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BEIJING (AP) — China launched its first rover mission to the moon Monday, sending a robotic craft named Jade Rabbit to trundle across the lunar landscape, examine its geology and beam images back to Earth.
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A strong, shallow earthquake rocked parts of eastern Indonesia early Sunday, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.
NEW DELHI (AP) — India's Mars orbiter mission left Earth's sphere of influence early Sunday after performing a maneuver to put it on its way to orbit the red planet.
STOCKHOLM (AP) — A comet that gained an earthly following because of its bright tail visible from space was initially declared dead after grazing the sun. Now, there is a sliver of hope that Comet ISON may have survived.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A new communications satellite that has both public and government applications is still sitting on the launch pad at Cape Canaveral, Fla.
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Once billed as the comet of the century, Comet ISON apparently was no match for the sun.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Space will serve up a banquet of activities on Thanksgiving, featuring a comet kissing the sun, a zero-gravity freeze-dried feast in orbit and a rocket launch attempt:
BEIJING (AP) — Beijing is waging a war against air pollution, one barbecue at a time.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Comet ISON is teasing the solar system as it dances with the sun and it's giving astronomers mixed signals.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — When George Loegering saw a large spinning circle of ice in the Sheyenne River while out hunting with relatives, the retired engineer couldn't believe his eyes.