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06.28.15
Telescope filter helps spot Earth-like alien worlds
06.28.15

Telescope filter helps spot Earth-like alien worlds

In the hunt for planets around distant stars, the stars themselves are often the worst enemy. They...

By J. Fingas,   06.28.15
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06.08.15
NASA shows what it would be like to fly over Ceres
06.08.15

NASA shows what it would be like to fly over Ceres

Humans might not fly over the dwarf planet Ceres any time soon, but that doesn't mean you have to...

By J. Fingas,   06.08.15
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04.15.15
Comet lander offers fresh insights about planet formation
04.15.15

Comet lander offers fresh insights about planet formation

The Philae comet lander might be slumbering, but it can still teach you a thing or two about the n...

By J. Fingas,   04.15.15
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03.18.15
Mars probe finds super-active auroras and mystery dust clouds
03.18.15

Mars probe finds super-active auroras and mystery dust clouds

As much as humanity knows about Mars, the planet is still chock-full of surprises. Just ask NASA:...

By J. Fingas,   03.18.15
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03.08.15
Mars once had enough water to form a large ocean
03.08.15

Mars once had enough water to form a large ocean

You probably know that Mars hasn't always been so barren, but have you wondered what it was like i...

By J. Fingas,   03.08.15
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02.26.15
Scientists puzzled by 'bright spots' on surface of dwarf planet Ceres
02.26.15

Scientists puzzled by 'bright spots' on surface of dwarf planet Ceres

As NASA's Dawn spacecraft approaches orbit around the dwarf planet Ceres, researchers aren't sure...

By B. Steele,   02.26.15
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02.01.15
Gas planets can become habitable if their stars get grabby
02.01.15

Gas planets can become habitable if their stars get grabby

It's tempting to think of gas planets as permanently hostile to life as we know it. A pair of Univ...

By J. Fingas,   02.01.15
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04.17.14
NASA finds Earth-sized planet that could support life
04.17.14

NASA finds Earth-sized planet that could support life

NASA's Kepler telescope has discovered a veritable bounty of alien planets, but none of them have...

By A. Santos,   04.17.14
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04.16.14
NASA catches a glimpse of Saturn birthing a new moon
04.16.14

NASA catches a glimpse of Saturn birthing a new moon

For the first and perhaps the last time ever, NASA's Cassini spacecraft, whose mission is to orbit...

By M. Moon,   04.16.14
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