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Feb 5, 2016 01:15 PM ET // Mike Wall, Space.com
A NASA spacecraft now has Jupiter more squarely in its sights ahead of its July 4 arrival at the solar system's largest planet.
Feb 4, 2016 01:33 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Like the icebergs that float in Earth's Arctic Ocean, it seems Pluto has water ice 'hills' that float atop an ocean of frozen nitrogen.
Feb 3, 2016 01:00 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Gravity measurements taken by the orbiting Rosetta spacecraft show the body of comet 67 P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko is about 75 percent dust and 25 percent ice all the way through.
Feb 2, 2016 01:20 PM ET // Mike Wall, Space.com
Pluto's largest moon, Charon, is cloaked in darkness, with just a tiny sliver lit up by the distant sun, in a newly released photo.
Feb 2, 2016 04:27 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Some of the greatest cosmic mysteries are closer to home than you may think.
Jan 29, 2016 03:10 PM ET // Elizabeth Howell
What will the NASA spacecraft do when it reaches Jupiter this year?
Jan 22, 2016 12:13 PM ET
China's quiet, barely publicized landing of a rover on the moon in 2013 has reaped lots of new data about our shiny nighttime friend. DNews digs into the geological details.
Jan 22, 2016 11:20 AM ET // Elizabeth Howell
Pictures are still filtering back from NASA's New Horizons close-up of Pluto last year and one of the biggest surprises so far comes from the region informally known as Sputnik Planum.
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