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Apr 17, 2015 11:55 AM ET
Of all of the dwarf planets we know about, Ceres might be the most mysterious. Recently, scientists found two bright spots on its surface. What could they be?
Apr 7, 2015 11:56 AM ET
Mankind seems pretty well set on a 60-second minute. But history saw multiple systems devised for counting things, including the passage of time, so how did we settle on the minutes, seconds, and hours we use to mark off our days today?
Apr 6, 2015 12:20 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Saturday's lunar eclipse was seen from western North America, across Asia and Oceania, here are some of the most dazzling views.
Apr 6, 2015 09:30 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
For the first time, astronomers have combined the observational power of a ground-based survey with a space telescope to measure the distance to a stellar-mass object that was detected through a chance microlensing event.
Apr 3, 2015 11:40 AM ET // Joe Rao, SPACE.com Skywatching Columnist
Turnabout is fair play: The full moon will be totally eclipsed early Saturday morning (April 4), just 15 days after it caused a total eclipse of the sun.
Mar 30, 2015 01:45 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
New simulations of the most energetic collisions in the universe are helping astrophysicists understand how gravitational waves are generated, possibly giving us an exciting glimpse into the future of gravitational astronomy.
Mar 26, 2015 01:40 PM ET // Geoff Gaherty, Space.com
The moon is at its best for observing when it is around its first-quarter phase.
Mar 20, 2015 09:50 AM ET // Discovery News
The first day of Spring began with some dazzle in Europe and the Arctic with a solar eclipse.
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