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U.S. denies radar affected spacecraft

WASHINGTON, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- The United States has denied powerful electromagnetic emission from a U.S. radar caused the failure of a Russian spacecraft that fell to Earth.
Solar blast heads toward Earth

Solar blast heads toward Earth

WASHINGTON, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- NASA says its satellites detected a moderate solar blast on its way to Earth. The blast carries highly energetic particles from the sun.
Pluto mission spacecraft in home stretch

Pluto mission spacecraft in home stretch

BOULDER, Colo., Jan. 19 (UPI) -- NASA says its Pluto mission spacecraft, New Horizons, has entered the home stretch of its nine-year trip to the solar system's dwarf planet.

NASA: Global warming trending up

NEW YORK, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- The average temperature around the world in 2011 made it the ninth-warmest year since 1880, an analysis by NASA scientists found.
Russia talks of permanent moon base

Russia talks of permanent moon base

MOSCOW, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Russia's space agency Roscosmos says it is in talks with European and U.S. partners about creating permanent manned research bases on the moon.
La Nina said to be bringing U.S. drought

La Nina said to be bringing U.S. drought

PASADENA, Calif., Jan. 18 (UPI) -- The La Nina weather event, dubbed "the diva of drought," is peaking and increasing the odds the southwestern and southern United States will be dry, NASA says.

Montana students name moon mission craft

PASADENA, Calif., Jan. 17 (UPI) -- NASA says Montana elementary school students have won a competition to name its twin orbiting Lunar spacecraft, dubbing them "Ebb and Flow."

Wife accused of killing husband's mistress

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Jan. 17 (UPI) -- A former NASA employee is accused of killing her husband's mistress in suburban Kansas City, Mo., after he said he wanted a divorce, police said.

National borders said visible from space

AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Contrary to conventional wisdom, some international borders on Earth are, in fact, visible from space, a veteran U.S. astronaut says.

GOP looks to narrow playing field

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Republican U.S. presidential candidates said Sunday it's time to narrow the playing field, otherwise front-runner Mitt Romney will be the party's nominee.

Lunar orbiter spots moisture locations

SAM ANTONIO, Texas, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has revealed features at the moon's northern and southern poles in regions that lie in perpetual darkness, researchers said.
NASA looking at Cassini radio problems

NASA looking at Cassini radio problems

PASADENA, Calif., Jan. 13 (UPI) -- NASA says it's conducting diagnostic tests on its Cassini spacecraft orbiting Saturn after its signal was not detected during a tracking pass in late December.
Space station dodges super-fast debris

Space station dodges super-fast debris

HOUSTON, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- The International Space Station dodged a small but super-fast piece of orbiting communication debris Friday, NASA said.

Mars mission completes important maneuver

PASADENA, Calif., Jan. 12 (UPI) -- NASA says its Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft has successfully refined its flight path with the biggest maneuver planned for its journey to Mars.

Study: Simple measures could slow warming

NEW YORK, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Global warming can be reduced and human health and agriculture improved with relatively cheap, simple ways to cut two common pollutants, U.S. researchers say.

High schoolers launch balloon project

PARKLAND, Fla., Jan. 12 (UPI) -- A group of Florida high school students say they launched a camera-equipped balloon intended to reach the stratosphere but lost contact with it on re-entry.
Canaveral has busy 2012 launch schedule

Canaveral has busy 2012 launch schedule

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Jan. 11 (UPI) -- The director of Florida's Cape Canaveral rocket range says a busy 2012 launch schedule is proof there's life after the end of NASA's shuttle program.
Hubble finds most distant galaxy cluster

Hubble finds most distant galaxy cluster

GREENBELT, Md., Jan. 10 (UPI) -- NASA says the Hubble Space Telescope has observed a cluster of developing galaxies, the most distant such grouping ever observed in the early universe.

Study: 2011 was ninth-warmest in 33 years

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Jan. 5 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say 2011 was the ninth-warmest year on record in 33 years of satellite measurements of temperature readings for almost all regions of Earth.
Mars rover to settle in for long winter

Mars rover to settle in for long winter

PASADENA, Calif., Jan. 5 (UPI) -- NASA says its Opportunity Mars rover will spend its fifth martian winter working at a location informally named "Greeley Haven."

Second GRAIL spacecraft enters lunar orbit

PASADENA, Calif., Jan. 2 (UPI) -- The second of two U.S. spacecraft sent to study the moon has completed its main engine burn and entered lunar orbit, NASA said.
Twin spacecraft prepare for lunar orbits

Twin spacecraft prepare for lunar orbits

PASADENA, Calif., Dec. 29 (UPI) -- NASA says twin spacecraft sent to study the moon from crust to core are preparing for New Year's Eve and New Year's Day main-engine burns to enter lunar orbit.
New island rising from Red Sea

New island rising from Red Sea

GREENBELT, Md., Dec. 29 (UPI) -- NASA satellites have confirmed ground observations of a new island rising from volcanic activity in the Red Sea, the space agency said.

Global drop in groundwater levels seen

IRVINE, Calif., Dec. 22 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers say gravity-monitoring satellites have recorded drops in groundwater levels in many places across the globe during the past nine years.
NASA releases 'close-ups' of asteroid

NASA releases 'close-ups' of asteroid

PASADENA, Calif., Dec. 22 (UPI) -- NASA says its Dawn spacecraft has sent back the first images of the giant asteroid Vesta from its closest approach to the object yet.
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