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October 30, 2015 4:52 PM Saturn's geyser-spouting moon glows in close-up pictures

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Saturn's geyser-spouting moon Enceladus has a new portfolio, thanks to the Cassini spacecraft. NASA released its latest close-ups of the little icy moon Friday. The preliminary unprocessed views are from Cassini's flyby of Enceladus on Wednesday. The spacecraft zoomed right through the ocean world's erupting jet of water vapor 35

October 28, 2015 12:15 PM Astronaut takes spacewalk right before setting US record

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA's yearlong spaceman, Scott Kelly, is taking his first spacewalk just hours before setting a new U.S. flight record. Kelly and Kjell (chell) Lindgren (LEND-grin) floated out of the International Space Station on Wednesday morning. They'll grease the station's big robot arm, route cables, remove insulation from an electronic 35

October 24, 2015 9:26 AM Massive storm Patricia batters Mexico's Pacific coast, damage unclear

One of the strong­est ever hurric­anes lashed wester­n Mexico with rain and winds of up to 165 mph, causin­g chaos Hurricane Patricia, a Category 5 storm, is seen approaching the coast of Mexico in a NASA picture taken from the International Space Station October 23, 2015. PUERTO VALLARTA, MEXICO: One of the strongest ever hurricanes lashed western Mexico 80

October 24, 2015 12:14 AM Mexico responds well to crises, but planning ahead is another matter

Tourists board a bus to be transported to a shelter, bracing for the arrival of Hurricane Patricia, in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, on Oct. 23. A worker boards up the front of a waterfront business, as residents prepare for the arrival of Hurricane Patricia in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, on Oct. 23. Workers board up the front residences as they prepare for the arrival 45

October 23, 2015 9:59 PM Storm surge, torrential rain, landslides also major threats from Patricia

Tourists board a bus to be transported to a shelter, bracing for the arrival of Hurricane Patricia, in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, on Oct. 23. A worker boards up the front of a waterfront business, as residents prepare for the arrival of Hurricane Patricia in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, on Oct. 23. Workers board up the front residences as they prepare for the arrival 37

October 22, 2015 12:11 PM Astronomers spot white dwarf 'Death Star' vaporizing planet

A dwarf planet some 570 light-years from Earth is slowly disintegrating from its star's intense radiation, say astronomers. The planet-destroying Death Star from "Star Wars" may be fictional, but a star at the end of its life and only a bit bigger than Earth could be its real-world twin: The star is currently destroying and disintegrating an orbiting 81

October 22, 2015 11:59 AM USGS slams study's claim of 99.9% chance of large L.A. earthquake

The U.S. Geological Survey is raising serious doubts about a recent study that calculates a 99.9% chance of a large earthquake in the Los Angeles area in the next three years. The USGS took the rare step of issuing a statement raising questions about the study, recently published in the journal Earth and Space Science and coauthored by a research scientist 63

October 22, 2015 10:13 AM Nasa's K2 Discovers Dead Star Vaporising a Mini 'Planet'

Scientists using Nasa's Kepler space telescope - known as the K2 mission - have spotted strong evidence of a tiny, rocky object being torn apart as it spirals around a white dwarf star. This discovery validates a long-held theory that white dwarfs are capable of cannibalising possible remnant planets that have survived within its solar system. "We are for the first 60

October 22, 2015 10:13 AM Cosmic 'Death Star' is Vaporizing an Entire Planet

For the first time ever, astronomers have caught a "death star" destroying a planet. They've discovered a large, rocky object disintegrating in its death spiral around a distant white dwarf star. "This is something no human has seen before," said Andrew Vanderburg, one of the researchers, in a news release. "We're watching a solar system get destroyed 70

October 22, 2015 4:09 AM Astronomers say real-life 'death star' destroying faraway rocky object

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – A white dwarf star in the Constellation Virgo turns out to be a "death star" worthy of "Star Wars." Astronomers announced Wednesday that they have discovered a rocky object coming apart in a death spiral around this distant star. They used NASA's exoplanet-hunting Kepler spacecraft to make the discovery, then followed up with ground 67