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NASA picks Venus as hot spot for two new robotic missions

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA is returning to sizzling Venus, our closest yet perhaps most overlooked neighbor, after decades of exploring other worlds. ...

Osaka steps out of French Open and onto sport’s third rail

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Most athletes are comfortable talking about injuries, so long as they can point to a bruise, a bandage, a cast or a spot on...

Science chief wants next pandemic vaccine ready in 100 days

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The new White House science adviser wants to have a vaccine ready to fight the next pandemic in just about 100 days after recognizing...

NASA releases stunning new pic of Milky Way’s ‘downtown’

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA has released a stunning new picture of our galaxy’s violent, super-energized “downtown.” ...

Navigation error sends NASA’s Mars helicopter on wild ride

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A navigation timing error sent NASA's little Mars helicopter on a wild, lurching ride, its first major problem since it...

GM’s newest vehicle: Off-road, self-driving rover for moon

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — General Motors is teaming up with Lockheed Martin to produce the ultimate off-road, self-driving, electric vehicles — for the moon....

Cosmic 2-for-1: Total lunar eclipse combines with supermoon

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The first total lunar eclipse in more than two years coincides with a supermoon this week for quite a cosmic...

Talking to the moon: Europe pitches lunar satellites plan

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BERLIN — The European Space Agency presented a vision Thursday to put satellites in orbit around the moon that would facilitate future missions to...

Energy agency: End new fossil fuel supply investments

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BERLIN — A report by the International Energy Agency says immediate action is needed to reshape the world's energy sector in order to meet...

NASA spacecraft begins 2-year trip home with asteroid rubble

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — With rubble from an asteroid tucked inside, a NASA spacecraft fired its engines and began the long journey back to...