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December 5, 2015 5:44 PM Pluto as you’ve never seen it before

Ever wondered what a “summer” on Pluto might be like? Well now you can see for yourself. NASA released detailed close-up images of Pluto on Friday that were transmitted from its New Horizons spacecraft, revealing the clearest look to date of the dwarf planet. The images were taken during a July flyby and offer an unprecedented glimpse into Pluto’s diverse 57

December 5, 2015 3:10 PM Rocket launch today: Atlas V set for 3rd try; weather 20%

The launch window opens at 5:10 p.m. Today's weather forecast has worsened to a 20 percent chance of favorable conditions for a 5:10 p.m. launch of an Atlas V rocket and Cygnus spacecraft from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, at the opening of a 30-minute window. The weather odds improve to 40 percent "go" if an attempt were to be made Sunday, and 70 percent 46

December 5, 2015 10:39 AM NASA releases clearest images of Pluto world might see for decades

(CNN)Black and white images beamed to Earth could be some of the clearest close-ups of Pluto's surface humans see for decades, NASA says. The images, taken by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft, show craters, mountains and glacial terrain along a strip 50 miles (80 kilometers) wide. The spacecraft took them in July during its closest flyby of Pluto --- which 104

December 5, 2015 12:08 AM NASA Releases First of New Horizon's Most-Detailed Pictures of Pluto

Ever since Pluto was just nine pixels wide in pictures taken 740,000 miles ahead of the New Horizons probe, we've been getting better and better shots of the dwarf planet. Each new set of images has revealed new details, and now NASA is releasing the highest-resolution pictures ever taken by the spacecraft during its brief but historic flyby of Pluto 63

December 4, 2015 11:10 PM Private Cygnus Spacecraft's Launch Delayed Again by Bad Weather

Orbital ATK's Cygnus cargo spacecraft sits atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket at Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Dec. 4, 2015, shortly before that day's liftoff attempt was scrubbed due to high winds. Bad weather foiled the launch attempt of Orbital ATK's Cygnus spacecraft Friday (Dec. 4), delaying the cargo ship's return-to-flight 39

December 4, 2015 8:36 PM An astronaut is running the London Marathon from space

You know all those excuses you have for not training for a marathon? Your bad knee, your crazy work schedule, your inability to stop binge watching "The Office" on Netflix? Well I take your earthly excuses and raise you the way better excuse of being on the International Space Station. That's a really, really good reason not to run a marathon. But it's not a good enough 44

December 4, 2015 5:31 PM Check out this stunning Cassini image of Saturn's rings and its moon Enceladus

No matter the angle, it is hard for Enceladus to compete with the rings of Saturn. In the latest image from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft, Enceladus can be seen floating above the rings. Made up of water ice, the rings are frozen and geologically dead. But they are still amazing to look at and do their best to outshine Enceladus – mostly bathed in darkness 54

December 4, 2015 4:00 PM British astronaut to run a marathon in space

LONDON (AP) — A British astronaut will attempt to run a digital version of the London Marathon in space, as part of his 173-day mission to the International Space Station. Tim Peake will run on a treadmill as he orbits Earth, at the same time as more than 37,000 people run in the race on the ground in London. To combat weightlessness, the 43-year-old 33

December 3, 2015 11:57 PM Orbital ATK Supply Launch to Space Station Delayed by Bad Weather

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Wet and cloudy weather prevented NASA from resuming commercial space station deliveries Thursday. The space agency was looking to get back on track with the first U.S. shipment to the International Space Station in nearly eight months, but thick clouds and rain prevented an unmanned Atlas rocket from lifting off at dusk with 7,400 pounds 55

December 3, 2015 11:32 PM Cygnus Spaceship's Return-to-Flight Mission Delayed by Bad Weather

Orbital ATK's uncrewed Cygnus cargo spacecraft sits atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Dec. 3, 2015. The private Cygnus cargo spacecraft will have to wait a bit longer to make its highly anticipated return to orbit. The uncrewed Cygnus freighter, which is built by aerospace company Orbital ATK, was scheduled 56