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Cassini spacecraft ends 13-year odyssey with fiery plunge into Saturn

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 15:54:16 -0400

(Reuters) - The U.S. space agency NASA received a final signal from its Cassini spacecraft on Friday as it ended a groundbreaking, 13-year Saturn mission with a meteor-like plunge into the ringed planet's atmosphere.(image)

U.S., Russian crew transfer to space station after Soyuz flight

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 11:25:56 -0400

BAIKONUR COSMODROME, Kazakhstan (Reuters) - Two U.S. astronauts and a Russian cosmonaut arrived at the International Space Station on Wednesday, about six hours after their Soyuz spacecraft blasted off from Kazakhstan, a NASA TV broadcast showed.(image)

Spectacular Northern Light display illuminates Finnish sky

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 08:32:53 -0400

(Reuters) - Green, purple, pink and yellow lights danced across the sky in striking aurora displays over northern Finland early on Friday.(image)

Drinks industry distorts alcohol cancer risk: scientists

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 17:02:02 -0400

LONDON, Sept 7 (Reuters) - The alcohol industry uses denial, distortion and distraction to mislead people about the risks of developing cancer from drinking, often employing similar tactics to those of the tobacco industry, a study said on Thursday.(image)

Record-breaking U.S. astronaut and crew back on Earth

Sun, 03 Sep 2017 13:12:27 -0400

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla (Reuters) - NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson and two crewmates made a parachute touchdown in Kazakhstan on Saturday, capping a career-total 665 days in orbit, a U.S. record.(image)

Arianespace aborts satellite launch seconds before lift-off

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 06:35:20 -0400

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - European satellite launching firm Arianespace said it had called off the launch of two communications satellites seconds before lift-off on Tuesday, citing unspecified problems.(image)

India's eighth navigation satellite implodes on take off

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 11:38:14 -0400

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's eighth navigation satellite imploded shortly after lift off on Thursday, state-run Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said.(image)

Famed T. rex 'Sue' getting a makeover at Field Museum in Chicago

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 06:16:17 -0400

(Reuters) - The world's biggest T. rex is getting ready for a cutting-edge makeover.(image)

U.S. spacecraft readies for fiery plunge into Saturn after 13-year mission

Tue, 29 Aug 2017 18:36:57 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. space agency's Cassini spacecraft will end its 13-year mission to Saturn in mid-September by transmitting data until the final moment before it plunges into the ringed planet's atmosphere, officials said on Tuesday.(image)

Rare total solar eclipse spreads wonder across United States

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 15:00:52 -0400

CHARLESTON, S.C./SHERIDAN, Oregon (Reuters) - As millions of awestruck Americans cast their gaze skyward on Monday at the extraordinary sight of a total solar eclipse, one Connecticut man had his eyes set firmly on a different prize.(image)