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Mar 23, 2015 03:00 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Jupiter's early migration through the inner solar system caused gravitational mayhem, but it ultimately settled to allow Earth to form in a relatively quiet neighborhood.
Mar 4, 2015 01:00 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
For only the second time, an exoplanet living with an expansive family of four stars has been revealed.
Feb 3, 2015 08:15 PM ET // Irene Klotz
The European Space Agency is preparing for launch next week of a small reusable spacecraft that is due to make its first test run beyond the atmosphere.
Nov 3, 2014 04:08 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
On Friday, the European Rosetta mission carried out its second and final 'deterministic' maneuver that put the satellite into its planned lander delivery orbit. Continue reading →
Oct 8, 2014 03:16 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
NASA's next-generation spacecraft is nearing completion and its first ambitious foray into space is planned for December. Continue reading →
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 →
Jul 24, 2014 05:00 PM ET // AFP
Several geckos are at risk of a rude return to earth after Russia lost control of a research satellite testing the effect of weightlessness on the small lizards' sex lives.
Jul 14, 2014 07:00 PM ET // Discovery News
On July 12, the moon may have seemed slightly brighter to the casual observer. This is how the 'supermoon' appeared around the globe.
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