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Monday’s CSExtra offers the latest news and commentary on space related activities, plus a look back at weekend happenings. NASA’s widely watched but troubled Kepler mission to find Earth-like exo-planets draws suggestions for...

NASA's lunar monitoring program has detected hundreds of meteoroid impacts. The brightest, detected on March 17, 2013, in Mare Imbrium, is marked by the red square. Credit: Science@NASA

NASA researchers have reported the biggest explosion on the lunar surface in the 8 year history of a Moon-monitoring program.

The object was about the size of a small boulder and...

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Friday’s CSExtra offers the latest news and commentary on space related activities from across the globe.   A tribute to Sally Ride, America’s first woman in space and an advocate for science education.  On Mars, NASA’s...

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Thursday’s CSExtra offers the latest news and commentary on space related activities from across the globe. NASA’s Kepler space telescope, the centerpiece of an extended search for Earth-like planets around other stars, encounters...

 

NASA’s four year Kepler mission to search thousands of stars in the Milky Way galaxy for sun-like stars with planets that resemble the Earth has encountered a serious technical problem.

Artist's illustration of the Kepler planet hunter. Image Credit/NASA

A second of the four rapidly spinning internal “reaction wheels” that...

This set of images from cameras on NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter documents the appearance of a new cluster of impact craters on Mars. The orbiter has imaged at least 248 fresh craters, or crater clusters, on Mars.Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS/Univ. of Arizona The two upper images are from the...

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Wednesday’s CSExtra offers the latest news and commentary on space related activities from across the globe. Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, just back from five months on the International Space Station, inspires audiences well...

Three International Space Station astronauts reached Earth safely late Monday, including the first from Canada to command the six person orbiting science laboratory.

Chris Hadfield, Canada's first spacecraft commander, Roman Romanenko and Tom Marshburn, pictured left to right, relax at their Soyuz landing site in southern Kazakhstan. Photo Credit/NASA TV

The landing followed...

Next stop, NASA's Dryden Research Center. Credit: SNC

Sierra Nevada Corporation’s winged Dream Chaser is bound for NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

Prior to Dream Chaser’s first autonomous free flight Approach and Landing Test (ALT), the craft will continue a series of tests, including runway tow, ground resonance, and a captive carry flight.

The...

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Tuesday’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from across the globe. U.S., Canadian and Russian astronauts return to Earth in remote Kazakhstan late Monday, concluding a 146-day mission....

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