Rosetta comet chaser reaches target after 10-year pursuit

Aug 7, 2014

Rosetta comet chaser reaches target after 10-year pursuit

After a journey of 6.4 billion km (4 billion miles), Europe’s unmanned Rosetta probe reached its destination Wednesday, a milestone in mankind’s first attempt to land a spacecraft on a comet. The decade-long trip was successfully completed with a seven-minute thrust that allowed Rosetta ...

'Space Expo' offers a cosmic sense of wonder

Jul 26, 2014

'Space Expo' offers a cosmic sense of wonder

by Ben Brady

With man’s natural curiosity and a potentially endless, undiscovered universe waiting to be explored, it’s no wonder that space appeals equally to both the scientist and the fantasist. The “Space Expo 2014″ collaborative exhibition being hosted through Sept. 23 by U.S. space agency NASA ...

Contemporary art is not lost in space

Jul 18, 2014

Contemporary art is not lost in space

by John L. Tran

While space art is a relatively small field — in which works that have actually been created in space is an even smaller subset — it can only become more commonplace as costs fall and the private sector promises to open up space travel ...

Jun 23, 2014

Asteroid visited by Hayabusa considered for exploration

Asteroid Itokawa, reached by an unmanned Japanese space probe in 2005, might be listed as one of the candidates for a human exploration project being considered for the mid-2020s, NASA has said. The U.S. space agency said Thursday it is looking at several asteroids ...

New NASA satellite to map carbon emissions

Jun 21, 2014

New NASA satellite to map carbon emissions

NASA is preparing a July 1 launch for its first satellite dedicated to measuring atmospheric levels of carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas that plays a key role in climate change. Carbon dioxide levels have reached their highest point in at least 800,000 years, according ...