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This edge on view of the solar system from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer depicts the numbers of Near-Earth Asteroids and Potentially Hazardous Asteroids. The PHAs are depicted in bright orange, the NEAs in blue and the Earth's orbit in green. Image Credit/NASA

New estimates based on findings from NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Explorer, or...

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Friday’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from around the world. SpaceX and the company’s bid to begin the first U. S. commercial re-supply mission to the...

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Thursday’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from around the world. New U.S. and Russian astronauts dock with the International Space Station. Sunday brings an annular/...

 

 

NASA's Joe Acaba confers with Russian cosmonauts Gennady Padalka and Sergei Revin prior to Soyuz lift off. Photo Credit/NASA Photo

A Russian Soyuz spacecraft reached the International Space Station early Thursday, safely delivering a pair of cosmonauts and a NASA astronaut to the orbiting science laboratory.

New arrivals Gennady Padalka, Sergei Revin...

This image is of Opportunity’s traverse map and shows the entirety of the rover's travels to this point. Image Credit: NASA/JPL/Cornell/University of Arizona

NASA’s Opportunity Mars Exploration Rover is on a roll.

The robot had spent some 19 weeks parked in one spot to survive the Martian winter. Due to the setting sun, Opportunity’s...

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Wednesday’s CSExtra offers a collection of the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities. China looks to June for the launching of the country’s fourth human spaceflight. In the U.S.,...

Space Chronicles – Facing the Ultimate Frontier by Neil deGrasse Tyson (Edited by Avis Lang); W.W. Norton & Co., New York; $26.95 (hardcover); 2012.

This delightful read comes courtesy of a thoughtful, charismatic astrophysicist and renowned popular speaker – an alien blend that’s refreshing, entertaining and stimulating.

Tyson has written a spirited why, how, and...

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Tuesday’s CSExtra offers a collection of the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from around the world. Three U.S. and Russian astronauts lift off late Monday for the International Space...

 

 

Russia's 30 Soyuz mission spacecraft rises from Kazakhstan to begin a two-day trip to the International Space Station with three U. S. and Russian astronauts. Photo Credit/NASA photo

 

A three-man U. S.and Russian crew successfully lifted off for the International  Space Station from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan late Monday.

The Soyuz...

2m Faulkes North Telescope at Haleakalā, Hawaii, USA. Credit: Faulkes Telescope Project

Any attempt to survey and catalog hazardous asteroids faces a number of difficulties.

Coming to aid the effort are amateur astronomers, ready to boost the European Space Agency’s (ESA) asteroid hunt as part of ESA’s Space Situational Awareness program.

A new partnership has been formed between the United Kingdom’s...

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