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Jun 23, 2015 08:54 AM ET // Irene Klotz
From its orbital perch 2,700 miles above Ceres, NASA's Dawn spacecraft returned new images of the dwarf planet showing more even more small bright spots inside a 55-mile crater.
Jun 11, 2015 06:12 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
As NASA's New Horizons spacecraft careens through the solar system with Pluto in its cross-hairs, new detail in the dwarf planet's surface is popping into view at an ever increasing rate.
Jun 10, 2015 09:39 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Although NASA's Dawn mission is now carrying out its second mapping orbit of dwarf planet Ceres we're still none the wiser as to what those weird bright patches are.
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 29, 2015 02:45 PM ET // Leonard David, space.com
A global team of vigilant satellite watchers has caught the U.S. Air Force's robotic X-37B space plane on camera as the craft circles Earth on its fourth mysterious mission.
May 14, 2015 07:00 AM ET // Charles Q. Choi, SPACE.com
Astronomers may have solved the decades-long cosmic murder mystery of what kills most galaxies in the universe: They are strangled to death, so they can no longer create new stars.
May 14, 2015 02:00 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Astronomers have found a quartet of quasars embedded in a single cloud of cold gas, a discovery that challenges currently held theories about how these rare objects form.
Mar 18, 2015 02:25 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Scientists using NASA’s Mars-orbiting MAVEN spacecraft discovered a mysterious cloud of dust hundreds of miles above the planet’s surface -- and no explanation for how it got there.
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