Mining Quarries Millions Of Miles From Earth

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An Astronaut Explores NASA's Scientific Frontiers

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Tech Entrepreneurs Bet Big On Asteroid Mining

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A composite of Lyrids over Huntsville, Ala., in 2009. This year, the meteor shower will hit its peak before dawn Sunday morning. Danielle Moser/MSFC/NASA hide caption

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Lights Off, Eyes Open: New Moon Darkens Skies For Meteor Shower

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Shuttle Discovery Leaves Florida For New Home

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The space shuttle Discovery is loaded onto the back of a modified 747 at Kennedy Space Center on April 15. The plane will ferry the shuttle to Washington, D.C., on April 17, where it will be permanently installed at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. Kim Shiflett/NASA hide caption

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Shuttle Discovery To Make Final Flight, Atop A 747

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An Atlas missile is launched from Cape Canaveral, Fla., in October 1964. Cape Canaveral has been the site of numerous launch failures as the United States developed missile and rocket technology. Fox Photos/Getty Images hide caption

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A Silver Lining When Rockets Fail In The Clouds

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Living It Up In Space

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The last lunar eclipse of 2011 as seen from the San Gabriel Valley east of Los Angeles on Dec 10, 2011. Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Earth Has Just One Moon, Right? Think Again

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The Messenger spacecraft is depicted over the Calvino Crater on Mercury in this enhanced-color image of the planet's surface. NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington hide caption

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Spacecraft's Wild Ride To Mercury Yields Surprises

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