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Mars landscape featuring Mount Sharp captured by Curiosity rover 2012 (NASA/Getty)
Mars landscape featuring Mount Sharp captured by Curiosity rover 2012 (NASA/Getty)
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Mars Discovery! Two Types of Snow Fall on the Red Planet

Scientists might have to start working on a sled instead of a rover for the next trip to Mars.

A spacecraft orbiting Mars has detected carbon dioxide snow falling on the Red Planet, making Mars the only body in the solar system known to host this weird weather phenomenon.

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Voyager Spacecraft Near Edge of Heliosphere (flickR User/NASAblueshift)
Voyager Spacecraft Near Edge of Heliosphere (flickR User/NASAblueshift)
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After 35 Years, Voyagers Heading to Unknown Space

Voyager Spacecraft Near Edge of Heliosphere (flickR User/NASAblueshift)Have you ever wondered what lies beyond our Solar System?

The longest-operating spacecraft in NASA history are about to leave our Solar System.
Yesterday marked the 35th anniversary of Voyager1's launch to Jupiter and Saturn, it is now more than 11 billion miles from the sun.

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Getty Images
Getty Images
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Do You Support a Manned Flight to Mars? — Survey of the Day

Mars is in the news these days thanks to the Curiosity rover which recently landed on the red planet. The goal of the six-wheeled robot is to find signs of life on Mars, and NASA also hopes that its 23 month mission will increase public awareness of the space program.

But will it rekindle interest in sending a manned mission to Mars?

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NASA Lands Car-Size Rover Beside Martian Mountain

NASA's most advanced Mars rover Curiosity has landed on the Red Planet. The one-ton rover, hanging by ropes from a rocket backpack, touched down onto Mars Sunday to end a 36-week flight and begin a two-year investigation.

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Chip Somodevilla / Frazer Harrison, Getty Images
Chip Somodevilla / Frazer Harrison, Getty Images
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Celebrity Birthdays for August 5 – Neil Armstrong, Loni Anderson and More

Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Neil Armstrong
Age: 82
Occupation: Astronaut
Known For: Being the first man to walk on the moon, uttering the famous words “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind,” and being awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom

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High Park Fire Seen From Space Station (NASA/Getty)
High Park Fire Seen From Space Station (NASA/Getty)
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Space Station Crew Snaps Photos of Western Wildfires

Have you seen how big the western wildfires look from space?

NASA recently released photos of some of the fires burning in the western United States and they really put into perspective just how large some of them are.

The wetter weather this last

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Russian Spacecraft Lands in Kazakhstan 2011 (Bill Ingalss/NASA Getty)
Russian Spacecraft Lands in Kazakhstan 2011 (Bill Ingalss/NASA Getty)
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Russian Capsule Brings Three Crew Members Back to Earth

A Russian space capsule carrying a three-man multinational crew landed safely Sunday, July 1, on the southern steppes of Kazakhstan ending their 191-day mission to the International Space Station.

The Soyuz capsule performed a perfect upright textbook landing and Russian space officials quickly surrounded the space craft and erected ladders to begin pulling the crew members out.

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Last Transit Of Venus Across The Sun Seen From Southern California
David McNew/Getty Images
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The Summer Solstice Is Here – Summer Officially Begins!

The Summer Solstice is here, what are your plans to celebrate?  This is the longest day of sunlight all year! 

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Space Shuttle Enterprise Completes Journey to New York Museum [VIDEO]

Space Shuttle Enterprise Arrives at Intrepid Museum (YouTube)

The Enterprise has gone where no space shuttle has gone before, it landed this week on an aircraft carrier in New York.

The original orbiter is now on display at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum floating aboard the retir

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Venus Passes in Front of Sun (Ian Waldie/Getty)
Venus Passes in Front of Sun (Ian Waldie/Getty)
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Venus Transit Viewing Available at Local Venues

Have you ever watched Venus pass in front of the sun?

The Venus transit occurs this afternoon and several venues in the area are having viewing parties.

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SpaceX Dragon Capsule on Falcon 9 rocket (Roberto Gonzalez/Getty)
SpaceX Dragon Capsule on Falcon 9 rocket (Roberto Gonzalez/Getty)
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SpaceX Dragon Capsule Splashes Down in the Pacific Ocean

Do you remember the Apollo missions?

Walter Cronkite hosting the coverage on CBS TV, they'd spot the orange and white parachutes carrying the space capsule floating to a spashdown in the ocean and they would hoist the ship on to the awaiting ship.

Reminiscant of those Apollo missions, the history-making gumdrop-shaped SpaceX Dragon capsule left the International Space Station and returned to Earth floating under three orange and white parachutes to a splash down in the Pacific Ocean at 9:42 MDT this morning, May 31.

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SpaceX Rocket Carrying Dragon Capsule On Launch Pad (Roberto Gonzalez/Getty)
SpaceX Rocket Carrying Dragon Capsule On Launch Pad (Roberto Gonzalez/Getty)
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Dragon Capsule Makes History Docking With Space Station

History was made above us in space early this morning, May 25.

The first non-governmental space vehicle, the SpaceX Dragon capsule, completed berthing with the International Space Station just after 10 a.m. (MDT).

Dragon's hatch is scheduled to be opened early Saturday morning, May 26. The station's six astronauts will unload about 1,000 pounds of cargo, including food, clothes, batteries and a laptop, plus 15 student-designed experiments.

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