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Obama under fire over space plans

High-profile critics fear President Barack Obama's commercial overhaul of human spaceflight is going nowhere and could mark the end of half a century of US supremacy among the stars and planets.

dateOct 03, 2011 in Space Exploration
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Model Helps Search for Moon Dust Fountains

( -- In exploration, sometimes you find more than what you're looking for, including things that shouldn’t be there. As the Apollo 17 astronauts orbited over the night side of the moon, with the sun just beneath ...

dateJun 10, 2010 in Space Exploration
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The Floor of Tycho Crater

( -- Tycho Crater is an one of the most prominent craters on the moon. It appears as a bright spot in the southern highlands with rays of bright material that stretch across much of the nearside. Its prominence ...

dateJan 14, 2010 in Space Exploration
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