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Oct 2, 2015 04:33 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Red dwarf stars may be able to support habitable exoplanets after all -- through complex tidal interactions between star and planet, global magnetic fields could evolve, protecting hypothetical life forms from the red dwarfs' ferocious nature.
Sep 21, 2015 03:02 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
In 'The Martian,' astronaut Mark Watney gets hit by debris, blown away and partially buried by a terrible Martian dust storm. But how accurate is this depiction of living on the Red Planet?
Sep 17, 2015 12:40 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
New photos from NASA's mission to Pluto reveal more detail in the dwarf planet's dynamic atmosphere and surprising landscape.
Sep 2, 2015 03:54 PM ET // Irene Klotz
A pressure chamber used to simulate harsh environments, such as what exists on Venus, Saturn's moon Titan and the giant planets, is open for business at NASA's Glenn Research Center.
Aug 17, 2015 05:27 PM ET // Jason Major
In TWO stunning orbital photos, a thunderstorm over Mexico generated two huge, red sprites reaching into space.
Jul 20, 2015 05:30 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Not only has NASA’s New Horizons mission confirmed that Pluto has an extended atmosphere, after its historic flyby on July 14, the spacecraft observed a “cavity” in the solar wind, revealing a long plasma tail reminiscent of a comet’s ion tail.
Jun 25, 2015 05:47 PM ET // Irene Klotz
A planet about the size of Neptune but situated 33 times closer to its parent star than Earth orbits the sun is losing its atmosphere, forming a fat, comet-like tail in the process.
Jun 25, 2015 06:50 AM ET // Larry O'Hanlon
Magnesium and iron measurements suggest the hourly meteor rate overhead on Mars must have been tens of thousands of shooting stars per hour for hours.
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