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New research suggests that the frozen cores of 'mini-Neptunes' could be transformed into habitable worlds with a little help from their red dwarf hosts.
A recent asteroid flyby might freak some of us out a little bit, even though it was no danger to Earth. It turns out that kind of thing happens all the time.
Hiding deep inside the Gum Nebula, some 1,300 light-years from Earth, are a collection of mysterious objects that look like comets -- but they're certainly NOT comets.
Liquid water apparently flowed on the surface of the huge asteroid Vesta briefly in the relatively recent past, a surprising new study suggests.
On Earth, the sun usually looks like an orange blob or a yellow blob, depending on the time of day. Fascinating, sure, but - a blob. If you want to take the boring out of the sun, you need NASA images. Amy explains how the agency gets its cool shots.
SpaceX on Tuesday released a new animated video clip of its Falcon Heavy rocket launching from Florida. Continue reading →
A NASA spacecraft en-route to the largest body in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter returned its sharpest images yet of its target, the dwarf planet Ceres.
Astronomers have found an ancient, more compact version of our solar system, which could have implications for the search of extraterrestrial life.
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