Solar system

03.24.15
Study says early version of our solar system was ruined by Jupiter
03.24.15

Study says early version of our solar system was ruined by Jupiter

A recent study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences hypothesizes that...

By M. Smith,   03.24.15
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12.04.12
Voyager 1 reaches 'magnetic highway,' gets a taste of interstellar space
12.04.12

Voyager 1 reaches 'magnetic highway,' gets a taste of interstellar space

We're trying, with all our might, to avoid mention of final frontiers. Really we are. But, NASA's...

By J. Trew,   12.04.12
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09.07.12
NASA's Voyager 1 marks 35th anniversary of its launch, gets photo retrospective in tribute
09.07.12

NASA's Voyager 1 marks 35th anniversary of its launch, gets photo retrospective in tribute

It's hard to believe at times that the Voyager 1 probe is older than many of us reading this artic...

By J. Fingas,   09.07.12
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03.29.11
Visualized: Mercury
03.29.11

Visualized: Mercury

It may look like a spotty, monochromatic water melon, but we're taking NASA's word on this one -- t...

By Vlad Savov,   03.29.11
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03.18.11
NASA's MESSENGER begins orbit around Mercury, will start beaming back science early next month
03.18.11

NASA's MESSENGER begins orbit around Mercury, will start beaming back science early next month

Mercury, the innermost planet of our humble little solar system, is getting itself an orbital frien...

By Vlad Savov,   03.18.11
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12.30.10
Why did Pluto lose its planet status? Because it never mattered enough
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Why did Pluto lose its planet status? Because it never mattered enough

It's kind of hard to accept, Pluto has always been our favorite underdog, but the truth is that the...

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12.14.10
Voyager 1 will exit solar system soon, is so close to the void it can taste it
12.14.10

Voyager 1 will exit solar system soon, is so close to the void it can taste it

Endurance: it's important in every race, including the space race, even though many pundits would a...

By T. Wolbe,   12.14.10
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08.25.10
Astronomers theorize what it's like when worlds (and black holes) collide
08.25.10

Astronomers theorize what it's like when worlds (and black holes) collide

Tight binary solar systems are inhabited in science fiction -- remember the Star Wars world of Tato...

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06.29.10
Emerald Observatory for iPad is stunning to look at, and it's useful too
06.29.10

Emerald Observatory for iPad is stunning to look at, and it's useful too

I can't think of another iPad app that looks quite as striking as Emerald Observatory. This US $0.99...

By Mel Martin,   06.29.10
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