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NASA

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is an agency of the United States government, responsible for the nation's public space program. NASA was established by the National Aeronautics and Space Act on July 29, 1958, replacing its predecessor, the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA).

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Comfort Foods Are Not Mood Boosters, Study Says

By IBTimes AU

A Minnesota research explains why eating comfort foods is not really mood boosting. (Dec 19)

Canadarm2, The International Space Station's Robotic Arm, Grapples The Orbital Sciences' Cygnus Cargo Craft
Russia and US Take War to Space, NASA and SpaceX Launching Cargo for ISS

By IBTimes AU

Russia and the United States have been engaged in a frosty conflict over the Ukrainian region. Now, it appears the two countries may take their competition to the next level as Russia may create its own space station. (Dec 19)

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Three Generations Of Rovers In The  Mars Test Yard At NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California
Methane Spikes On Mars Opens Debate Of Life On The Red Planet

By IBTimes AU

The Mars Curiosity Rover found methane on Mars, which started speculations that there could be life on the planet. (Dec 18)

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The Soyuz TMA-15M spacecraft carrying the International Space Station crew of Anton Shkaplerov of Russia, Terry Virts of the U.S. and Samantha Cristoforetti of Italy blasts off from the launch pad at the Baikonur cosmodrome November 24, 2014.
Russia To Put Up Its Own Space Station Rivaling The International Space Station

By IBTimes AU

The Russian state space agency Roscosmos has considered the idea of building its own space station. (Dec 18)

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Rosetta Finds Water On Comet 67p
The 12 Space Missions Revisited Before Christmas

By IBTimes AU

Many spend Christmas far from friends and family but it’s worth spending a thought for those farthest of all, the different spacecraft on a mission exploring the Solar system and beyond. (Dec 18)

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A meteor streaks over the northern skies in the early morning during the Perseid meteor shower north of Castaic Lake, California August 12, 2013. According to NASA, the Perseid meteor shower, which is an annual event, reaches its peak on August 11 and 12.
2014 Geminids Meteor Shower: Where And What Time To Best View Meteor Shower Peak In Australia

By IBTimes AU

The 2014 Geminids meteor shower will be reaching its peak on late Sunday evening, Dec. 14, in Australia. Without weather disturbances, the annual Geminids will be offering viewers with bright visible meteors streaking across the Australian skies late in the evening until the crack of dawn. (Dec 12)

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2014 Meteor Shower: Italian Astronomer To Host Online Geminids Meteor Shower Coverage On December 13 Peak

By IBTimes AU

In some locations, weather and viewing conditions could be a problem to the sky watchers who wish to observe the 2014 Geminids meteor shower peak on Dec. 13 and 14. Another way to view the Geminids meteor shower display this coming weekend is to go o... (Dec 11)

Asteroid 2012 DA14 Passes Through The Earth-Moon System
Russian Scientists Claim ‘Mountain-Sized’ Asteroid Could Hit Earth In 3 Years [Video]

By IBTimes AU

In video documentary scientists calculate the possibility of the giant asteroid to collide with Earth's orbit after three years. (Dec 11)

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Asteroid (representational image), photo credit: NASA
NASA Says Mountain-Sized Asteroid 2014 UR116 No Threat to Earth, Will Not Wipe-out Humanity – Report

By IBTimes AU

Newly-discovered asteroid 2014 UR116 is not an Earth killer as the U.S. space agency NASA maintains that the mountain-sized space object is hardly a threat to humanity. (Dec 10)

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Evidence Of Microbial Life On Mars: Mars Curiosity Rover Came Across Crater That Once Held A Lake

By IBTimes AU

The Mars Curiosity Rover explored Mount Sharp through which an impact crater was found. Scientists suggest that it could have held a lake. (Dec 09)

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