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“Solar System”

Jul 29, 2014 02:04 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
New observations from NASA's Saturn-orbiting Cassini spacecraft has revealed at least 101 individual geysers erupting from Enceladus' crust and, through careful analysis, planetary scientists have uncovered their origin. Continue reading →
Jul 25, 2014 03:45 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Comet Siding Spring is about to make a historic near miss of the red planet -- and NASA is preparing its Martian robots for the potentially hazardous encounter. Continue reading →
Jul 24, 2014 02:25 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
A comet, that was once thought to be an asteroid, has shown its true colors and unfurled a beautifully bright tail as it makes close approach with the sun. Continue reading →
Jul 17, 2014 11:52 AM ET // Irene Klotz
Europe’s Rosetta comet probe has revealed that its target, Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, has a Siamese twin, a thrilling discovery for scientists preparing for Rosetta’s August rendezvous... but it will also be a huge challenge. Continue reading →
Jul 16, 2014 01:18 PM ET // Irene Klotz
What happens to carbon -- and other solid materials -- when the pressure is even greater, such as what exists in the cores of Jupiter, Saturn and giant planets beyond the solar system? The world's largest laser hopes to find out.
Jul 16, 2014 03:01 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
When the "Comet of the Century" died to a solar roasting last year, the world was sad. Now astronomers think they know what happened. Continue reading →
Jul 15, 2014 07:00 AM ET // Mike Wall, Space.com
A European probe is starting to get some good looks at the comet with which it will rendezvous next month.
Jul 15, 2014 02:36 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
A year from today a NASA probe will beam back photos of Pluto's surface -- but scientists aren't entirely sure what we'll see. Continue reading →
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