NASA spacecraft en route to historic look at mysterious Pluto

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By Sharon Gaudin, Computerworld | August 25th, 2014 With 7 scientific instruments onboard, New Horizons will offer ‘bonanza’ of information. NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft crosses Neptune’s orbit today and is speeding along a path that will give scientists their first real information about the distant and still mysterious Pluto. NASA scientists announced that New Horizons…

NASA: Finding life on other planets is within our grasp

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By Sharon Gaudin, Computerworld | July 15th, 2014 Scientists say we may be closer than most think to finding life beyond our own planet. Many scientists believe we’re not alone in the universe, and NASA researchers say discovering if that’s true is within their reach. NASA held a panel discussion at the space agency’s headquarters…

45 years after moon landing, NASA looks to next giant leap

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By Sharon Gaudin, Computerworld | July 14th, 2014 After putting astronauts on the moon, NASA moves ahead to landing on Mars. Forty-five years after Neil Armstrong stepped on the moon, NASA scientists are looking forward to the next giant leap for mankind, and that next leap is likely to be on Mars. “It was 45…