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Apr 22, 2015 03:33 PM ET // Irene Klotz
The Hubble Space Telescope, among the most celebrated and popular machines ever made, starts its 25th year in orbit on Thursday, the anniversary of its launch aboard NASA’s now-retired space shuttle Discovery.
Apr 10, 2015 05:20 PM ET // Icarus Interstellar
At a recent interstellar conference, some of the biggest names in starship design came together to formulate how we might reach out to another star.
Jan 5, 2015 01:15 PM ET // Steele Wotkyns, Guest Contributor
Measuring the age of stars has been a notoriously difficult proposition, but now astronomers can pin down stellar chronology to a better precision than ever.
Jan 5, 2015 03:26 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
After carefully measuring the masses of small, rocky exoplanets, astronomers have come to the conclusion that our solar system may not be unique.
Dec 22, 2014 01:02 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Mars' atmosphere is often viewed as frigid and unchanging, but in studies of the red planet's aeolian processes, nothing could be further from the truth -- particularly where Martian dust devils are concerned. Continue reading →
Oct 3, 2014 12:00 PM ET // Irene Klotz
A NASA-backed study explores an innovative way to dramatically cut the cost of a human expedition to Mars -- put the crew in stasis.
Sep 30, 2014 01:11 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Cubesats provide a valuable low-cost research space platform for institutions, universities, laboratories and space agencies, but could their use create a new hazard for the increasingly crowded orbital environment? Continue reading →
Jun 10, 2014 02:15 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Through the analysis of isotopes trapped inside ancient quartz crystals, geochemists have realized that the Earth-shattering cosmic impact that laid waste to our young Earth and formed the moon happened 60 million years earlier than thought.
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