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Apr 29, 2016 02:00 PM ET // Irene Klotz
A distant tailless comet hails from inner solar system, but as its lack of ice shows, it's likely an ancient body, hailing from when the planets were being born.
Apr 21, 2016 07:00 AM ET // Elizabeth Howell
A great hunt for meteorites in Antarctica is showing us more about the moon, Mars and other cosmic locations.
Mar 28, 2016 01:27 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Comet P/2016 BA14 was initially thought to be a cosmic lightweight, but as it flew past Earth on March 22, NASA pinged it with radar to reveal just what a heavyweight it really is.
Mar 22, 2016 07:50 PM ET // Irene Klotz
NASA is hoping third time's a charm for the launch of its innovative meteor detector that's launching to the space station Tuesday night.
Mar 18, 2016 05:12 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
The Discovery Channel Telescope has played a key role in identifying what could be one component of a comet twin -- both expected to fly past Earth later this month.
Mar 16, 2016 07:00 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
Is it ice or not? New observations of the dwarf planet have revealed the possible spectroscopic signal of ice turning to vapor as the surface is heated by the sun.
Mar 15, 2016 12:10 PM ET // Mindy Weisberger, LiveScience
Microscopic dust grains extracted from meteorites that landed on Earth had ancient and explosive origins, scientists have discovered.
Mar 10, 2016 11:32 AM ET // Elizabeth Howell, Space.com
Big fireballs occur about once every two to three years. But smaller meteors are much more frequent.
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