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Nov 11, 2014 12:00 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Astronomers have discovered that a well-known asteroid has a bit of an identity crisis.
Oct 30, 2014 12:10 PM ET // Mike Wall, Space.com
NASA's bold asteroid-capture mission is an expensive distraction that does little to advance the agency's overarching goal of getting humans to Mars, one prominent researcher argues.
Oct 8, 2014 03:16 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
NASA's next-generation spacecraft is nearing completion and its first ambitious foray into space is planned for December. Continue reading →
Oct 1, 2014 01:00 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
The moon's largest mare, called Oceanus Procellarum, was thought to have been formed by a massive impact crater, but gravitational data from a NASA mission suggests otherwise. Continue reading →
Sep 9, 2014 11:40 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
Some craters can be deceiving. Continue reading →
Sep 4, 2014 05:46 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
On Sunday (Sept. 7), a house-sized interplanetary interloper will fly past Earth at a distance of only 20,000 miles -- that's one-tenth of the distance from the Earth to the moon. Continue reading →
Aug 29, 2014 12:30 PM ET // Mike Wall, Space.com
Armchair astronomers can enjoy a cosmic double play tonight (Aug. 29), with back-to-back webcasts featuring faraway Neptune and a close-flying asteroid.
Jul 24, 2014 02:25 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
A comet, that was once thought to be an asteroid, has shown its true colors and unfurled a beautifully bright tail as it makes close approach with the sun. Continue reading →
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