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Jan 5, 2016 11:14 AM ET
Welcome to 2016, space fans! With a new rover scheduled to land on Mars, a probe launching toward an asteroid, new info on Jupiter, and the Rosetta probe smashing into a comet on purpose, there's much to look forward to.
Dec 22, 2015 12:15 PM ET // Mariette Le Roux, AFP
Astronomers say giant comets dubbed centaurs argue for an expansion of the list of potential hazards to our home planet.
Dec 10, 2015 03:43 PM ET // Elizabeth Howell
One year to the day after lifting off, the Japanese spacecraft Hayabusa 2 paid its home planet a quick visit for a speed-boost -- taking some photos before continuing its journey.
Nov 10, 2015 03:10 PM ET // Mark Thompson
The Halloween 'dead comet' spooked the world with its abrupt appearance, why didn't we know about it earlier?
Nov 10, 2015 07:00 AM ET // Elizabeth Howell
What's next for NASA's Dawn mission as it moves closer to the surface of dwarf planet Ceres? See some of its recent work in pictures.
Nov 9, 2015 01:45 PM ET // Elizabeth Howell
What's with those asteroids that are streaming dust, just like a comet? One researcher explains how this could happen.
Oct 30, 2015 02:30 PM ET // Irene Klotz
New lunar gravity maps point out a stark and unexpected difference between the sizes of ancient asteroids that slammed into the moon billions of years ago and the sizes of the rocky bodies that occupy the in the Main Asteroid Belt today.
Oct 23, 2015 06:36 PM ET // AFP
Ethyl alcohol and a simple sugar found on the famous comet shed light on the cosmic origins of planets like Earth.
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