GRAIL spacecraft crash into the Moon
Posted: Tue, Dec 18 7:27 AM ET (1227 GMT)
NASA's twin GRAIL spacecraft crashed into a mountain on the Moon Monday afternoon, completing their nearly year-long mission there as planned. The two...
Chinese spacecraft flies past asteroid Toutatis
Posted: Sun, Dec 16 11:54 AM ET (1654 GMT)
A Chinese spacecraft originally launched to orbit the Moon flew past and successfully returned images of the near Earth asteroid Toutatis this week. Chang'e-...
Yamal-402 enters GEO
Posted: Sat, Dec 15 4:35 PM ET (2135 GMT)
A Russian communications satellite launched a week ago but placed in an incorrect orbit has reached geostationary orbit, but at the cost of several years'...
Twin NASA spacecraft to crash into the Moon on Monday
Posted: Fri, Dec 14 7:59 AM ET (1259 GMT)
Two NASA spacecraft that have been studying the Moon's gravitational field since the beginning of the year will end their mission by crashing into...
Astronomers find oldest galaxies in Hubble images
Posted: Thu, Dec 13 7:17 AM ET (1217 GMT)
Astronomers have found a population of galaxies more than 13 billion years old in a new "deep field" image set from the Hubble Space Telescope....
North Korea launches satellite
Posted: Wed, Dec 12 7:28 AM ET (1228 GMT)
North Korea launched a rocket early Wednesday that appeared to place a small satellite into orbit, a move that took many by surprise. The Unha-...
Atlas launches X-37B on third mission
Posted: Wed, Dec 12 7:09 AM ET (1209 GMT)
An Atlas V successfully launched on Tuesday a classified military spaceplane. The Atlas 5 501 lifted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, at 1:03 pm...
North Korea postpones rocket launch because of technical issue
Posted: Tue, Dec 11 7:09 AM ET (1209 GMT)
North Korea has postponed the controversial launch of a rocket that was to take place this week, citing technical problems. The launch of the Unha-...
Astronomer Sir Patrick Moore passes away
Posted: Tue, Dec 11 7:00 AM ET (1200 GMT)
Sir Patrick Moore, a British amateur astronomer who hosted a BBC show on astronomy for over half a century, passed away Sunday at the age...
Proton places satellite in wrong orbit
Posted: Sun, Dec 9 11:34 AM ET (1634 GMT)
A Proton rocket launched a satellite for a Russian communications company on Saturday, but released the satellite prematurely and into the wrong orbit. The Proton...
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