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In new observations beamed back from a NASA Mars orbiter, an example of transverse aeolian ridges has provided a clue as to how this strange wind-blown feature evolved. Continue reading →
The United States military's high-technology branch is hoping to test out on-orbit satellite servicing in orbit in the next five years.
An international team working on an unprecedented mission to orbit and land on a comet will attempt a touchdown on the smaller of the comet’s two lobes, a site tentatively named 'J', Rosetta scientists announced on Monday.
A hole-in-one would be a memorable event for anyone, but for English golfer Andy Sullivan, it was a stroke of luck that turned into a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity -- a suborbital joyride. Continue reading →
Over the past 24 hours, our planet's global magnetic field has been bombarded by two coronal mass ejections (CMEs) and now, as predicted, a "strong" geomagnetic storm is underway. Continue reading →
The first of two coronal mass ejections have slammed into Earth's magnetic field and space weather forecasters predict this rare one-two punch could result in 'supercharged' auroral displays. Continue reading →
More than two years after touching down inside Gale Crater, NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity has arrived at the place that drove scientists to select the landing site at the outset – Mount Sharp.
Quasars are the brightest objects in the universe, and display a mysterious diversity in their appearance that has puzzled astronomers for more than two decades.
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