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Astronaut controls robot on Earth from the ISS

An astronaut aboard the International Space Station used an extra-terrestrial remote control system on Friday to maneuver a robot rover at NASA's Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley.

NASA launches IRIS solar telescope

NASA on Thursday evening launched a new solar telescope. IRIS, the Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph, promises to provide the most detailed view yet of the Sun's lower atmosphere.