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Oct 1, 2014 01:00 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
The moon's largest mare, called Oceanus Procellarum, was thought to have been formed by a massive impact crater, but gravitational data from a NASA mission suggests otherwise. Continue reading →
Sep 25, 2014 02:00 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Next time you’re swimming in the ocean, consider this: part of the water is older than the sun.
Sep 22, 2014 06:30 AM ET // Geoff Gaherty, Starry Night Education
Even though Mercury is one of the brightest objects in the sky, very few observers have ever seen the planet in the night sky. That's because it never strays very far from the sun, and is usually lost in its glare.
Sep 15, 2014 08:20 AM ET // Irene Klotz
An international team working on an unprecedented mission to orbit and land on a comet will attempt a touchdown on the smaller of the comet’s two lobes, a site tentatively named 'J', Rosetta scientists announced on Monday.
Sep 10, 2014 09:02 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
At 1:46 p.m. ET (17:46 UT) on Wednesday, the sun reminded the solar system that it hasn't finished with solar maximum quite yet -- it unleashed a powerful solar flare and aimed it right at Earth. Continue reading →
Sep 10, 2014 06:00 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
Jupiter's intriguing moon Europa may have a very Earth-like quality -- its thick, icy crust appears to act like Earth's tectonic plates. Continue reading →
Sep 8, 2014 01:10 PM ET // Miriam Kramer, SPACE.com
A spacecraft chasing a comet in deep space has found that its target is surprisingly dark in color.
Sep 4, 2014 05:46 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
On Sunday (Sept. 7), a house-sized interplanetary interloper will fly past Earth at a distance of only 20,000 miles -- that's one-tenth of the distance from the Earth to the moon. Continue reading →
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