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Feb 19, 2015 05:25 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
As Ceres and Pluto slowly come into view, take a look back at what we thought these worlds would look like up close.
Feb 13, 2015 12:30 PM ET
Most of us kind of get that the Earth is spinning and lots of other stuff out there is doing the same. Fair enough, but ... WHY?
Jan 27, 2015 11:28 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
Astronomers have found an ancient, more compact version of our solar system, which could have implications for the search of extraterrestrial life.
Jan 23, 2015 12:10 PM ET
Ceres is an embryonic planet that had the misfortune of seeing Jupiter crush its dreams of becoming a legit planet on its own. But the more scientists learn about the plucky dwarf, the more they like it.
Jan 16, 2015 05:49 PM ET // Irene Klotz
A new study suggests that at least two more planets are circling the sun far beyond Pluto’s orbit.
Jan 7, 2015 02:50 PM ET // Mike Wall, Space.com
NASA's Kepler spacecraft has discovered its 1,000th alien planet, further cementing the prolific exoplanet-hunting mission's status as a space-science legend.
Jan 5, 2015 03:26 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
After carefully measuring the masses of small, rocky exoplanets, astronomers have come to the conclusion that our solar system may not be unique.
Dec 29, 2014 05:20 PM ET // Charles Q. Choi, SPACE.com
Venus may have once possessed strange oceans of carbon dioxide fluid that helped shape the planet's surface.
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