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May 30, 2015 07:00 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
As NASA's Cassini spacecraft enters the final phase of its epic mission around Saturn, mission scientists are planning the probe's final flyby of one of the strangest moons in the solar system.
May 28, 2015 07:16 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
NASA's New Horizons team have pored over observational data beamed back to Earth from the speeding spacecraft and concluded, at least for now, the coast is clear for a flyby of dwarf planet Pluto.
May 26, 2015 05:10 PM ET // Irene Klotz
NASA on Tuesday selected nine science instruments it believes will best address the burning question about whether Jupiter’s ocean-bearing moon Europa has indications of life.
May 23, 2015 01:40 PM ET // Joe Rao, SPACE.com Skywatching Columnist
Jupiter and our moon will perform a celestial dance tonight, clear skies willing.
May 22, 2015 11:25 AM ET
Pluto is 1/6th the size of Earth, but it has 5 moons. Jupiter has 67. Why does the Earth have just 1 moon?
May 7, 2015 07:58 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
The erupting geysers on Saturn's Enceladus may not be geysers at all, they might just seem to appear when viewed from certain angles.
Apr 21, 2015 02:00 PM ET // Joe Rao, SPACE.com Skywatching Columnist
This evening will be another one of those special occasions when the two brightest objects in the night sky — the moon and a Venus — will get together and, weather permitting, will attract a lot of attention, even to those who normally do not spend much time in gazing up at the sky.
Apr 14, 2015 07:00 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
NASA's Cassini mission has spotted a small Saturn moon illuminated by reflected sunlight off Saturn's atmosphere.
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