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Laura Dattaro

Mars rover Curiosity successfully adjusted trajectory

The course adjustment began with a 19-minute thrust, followed by more than 200 five-second bursts repeated over the course of about two hours.

Astronomers announce biggest, most distant galaxy clusters

Astronomers announced both the biggest and the most distant galaxy clusters to date.

Space fans! Top 5 things to look forward to in 2012

EarthSky space blogger Laura Dattaro picks her top 5 most exciting things to look forward to in space science in 2012.

GRAIL spacecraft will use lunar gravity to peer inside moon

The GRAIL mission will study the moon's gravitational field via minute differences in the distance between the two craft as they orbit above the moon's surface.

Mars rover now 31.9 million miles from Earth, begins research

Curiosity rover has traveled 1.8 million miles - nearly 3 million kilometers - per day. It's measuring space radiation possibly harmful to astronauts going to Mars.

Tiny worms might help humans get to Mars

While in space, 12 generations of worms were found to reproduce and develop from egg to adulthood no differently than they would on Earth.

Five cool things to know about James Webb Space Telescope

The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is the Hubble Space Telescope's successor. It's scheduled to launch in 2018.

After successful launch, new 8-month mission to Mars underway

We're on our way to Mars. The spacecraft is in communication, thermally stable and power positive.

Beautiful photo of Russian Progress spacecraft re-entry

Space fans, check out this photo of a Russian Progress spacecraft, undocked and de-orbited on October 29, 2011.

Four astronauts win Congressional Gold Medals

Buzz Aldrin, Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and John Glenn have become the first astronauts in history to win Congressional Gold Medals.

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