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January 14, 2019 9:34 AM China to collect samples from moon this year

BEIJING (Reuters) - China will launch a probe to collect samples from the moon around the end of this year, a space official said on Monday, weeks after Beijing hailed the successful touch down on the far side of the moon. The Chang’e-4 lunar probe landed on Jan. 3 and transmitted the first-ever “close range” image of the far side of the moon. China’s 136

January 7, 2019 10:13 PM Cavs' Kevin Love: Still weeks away from return

CLEVELAND -- Cavaliers All-Star forward Kevin Love is still weeks away from getting on the court as he recovers from surgery on his left foot, he said Monday. Love played in just four games before undergoing surgery Nov. 2 to relieve pressure around his big toe. He was recently cleared by doctors to begin some "select basketball activities," but Love said Monday 62

January 5, 2019 3:28 AM Chinese rover powers up devices in pioneering moon mission

In this photo provided on Jan. 4, 2019, by China National Space Administration via Xinhua News Agency, Yutu-2, China's lunar rover, leaves wheel marks after leaving the lander that touched down on the surface of the far side of the moon. China’s space agency says that all systems are go for its spacecraft and rover that have made a pioneering landing 90

January 3, 2019 5:22 AM China's Lunar Explorer Has Made Its Historic Touchdown on the Far Side of the Moon, State Media Says

(BEIJING) — China’s burgeoning space program achieved a first on Thursday: a landing on the so-called dark side of the moon. The United States, the then-Soviet Union and more recently China have all sent spacecraft to the near side of the moon, which faces Earth, but this is the first-ever landing on the other side. The China National Space Administration 98

January 2, 2019 6:45 PM Neighbors rescue deer who fell through icy pond using canoes, shovels, drone

A couple of quick-thinking neighbors in Upstate New York came to the rescue of a deer who had fallen into an icy lake — and one even used a drone to lead the animal back to land. A couple of quick-thinking neighbors in upstate New York came to the rescue of a deer who had fallen into an icy lake — and one even used a drone to lead the animal back to land. Casey 129

January 1, 2019 2:19 AM A NASA Spacecraft Has Set Records After Entering Orbit Around an Asteroid

(LAUREL, Md.) — A NASA spacecraft has gone into orbit around an ancient asteroid, setting a pair of records. The Osiris-Rex spacecraft entered orbit Monday around the asteroid Bennu, 70 million miles (110 million kilometers) from Earth. It’s the smallest celestial body ever to be orbited by a spacecraft. Bennu is just 1,600 feet (500 meters) across 87

December 26, 2018 12:16 PM Russia sentences Ukrainian man to eight years in jail for spying: Kommersant

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian court has sentenced a Ukrainian man to eight years in a maximum security prison for espionage and trying to illegally obtain and export military goods, Russia’s Kommersant newspaper reported on Wednesday. Kommersant said Igor Kiyashko, a lawyer from Ukraine, had been found guilty of trying to purchase engine parts for MiG-29 fighter 98

December 20, 2018 10:00 AM NASA looks to private companies for help building reusable Moon landers for astronauts

NASA is searching for partners to build technology that would help astronauts land on the moon from a future orbiting Gateway station. This artist's concept shows the Human Landing System and an astronaut. (NASA) NASA has serious plans to send astronauts back to the moon by 2028, and the agency is looking for help from U.S. companies to develop technology 115

December 13, 2018 9:48 AM NASA's Parker Solar Probe shares first up-close look at sun's atmosphere

An image of the sun's atmosphere, the corona, from NASA's Parker Solar Probe mission, captured on Nov. 8, 2018. (Twitter via NASA Sun & Space) NASA's Parker Solar Probe has made the closest-ever approach to a star (the sun) and shared an image of the sun's atmosphere on Twitter on Wednesday. NASA's image, captured Nov. 8, shows the corona, which is the sun's 150

December 7, 2018 8:33 AM China's Lunar Mission Could See a Spacecraft Land on the Dark Side of the Moon

(BEIJING) — China was preparing to launch a ground-breaking mission early Saturday to soft-land a spacecraft on the largely unexplored far side of the moon, demonstrating its growing ambitions as a space power to rival Russia, the European Union and U.S. With its Chang’e 4 mission, China hopes to be the first country to ever successfully undertake such a landing 101