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July 31, 2013, by Suzanne Presto of VOANews

Israeli and Palestinian negotiators held a second and final day of preliminary, face-to-face talks in Washington Tuesday. The talks included a meeting with President Obama at the White House. U.S. […]

Star Trek influence lives long and prospers

May 23, 2013, by Suzanne Presto of VOANews

Academics, professionals and Star Trek fans are once again discussing the iconic franchise’s influence on society, science, and technology, as t ...

Scientists advance asteroid detection, deflection, detonation research

May 5, 2013, by Suzanne Presto of VOANews

Amateur and professional skywatchers all over the world send observations to the Minor Planet Center, which collects information about near-Earth obj ...

Space telescope spots distant planets well placed for life

April 19, 2013, by Suzanne Presto of VOANews

Scientists have announced the discovery of three planets, in two planetary systems, that are in or on the edge of the so-called habitable zone, the ra ...

  • New map suggests universe older than estimated
    March 22, 2013, by Suzanne Presto of VOANews

    Scientists from the European and U.S. space agencies say ESA’s Planck space telescope has yielded the most detailed map ever created of the oldest light in the universe. The new […]

  • Curiosity collects gray innards of Red Planet’s rock
    February 21, 2013, by Suzanne Presto of VOANews

    The U.S. space agency confirmed Wednesday that the Mars rover Curiosity has collected the first sample from inside a rock on Mars. NASA engineers received images from Mars Wednesday showing […]

  • February 15 flyby: Asteroid’s spin intrigues astronomers
    February 15, 2013, by Suzanne Presto of VOANews

    Astronomers hope to learn more about Asteroid 2012 DA14’s features and composition as it flies past Earth at about 7.8 kilometers per second – far faster than a speeding bullet.  […]

  • NASA lands rover on Mars
    August 6, 2012, by Suzanne Presto of VOANews

    The U.S. space agency has landed a rover on Mars, completing the most harrowing step in a mission to investigate possible life on the planet. Mission controllers at NASA’s Jet […]

  • NASA Mars rover will face harrowing descent, landing
    August 3, 2012, by Suzanne Presto of VOANews

    The U.S. space agency is preparing for its newest Mars rover, Curiosity, to touch down on the Red Planet on August 6. The rover’s entry and descent will be nerve-wracking […]