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Jul 30, 2014 02:45 PM ET // Charles Q. Choi, SPACE.com
Asteroids and comets that repeatedly smashed into the early Earth covered the planet's surface with molten rock during its earliest days, but still may have left oases of water that could have supported the evolution of life, scientists say.
Jul 30, 2014 01:22 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
A double star system with misaligned protoplanetary disks around 450 light-years from Earth has been discovered, potentially explaining why some exoplanet orbits can be wildly eccentric. Continue reading →
Jul 27, 2014 10:00 AM ET
Could small amounts of liquid water exist on the surface of Mars? Salt may be a key to answering that question.
Jul 23, 2014 11:40 AM ET // Mike Wall, Space.com
A newfound alien planet is one for the record books.
Jul 16, 2014 09:43 AM ET
A strange geometric shape observed on a faraway world. Haven't we seen this movie before? Thankfully, it turns out the shape is likely a product of nature and not the ghost of Stanley Kubrick. Ian O'Neill explains.
Jul 1, 2014 06:05 AM ET
Conventional wisdom says that moons originate from their planets, so imagine everyone's surprise when data emerged suggesting that Saturn's moon Titan might be older than Saturn itself.
Jun 27, 2014 05:17 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
When Martian layers of ice and dust become dislodged, they can create dramatic block falls that can be spotted from orbit. Continue reading →
Jun 13, 2014 10:00 AM ET // Rachael Rettner, LiveScience
As NASA focuses considerable effort on a mission to send humans to Mars, psychology researchers are looking at what types of personalities would work the best on such a long trip.
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