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NASA releases stunning new images of Monkey Head Nebula

NASA releases stunning new images of Monkey Head Nebula

March 18 (UPI) -- NASA has released a series of incredible photos of the Monkey Head Nebula, a star forming region some 6,400 billion light years away.
Brooks Hays
NASA announces planetary bonanza, discovery of 715 new worlds

NASA announces planetary bonanza, discovery of 715 new worlds

WASHINGTON, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- NASA says its Kepler space telescope has delivered another bonanza of distant planets, finding 715 new worlds orbiting 305 distant stars.
NASA to let public help in hunt for distant planets

NASA to let public help in hunt for distant planets

GREENBELT, Md., Jan. 31 (UPI) -- NASA says the public is being invited to help search for embryonic planetary systems hidden among data from an agency spacecraft mission.

Critical design review for Webb Telescope spacecraft

REDONDO BEACH, Calif., Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Northrop Grumman said Friday it has successfully passed the spacecraft critical design review for NASA's James Webb Space Telescope.
Odds of alien life 'very high,' House panel hears

Odds of alien life 'very high,' House panel hears

WASHINGTON, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- The likelihood of life on other planets is "very high," a planetary scientist told a House committee in a hearing some Democrats chided as evading U.S. issues.

NASA contracts for continued engineering support

WASHINGTON, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- A bridge contract for continued engineering support services for NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center has been issued to AS and D Inc. of Maryland.

Report points to layoffs affecting safety attributable to the shutdown

WASHINGTON, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- All Consumer Product Safety Commission inspectors in the field who screen products at ports of entry are furloughed, a U.S. Senate panel report Friday said.

NASA's Webb telescope's final backbone element finished

GREENBELT, Md., June 14 (UPI) -- A fixture similar to a backbone that will connect elements of the James Webb Space Telescope has been completed, the U.S. space administration said Friday
Dying stars may still host habitable planets, astronomer say

Dying stars may still host habitable planets, astronomer say

TEL AVIV, Israel, April 24 (UPI) -- White dwarfs are dying stars that will eventually cool and fade away but evidence suggests they can still support habitable planets, scientists in Israel say.
Obama 2014 budget would cut NASA spending

Obama 2014 budget would cut NASA spending

WASHINGTON, April 10 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama says "tough choices" require reduced spending for NASA but America will remain strong in aeronautics and space technologies.
NASA offers free space telescope e-books

NASA offers free space telescope e-books

GREENBELT, Md., Dec. 21 (UPI) -- NASA has announced the availability of e-books about two of its space telescopes, the Hubble and the James Webb Space Telescope, free of charge.
GOP jumps on Kaine for tax comment

GOP jumps on Kaine for tax comment

MCLEAN, Va., Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Republicans pounced on comments from U.S. Senate Democratic candidate Tim Kaine of Virginia, who said he'd consider a minimum income tax for all Americans.
First Webb telescope instrument delivered

First Webb telescope instrument delivered

PARIS, May 9 (UPI) -- The first instrument for a space telescope NASA hopes to launch in 2018 has been delivered by the European consortium that built it, officials said.
Source: Sen. Bingaman, D-N.M., to retire

Source: Sen. Bingaman, D-N.M., to retire

WASHINGTON, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., will retire from the upper chamber at the end of his term, a person with knowledge of the situation said Friday.
Sen. Webb won't seek 2nd term in Virginia

Sen. Webb won't seek 2nd term in Virginia

WASHINGTON, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- In a blow to Democratic hopes of holding the U.S. Senate in 2012, Sen. James Webb of Virginia announced Wednesday he will not seek re-election.

U.S. senator also sought Suu Kyi's release

BANGKOK, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. James Webb, D-Va., says he sought the release of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi as well as that of a detained American during his Myanmar trip.
U.S. senator in Myanmar for meetings

U.S. senator in Myanmar for meetings

YANGON, Myanmar, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Jim Webb, D-Va., arrived in Myanmar Friday to meet with military junta leader Senior Gen. Than Shwe during the weekend, officials said.

U.S. Army wants 'focus groups' in Iraq

WASHINGTON, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Sen. James Webb, D-Va., wants the U.S. military to suspend new contracts to produce print, radio and television stories for entertainment and news in Iraq.

Mark Warner: No VP for me

HAMPTON, Va., June 14 (UPI) -- Former Virginia Gov. Mark Warner Saturday said he would turn down any invitation to be presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama's running mate.

Commentary: Bipartisan calculus

WASHINGTON, June 12 (UPI) -- What do Sens. Chuck Hagel, moderate Republican, and James Webb, hard-nosed Republican turned Democrat, have in common? They are possible picks as vice presidential running mates for either Barack Obama or John McCain.
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large

Bettors like Hillary over Webb for VP

NEW YORK, June 3 (UPI) -- Hillary Clinton is the "chalk" -- the favorite -- to receive the Democratic vice presidential nomination, according to an online betting service.

NASA awards contract to SP Systems Inc.

GREENBELT, Md., May 19 (UPI) -- The U.S. space agency says it has selected SP Systems Inc. of Greenbelt, Md., to provide mission support services at the Goddard Space Flight Center.
Veterans groups see McCain key to benefits

Veterans groups see McCain key to benefits

WASHINGTON, April 17 (UPI) -- Veterans groups are calling on presidential candidate Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., to support several veterans-assistance bills pending in Congress.
Nobel recipient works on space telescope

Nobel recipient works on space telescope

WASHINGTON, April 3 (UPI) -- U.S. space agency scientist and 2006 Nobel Prize recipient John Mather has been assigned to additional work on the James Webb Space Telescope.

Dogs of War: Round laws, square holes

WASHINGTON, March. 7 (UPI) -- It was inevitable that at some point the two Democratic contenders for their party's presidential nomination should skirmish on the political hot-button issue of U.S. use of private security contractors.
DAVID ISENBERG
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