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Scientists re-create what may be life's first spark

Scientists in a lab used a powerful laser to re-create what might have been the original spark of life on Earth. Read more »

Dec. 8, 2014

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Japanese space explorer to blow crater in asteroid

A Japanese space explorer took off Wednesday on a six-year journey to blow a crater in a remote asteroid and bring back rock samples in hopes of gathering clues to the... Read more »

Dec. 3, 2014

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NASA aims to capture asteroids, park them in space for astronauts to explore

NASA is zeroing in on the asteroids it wants to capture, haul near the moon and have astronauts visit. Read more »

June 19, 2014

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Dark, massive asteroid to fly by Earth on May 31

It's 1.7 miles long. Its surface is covered in a sticky black substance similar to the gunk at the bottom of a barbecue. If it impacted Earth it would probably result... Read more »

May 18, 2013

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NASA to lasso asteroid, park it near the moon

NASA is planning for a robotic spaceship to lasso a small asteroid and park it near the moon for astronauts to explore, a top senator said Friday. Read more »

April 5, 2013

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Suitcase-sized satellite launched to hunt asteroids, space junk

A rocket carrying seven new satellites, including the first spacecraft designed to hunt huge asteroids and two of the world's smallest space telescopes, launched into... Read more »

Feb. 25, 2013

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