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In this detailed view of 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, a lumpy terrain is slowly being resolved showing some surprises along the way. Continue reading →
A private team is priming a 36-year-old NASA spacecraft to perform new science as it travels through interplanetary space after attempts to move the probe into a position closer to Earth failed.
At 4pm PT (7pm ET) today, Discovery News and NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory will team up to bring you the latest news from NASA's Mars Science Laboratory by the scientists and engineers who drive and care for the Curiosity rover. Continue reading →
Asteroids and comets that repeatedly smashed into the early Earth covered the planet's surface with molten rock during its earliest days, but still may have left oases of water that could have supported the evolution of life, scientists say.
A double star system with misaligned protoplanetary disks around 450 light-years from Earth has been discovered, potentially explaining why some exoplanet orbits can be wildly eccentric. Continue reading →
Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo, a six-passenger, two-pilot suborbital vehicle, returned to the skies for tests after a six-month hiatus. Continue reading →
New observations from NASA's Saturn-orbiting Cassini spacecraft has revealed at least 101 individual geysers erupting from Enceladus' crust and, through careful analysis, planetary scientists have uncovered their origin. Continue reading →
On July 26, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) noticed something peculiar about its normally uninterrupted view of the sun -- a chunk was missing. Continue reading →
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