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“Planet Earth”

Dec 10, 2015 03:43 PM ET // Elizabeth Howell
One year to the day after lifting off, the Japanese spacecraft Hayabusa 2 paid its home planet a quick visit for a speed-boost -- taking some photos before continuing its journey.
Feb 13, 2015 07:11 PM ET // Irene Klotz
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket made its first foray into deep space this week, depositing a U.S. space weather satellite into an orbit that eventually will reach more than four times farther away than the moon.
Apr 17, 2014 02:00 PM ET // Irene Klotz
About 500 light-years away in the constellation Cygnus lives a star, which, though smaller and redder than the sun, has a planet that may look awfully familiar.
Mar 26, 2014 04:39 PM ET // Amy Shira Teitel
A new app from Cosmoquest puts your knowledge of Earth to the test. Continue reading →
Mar 16, 2014 02:00 PM ET // Larry O'Hanlon
An obsolete theory of the Earth works better than ever on Mercury, where new data reveals how much the hot little planet has shriveled since it first formed.
Feb 6, 2014 01:00 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Japanese space station astronaut Koichi Wakata photographs a beautiful scene of the moon hanging above the Earth from orbit. Continue reading →
Feb 6, 2014 04:18 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Want to feel insignificant? Look at this photograph.
Feb 3, 2014 12:45 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Earth may be a nice and cozy place for life as we know it to evolve, but is it really the best place for life to thrive? Probably not, say two researchers. Continue reading →
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