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Veteran Mars rover Opportunity is on the verge of completing a marathon on Mars, but before it crosses the imaginary finishing line at Marathon Valley, the plucky six-wheeled robot has found some odd rocks that require further investigation.
The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is the largest and most complex machine ever constructed, so it can be hard to fully appreciate its scale.
Cute, squishy face, bug eyes, and a penchant for peanut M&Ms? Increasing amounts of research suggest the alien life we've been searching for won't look like anything Hollywood has yet imagined. And it might exist without compounds we deem essential.
NASA's Dawn probe arrived at Ceres, becoming the first spacecraft ever to orbit a dwarf planet.
By mapping the distribution of water and 'semi-heavy water' over the Martian surface, scientists have revealed that the red planet had an ancient ocean covering nearly 20 percent of its landmass.
A ravaged star, having survived its partner's supernova explosion, is being flung out of the Milky Way at record speeds.
Researchers using the Hubble space telescope took advantage of a naturally occurring zoom lens in space to capture an unprecedented quadruple image of an ancient supernova.
It's not a spare moon of ours, exactly, but Earth does have a sort of gravitational buddy out there, in the mellifluously named 3753 Cruithne. It orbits the sun, just like us, and is locked with Earth in what scientists call orbital resonance.
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