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IN SPACE - JULY 12:  In this handout image provided by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Earth's horizon and the moon can be seen from the International Space Station July 12, 2011 in space.  (Photo by NASA via Getty Images)

Scientists Find Closest Thing Yet To Earth

Scientists have identified a “close cousin” to Earth that’s orbiting a sun-like star and might harbor life.

CBS Seattle–07/23/2015

People look at an early image of Pluto taken by the New Horizons probe as the craft makes its closest fly-by of the dwarf planet at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory July 14, 2015 in Laurel, Maryland. The unmanned NASA spacecraft whizzed by Pluto on July 14, making its closest approach in the climax of a decade-long journey to explore the dwarf planet for the first time, the US space agency said. Moving faster than any spacecraft ever built -- at a speed of about 30,800 miles per hour (49,570 kph) -- the flyby happened at 7:49 am (1149 GMT), with the probe running on auto-pilot. It was to pass by Pluto at a distance of 7,767 miles (12,500 kilometers). AFP PHOTO/BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/Getty Images

Spotlight Shining On Pluto

Well, not quite, but the tiny, icy world is getting front-page, prime-time attention for its first visit by a spacecraft — NASA’s New Horizons.

CBS Seattle–07/14/2015

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NASA Chief: Alien Life Contact Possible By 2025

During a panel discussion discussing water sources in the universe, NASA Chief Scientist Ellen Stofan stated that she believes humans could come in contact with the first iterations of alien life by the year 2025.

04/15/2015

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Scientists Seek Help To Track Rain On Olympic Peninsula

The University of Washington says its scientists are seeking citizens’ help as it gears up for a major effort to measure rain and snowfall on the Olympic Peninsula next winter.

CBS Seattle–04/05/2015

2016 President Campaign Hopeful Ted Cruz (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Ted Cruz Climate Change Comments Make Him ‘Unfit’ For Presidency

It’s no surprise that many right wing conservatives have questioned the validity of climate change, and presidential hopeful Ted Cruz’s position is no different.

03/24/2015

Jupiter and its moons (Photo Credit: Thinkstock)

NASA: Solar System’s Biggest Moon May Have More Water Than All Of Earth

The largest moon in the solar system harbors a salty ocean beneath its icy shell, the latest member to join a growing club of watery moons, NASA said Thursday.

03/13/2015

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The People Who Took Us To The Moon

This year marks the 45th anniversary of the 1969 landing on the moon and the realization of President Kennedy’s dream.

10/13/2014

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NASA Picks Boeing And SpaceX To Ferry Astronauts

On Tuesday, the space agency announced it has picked Boeing and SpaceX to transport astronauts to the International Space Station in the next few years

CBS Seattle–09/16/2014

The surface of Mars is seen from NASA's Curiosity rover. Mount Sharp pictured. (Photo by NASA/JPL-Caltech via Getty Images)

NASA’s Mars Rover Curiosity Finally At Mount Sharp

The space agency announced Thursday that the rover has reached the base of Mount Sharp, its destination since landing two years ago. Officials say drilling could begin as early as next week at an outcrop of rocks called Pahrump Hills.

CBS Seattle–09/11/2014

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Boeing Slated To Help Build ‘Most Powerful Rocket’ Ever Made For NASA

Boeing has finalized a contract with NASA to develop the core stage of the Space Launch System (SLS), the most powerful rocket ever built and destined to propel America’s return to human exploration of deep space.

07/02/2014

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