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Freeze, Burn, Shake: Extreme Testing Ensures Satellite Equipment Will Withstand Space

Protecting the military’s most sensitive information begins in the most unusual of places.


In this handout illustration made available on by NASA, the Kepler-22b, a planet known to comfortably circle in the habitable zone of a sun-like star is digitally illustrated. (Photo Illustration by Ames/JPL-Caltech/NASA via Getty Images)

Study: Billions Of Earth-Size Planets In Milky Way

Astronomers hunting for Earth-like planets now have many places to look. A new estimate released Monday suggested the Milky Way galaxy is home to at least 17 billion planets similar in size to our planet.


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Opinion: Sally Ride, A Role Model For The Ages

Looking around our nation, it’s obvious that we need more heroines and heroes with Sally Ride’s brave and courageous character. Her inspiration and legacy must live on to create the heroines – and heroes – of the future.


A NASA picture taken on May 5, 1972 shows a close-up view of Apollo 16 lunar sample no. 68815, a dislodged fragment from a parent boulder. (credit: NASA/AFP/Getty Images)

Colombian Man Claims To Have Apollo 11 Moon Rock, Selling On eBay For $300G

The dark suit and tie Joe Gutheinz wore set him apart from other customers inside a Texas eatery where the usual attire is jeans and cowboy hats.


Republican presidential candidate, former Speaker of the HouseNewt Gingrich speaks during a rally in Mount Dora, Florida. (Photo Credit: Joe Raedle / Getty Images)

Romney Mocks Gingrich’s Plans For Moon Base

Gingrich promised that “By the end of my second term, we will have the first permanent base on the moon and it will be American.”