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Apr 22, 2014 05:20 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Saturn certainly has some oddball moons and astronomers think they're close to explaining how a weird feature formed on one of them.
Apr 15, 2014 01:00 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Trying to understand the ancient climate of our own planet is hard enough, but to understand Mars' climatic history, planetary scientists have had to turn to a rather inventive method of climate forensics. Continue reading →
Apr 14, 2014 06:21 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
NASA's Saturn-orbiting Cassini spacecraft has imaged something peculiar on the outermost edge of the gas giant's A-ring. Continue reading →
Apr 12, 2014 12:00 AM ET // Larry O'Hanlon
New modeling of the Pluto-Charon system give good reasons to suspect that the surface of Pluto will be riddled with faults caused in part from a liquid ocean that once lie hidden under the icy surface.
Apr 4, 2014 02:05 PM ET // Irene Klotz
On April 21 -- if not sooner -- the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer will crash into the surface of the moon and vaporize. But before that happens, NASA has a low-fly mission planned.
Apr 3, 2014 02:40 PM ET // Discovery News
Scientists have announced the discovery of a sub-surface ocean on the Saturnian moon Enceladus -- explore the tiny world's icy surface and water ice geysers in this stunning collection of images from NASA's Cassini mission.
Apr 3, 2014 12:45 PM ET // Mark Thompson
On April 8, Mars will be at opposition in the night sky -- here's how you can get the best astronomical viewing opportunities.
Apr 3, 2014 02:00 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Gravity measurements indicate the small moon Enceladus has an ocean sandwiched between its rocky core and icy shell, a finding that raises the prospects of a niche for life beyond Earth.
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