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Jul 1, 2015 03:59 PM ET // Elizabeth Howell
Is there an astronomy story lurking somewhere amid the magic and the dragons and the 'Winter Is Coming' proclamations?
Jun 30, 2015 01:53 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Could 'targeted' LEDs be the future of extraterrestrial horticulture? According to researchers, these tiny electrical components could lead a revolution in fine-tuning food production off (and on) Earth.
Jun 22, 2015 01:33 PM ET // Elizabeth Howell
Europa is an ice-covered moon orbiting Jupiter that likely an ocean underneath. Perhaps that ocean contains life. Perhaps it doesn't. But we're not going to know for sure until we send a probe there to check things out.
Jun 17, 2015 02:03 PM ET // Irene Klotz
The moon’s cloud stems from impacts of fast-moving dust particles shed by highly eccentric comets.
Jun 3, 2015 02:01 PM ET // Irene Klotz
For the most part, Pluto’s four small moons appear to orbit harmoniously and precisely around the equatorial region of the dwarf planet, but appearances can be deceiving.
Jun 2, 2015 04:33 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Strange bright swirls have long been known to exist on the moon's surface and their origin is steeped in mystery -- might comets be the culprit?
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.
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