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GPS and the World's First "Space War"

Satellite-based navigation proved its mettle during the 1991 Persian Gulf War, leading to what some say is an overdependence on “jammable” GPS technology

1 hour ago — Larry Greenemeier

The Comet That Battered Jupiter, and Shook Congress

After Shoemaker–Levy 9 wrecked havoc on the solar system’s largest planet in 1994, for a rare moment on Earth politics were not parochial, but astronomical. Its political and scientific legacy still shines today

February 1, 2016 — Christine Gorman

Scientists Try to Grow Peruvian Potatoes on "Mars"

A South American experiment seeks to find if potatoes could be grown on Mars as a food source for future astronauts. They also hope the data will help them better understand how this staple may be affected by climate change on Earth 

February 2, 2016 — Andrea Small Carmona

Pluto Killer Thinks He Has New Ninth Planet

Caltech astronomer Mike Brown, the driving force for demoting Pluto, now claims evidence for a massive, distant replacement ninth planet in our solar system 

January 25, 2016 — Steve Mirsky

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