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After 957 days of hibernation, the Rosetta spacecraft woke up, aligned itself with the sun and called home.
The European Space Agency, NASA and countless people who follow space missions are holding their collective breath for the biggest wake-up call in the solar system.
"The King of the Planets," Jupiter will be visible as the sunsets Sunday and will dominate the night sky for months to come. Meanwhile, here on Earth, professional astronomers will descend upon National Harbor this week.
Although the DMV will sit under clouds for most of the evening on Jan. 2 -- and perhaps part of the morning of Jan. 3 -- NASA will carry a live stream of the Quadrantids meteor -- the first of 2014.
Greg Redfern picks the Chelyabinsk Airburst Event as his top space story of 2013.
Americans are aware of NASA but I do not think they realize how much NASA does and for how little money. Do you know what NASA's budget is for 2014? Thanks to our deadlocked and dysfunctional Congress there is no approved budget for the Government.
Comet ISON may not be visible to the naked eye Thursday morning, but that doesn't mean science and technology can't help us see the icy comet racing toward our sun.
Comet ISON is headed for a close encounter with the Sun on Thanksgiving Day at 2 p.m. EST.
One week ago, astronomers Gennady Borisov and Timur Kryachko discovered an asteroid (a space rock) using an 8-inch astrograph (a sophisticated telescope camera) at the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory.
Space Place writer Greg Redfern explores the future for Voyager 1.
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