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Jul 9, 2014 01:13 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
The supernova mechanism behind cosmic dust formation has been a mystery, but now astronomers have the answer. Continue reading →
Jul 9, 2014 11:40 AM ET // Megan Gannon, SPACE.com News Editor
A NASA probe recently spotted the dazzling Pan-STARRS comet as it hurtled through space against the backdrop of a distant galaxy.
Jul 8, 2014 02:28 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
NASA's veteran Voyager 1 spacecraft has been hit by a 'tsunami' from the sun as the mission pushes deeper into interstellar space. Continue reading →
Jul 8, 2014 12:42 PM ET // Nola Taylor Redd, Space.com
A hotspot of powerful, ultrahigh-energy particles streams toward Earth from beneath the handle of the Big Dipper constellation. This collection of cosmic rays may help scientists nail down the origin point of the powerful particles, a century-old mystery.
Jul 8, 2014 02:00 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
Ten years after arriving at the majestic gas giant, Cassini has profoundly transformed our understanding of Saturn's dynamic atmosphere, rings and moons. Here are some highlights from Cassini's tenth year.
Jul 7, 2014 04:32 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
One of the most enduring mysteries behind the dynamics of supermassive black holes, and their impacts on galactic evolution, has been uncovered by an international team of astrophysicists. Continue reading →
Jul 7, 2014 12:47 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Sadly, Cassini can't soldier on forever; it will run out of fuel -- but that's not necessarily a bad thing. Continue reading →
Jul 7, 2014 05:25 AM ET
The recent discovery of gravitational waves present in cosmic microwave background radiation -- posited as evidence of the big bang -- has been called into question by, of all things, dust that needs to be accounted for.
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