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How to read a celestial news

You may be surprised to find out that most of the news we read is actually written by the likes of you, the internet.But what does the world look like when we’re not at the mercy of our computers?Al Jazeera’s David Rovner reports.

Economy

When NASA gets ‘bigger, better’ and bigger, its mission becomes bigger

By Matt SpetalnickNASA’s planetary-biology mission has evolved from its beginnings as a simple science mission to its current incarnation as an ambitious international space-exploration effort.But that evolution doesn’t necessarily reflect the way humans view our place in the universe, say scientists.Here’s a look at the space agency’s trajectory since its founding in 1959.(The National Academies’