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This artist's impression shows the deep impact spacecraft as it fires an impactor into comet Temple 1. Scientists are hoping to find out more about the origins of our universe by studying the comet. (credit: NASA/Pat Rawlings via Getty Images)

NASA Declares End To Deep Impact Comet Mission

A spacecraft that gave scientists their first peek into a comet’s icy interior will explore no more, NASA said Friday.


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NASA’s ‘Dawn’ Spacecraft Orbits Massive Asteroid

NASA says its Dawn spacecraft is preparing to study the massive asteroid Vesta after being captured into its orbit during the weekend.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/18/2011

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Cost Of Next-Generation Mars Rover Soars To $2.5B

NASA’s next-generation rover to the surface of Mars needs more money — again.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/01/2011

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No Word From Stuck NASA Mars Rover Spirit

The Mars rover Spirit marks its seventh year on the red planet Monday. Not only is it stuck in a sand trap, it hasn’t communicated with Earth since March.