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Nov 24, 2014 10:21 AM ET
With a few brief exceptions, NASA's New Horizons probe has been asleep since 2006 while it zooms toward Pluto. But it's almost time for the craft to wake up and dial in on the former planet. Amy tells us what the plucky probe will be studying.
Nov 1, 2014 02:40 PM ET // Mike Wall, Space.com
A Chinese moon probe came screaming back to Earth Friday (Oct. 31), just as many folks were heading out to go trick-or-treating.
Oct 30, 2014 06:17 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
During a recent flyby of Saturn's moon Titan, NASA's Cassini mission captured some breathtaking infrared views of the small world, photographing sunlight glinting off its hydrocarbon seas. Continue reading →
Oct 28, 2014 10:53 AM ET // Jason Major
Methane ice particles has been detected high inside a thick hood of clouds capping the moon's north pole -- confirming some models of how Titan's atmosphere works. Continue reading →
Oct 8, 2014 08:30 AM ET // AFP
The celestial show bathed the moon in a reddish tint.
Sep 24, 2014 10:04 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
There's no denying it, Saturn has an astonishing array of moons of different shapes, sizes and compositions. Continue reading →
Sep 16, 2014 08:00 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
NASA's New Horizons spacecraft may still be 10 months from its historic flyby with dwarf planet Pluto, but it is making good use of its interplanetary cruise to get familiar with its flyby target by imaging Pluto's outermost moon Hydra. Continue reading →
Sep 9, 2014 08:37 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
Moonlets in Saturn's F-ring are being created and destroyed at an astonishing rate by the gas giant's tidal chaos. Continue reading →
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