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Jan 24, 2015 06:00 PM ET // Calla Cofield, SPACE.com
A strange, flickering white blotch found on the dwarf planet Ceres by a NASA spacecraft has scientists scratching their heads.
Jan 23, 2015 06:02 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Drones are taking over Earth -- will they soon invade Mars? If a new NASA project gains momentum, remote-controlled drone exploration of the red planet could soon become a thing.
Jan 23, 2015 03:00 PM ET // Nola Taylor Redd, SPACE.com Contributor
Giant bubbles of gas that erupted from the core of the Milky Way galaxy millions of years ago are expanding out into space at mind-blowing speeds, according to new observations that may help reveal how the strange balloon-like lobes formed.
Jan 23, 2015 12:10 PM ET
Ceres is an embryonic planet that had the misfortune of seeing Jupiter crush its dreams of becoming a legit planet on its own. But the more scientists learn about the plucky dwarf, the more they like it.
Jan 23, 2015 12:05 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
For the first time, astronomers have observed the rapid dimming of a distant quasar and realized that the active black hole engine must have gone on an extreme diet.
Jan 23, 2015 11:00 AM ET // Geoff Gaherty, Space.com
On Friday night, observers all across North America will witness a rare event (weather permitting).
Jan 22, 2015 03:42 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
If a new partnership between NASA and Microsoft bears fruit, the first humans on Mars may not need to leave Earth. Continue reading →
Jan 22, 2015 02:00 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Early results from Europe’s ongoing Rosetta comet mission show the icy body, believed to be a remnant from the formation of the solar system, is far more complex and diverse than scientists expected.
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