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Nasa’s moon-orbiting robot crashes down

In this artist's concept provided by NASA the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (Ladee) spacecraft is seen orbiting the moon as it prepares to fire its maneuvering thrusters to maintain a safe orbital altitude. AP

Nasa’s small moon-orbiting spacecraft Ladee is no more. Flight controllers confirmed early Friday that Ladee crashed into the back side of the moon.

Posted: April 18th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos,Science and Research | Read More »

Philippines may watch ‘blood moon’ online

The lunar eclipse–known in social media as the “blood moon”–may not be visible in the Philippines in its full glory, but Filipino space geeks may watch it online.

Posted: April 15th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

US-Russian 3-man space station crew lands safely

In this photo provided by NASA, the Cygnus supply ship is released from the International Space Station on Feb. 18. Orbital Sciences Corp. launched the capsule last month from Virginia under a $1.9 billion contract with NASA. The Cygnus delivered 3,000 pounds of goods, including belated Christmas gifts for the six-man crew and hundreds of ants for a student experiment. AP

NASA says a Russian Soyuz capsule carrying a US-Russian crew has landed safely on the steppes of Kazakhstan after spending nearly six months in orbit on the International Space Station.

Posted: March 11th, 2014 in Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos,Science and Research | Read More »

Spacecraft docks at orbiting Space Station

From left, U.S. astronaut Michael Hopkins, Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kotov and Sergey Ryazanskiy, crew members of the mission to the International Space Station, ISS, walk to a bus prior the launch of Soyuz-FG rocket at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013. AP

A Soyuz capsule carrying three astronauts successfully docked with the International Space Station early Thursday, bringing the size of the crew at the orbiting outpost to six.

Posted: September 26th, 2013 in Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos,Science and Research | Read More »

NASA launches robotic explorer to moon

This image provided by NASA shows the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer aboard a Minotaur V rocket after a rollout at NASA's Wallops Island test flight facility in Wallops Island, Virginia, Thursday. AP/NASA

NASA’s newest robotic explorer rocketed into space late Friday in an unprecedented moonshot from Virginia. The LADEE spacecraft, which is charged with studying the lunar atmosphere and dust, soared aboard an unmanned Minotaur rocket a little before midnight, dazzling spectators along the East Coast. “Godspeed on your journey to the moon, LADEE,” Launch Control said. [...]

Posted: September 7th, 2013 in Latest Technology Stories,Science and Research | Read More »

US space agency’s planet-hunting telescope broken

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NASA’s Kepler planet-hunting telescope is broken, potentially jeopardizing a U.S. mission that opened up whole new possibilities on life outside the solar system.

Posted: May 16th, 2013 in Latest Technology Stories,Science and Research | Read More »

NASA fixing computer glitch on Mars Curiosity rover

In this image released by NASA on Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012, a self portrait of NASA’s Curiosity rover was taken by its Navigation cameras, located on the now-upright mast. The camera snapped pictures 360-degrees around the rover. AP/NASA

NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity has been temporarily put into “safe mode,” as scientists monitoring from Earth try to fix a computer glitch, the US space agency said.

Posted: March 3rd, 2013 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories,Science and Research | Read More »

‘Doomsday asteroid’ gone; back in 16 years

AFP, katasztrofak.abbcenter.com and National Historical Commission of the Philippines

The asteroid called 99942 Apophis, long billed as a “doomsday asteroid,” buzzed the Earth at past 8 a.m. on Thursday morning, appearing like a tiny flashing dot in the sky but obscured by gray clouds from the vantage point of Filipinos.

Posted: January 11th, 2013 in Latest Technology Stories,Science and Research | Read More »

FAST FACTS: Who is Apophis?

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Apophis, which means “giant snake,” is the Egyptian sun god Ra’s nemesis.

Posted: January 9th, 2013 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories,Science and Research | Read More »

Asteroid makes ‘flyby’ Thursday

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A heavenly body packing more energy than 25,000 Hiroshima bombs and which can obliterate Luzon on impact will streak across the skies near Earth on Thursday under the watchful gaze of astronomers the world over.

Posted: January 9th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Infotech,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos,Science and Research | Read More »

Mars rover finds ‘bright object’

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NASA’s Curiosity rover has uncovered a “bright object” in the red soil of Mars that might be a part of the robotic explorer that broke off, the US space agency said.

Posted: October 9th, 2012 in Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

NASA spacecraft barreling toward a Mars landing

Engineers work on a model of the Mars rover Curiosity at the Spacecraft Assembly Facility at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012. After traveling 8 1/2 months and 352 million miles, Curiosity will attempt a landing on Mars the night of Aug. 5, 2012. AP/Damian Dovarganes

After an 8 1/2-month voyage through space, NASA’s souped-up Mars spacecraft zoomed toward the red planet for what the agency hopes will be an epic touchdown.

Posted: August 5th, 2012 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos,Science and Research | Read More »

NASA Mars images ‘next best thing to being there’

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The US space agency NASA has recently pieced together a panoramic view from the camera on NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity, calling it the “next best thing to being” on the Red Planet.

Posted: July 10th, 2012 in Latest Technology Stories,Science and Research | Read More »

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