22B. (credit: NASA/Ames/JPL-Caltech)

NASA Finds New Planet Similar To Earth

NASA has found a new planet outside our solar system that’s eerily similar to Earth in key aspects.


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Rocket With Ocean Satellite Launches From Vandenberg AFB

A rocket carrying an Earth-observing satellite launched early Friday on a mission to measure the saltiness of the ocean from space.