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May 4, 2015 04:00 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
It's Star Wars Day! So take a look back over some of our favorite Star Wars-related Discovery News space stories.
May 4, 2015 11:59 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
For the first time, astronomers have added a new 3-dimensional perspective to the Hubble Space Telescope's dazzling view of the Eagle Nebula's famous 'Pillars of Creation.'
May 4, 2015 08:15 AM ET // Mike Wall, Space.com
Astronomers have discovered two new alien worlds a bit larger than Earth circling a nearby star.
May 3, 2015 07:23 AM ET // AFP
Extended radiation in space can permanently harm the brain, studies on lab animals showed. Continue reading →
May 1, 2015 03:03 PM ET // Irene Klotz
An out-of-control Russian capsule, loaded with more than 3 tons of cargo, may burn up in the atmosphere as early as next week.
May 1, 2015 01:00 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
The astronomical juxtaposition couldn't be any more stark: in the series of observations above, Jupiter's icy moon Europa passes in front of Io, fellow Jovian moon, but also the most volcanically active place in the entire solar system.
Apr 30, 2015 07:16 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
As it zoomed danger-close to small planet's surface at a mind-boggling 8,700 miles per hour, MESSENGER managed to beam one last look at the Mercurian landscape back to Earth.
Apr 30, 2015 04:23 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
At 3:26 p.m. ET today (Thursday), NASA's MESSENGER mission to the innermost planet of the solar system came to a dramatic end, smashing into Mercury's surface at a speed of over 8,700 miles per hour.
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