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World 04 Oct 2011 | 12:00 AM

FACTBOX - Nobel physics prize winners

REUTERS - The Nobel Prize in Physics 2011 was awarded

World 04 Oct 2011 | 12:00 AM

FACTBOX - Nobel physics prize winners

REUTERS - The Nobel Prize in Physics 2011 was awarded

World 08 Sep 2011 | 12:00 AM

Young, nearby supernova dazzles U.S. scientists

LOS ANGELES: California astronomers have found the closest, brightest supernova of its kind in 25 years, catching the glimmer of a tiny self-destructing star a mere 21 million light years from Earth and soon visible to amateur skywatchers.

World 21 Jul 2011 | 12:00 AM

TIMELINE - Key dates in U.S. space shuttle program

REUTERS - Space shuttles have played a pivotal role in the U.S. space program. They made their debut in 1981 and enabled NASA to learn how to live and work in orbit. But the workhorse spacecraft proved more expensive and risky to fly than originally hoped.

World 21 Jul 2011 | 12:00 AM

Hubble detects a tiny fourth moon around Pluto

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Hubble Space Telescope has discovered a tiny fourth moon orbiting the distant icy dwarf planet Pluto, NASA said on Wednesday.

World 11 Jul 2011 | 12:00 AM

Atlantis docks at space station on last mission

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - U.S. space shuttle Atlantis arrived at the International Space Station on Sunday to deliver a last batch of supplies to the orbiting outpost on the final flight of the U.S. shuttle program.

World 10 Jul 2011 | 12:00 AM

Atlantis inspects heat shield en route to station

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Space shuttle Atlantis' crew spent Saturday inspecting the craft's heat shield for damage as they prepared to pay the last visit to the International Space Station in U.S. space shuttle history.

World 10 Jul 2011 | 12:00 AM

Atlantis docks at space station on last mission

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - U.S. space shuttle Atlantis arrived at the International Space Station on Sunday to deliver a last batch of supplies to the orbiting outpost on the final flight of the U.S. shuttle program.

World 09 Jul 2011 | 12:00 AM

U.S. space shuttle leaves Earth on final flight

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - Space shuttle Atlantis rocketed off its seaside launch pad on Friday, rising atop a tower of smoke and flames as it left Earth on the final flight of the U.S. space shuttle program.

World 30 Jun 2011 | 12:00 AM

NASA bids farewell to 'amazing' relic, the shuttle

MIAMI (Reuters) - When the United States embarked on its shuttle program decades ago, it set out to build a workhorse vehicle that would make space travel routine and beat the Soviets during the Cold War struggle for dominance in space.