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Astronomers backing the aging space telescope say that claims of more detailed ground-based snapshots are premature.

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Spaceport America's futuristic terminal is designed to serve as an eco-friendly museum and resting place for visitors and space tourists.

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The rooms where spacecraft are assembled seem spotless to the human eye, but they may actually harbor several species of hardy bacteria, a new study says.

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Felix pounds Central America as Henriette hits western Mexico, marking the first time Atlantic and Pacific storms have struck on the same day since the 1940s.

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Get highlights from the past three decades of the ongoing Voyager mission, and find out what experts hope to learn from the craft about our solar system's final frontier.

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Colliding asteroids may have peppered the inner solar system with thousands of boulders, including the giant rock believed to have wiped out the dinosaurs, a new study suggests.

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Swirling vortices help dust gather and grow into planets, according to counterintuitive new research.

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Call it a lucky break. Scientists have snapped new photos with twice the resolution of Hubble images—at just a fraction of the cost.

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See a roundup of this week's news: Lunar eclipse seen over Sydney, eight-year-old runs across China, Burning Man lights up Nevada, and more.

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New infrared data from the Spitzer Space Telescope are providing clues to how water gets incorporated into planets, researchers say.

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Evidence that ancient organisms in permafrost stay just barely alive suggests that similar life might exist in the frozen soils of distant worlds, a new study says.

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Find out where to get the best view of tomorrow's total eclipse of the moon—the second and last of 2007.

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Contrary to a decades-old theory, the presence of the huge gas giant wasn't necessary for life to take hold on Earth, a new computer model suggests.

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A patch of sky lacking much of the universe's usual background radiation could be a gaping hole that's devoid of all matter, according to a controversial new theory.

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See a roundup of this week's news: New neutron star discovered, German police test gyrocopter, Egyptians seek sand treatment, and more.


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