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May 28, 2015 07:16 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
NASA's New Horizons team have pored over observational data beamed back to Earth from the speeding spacecraft and concluded, at least for now, the coast is clear for a flyby of dwarf planet Pluto.
May 28, 2015 05:50 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
NASA's Dawn spacecraft is beginning to get up-close and personal with dwarf planet Ceres, as this latest image shows.
May 28, 2015 01:07 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
With its vast solar arrays on display at a Lockheed Martin Space Systems clean room in Denver, Colo., NASA's next mission to Mars stands proud.
May 27, 2015 05:27 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
As NASA's New Horizons spacecraft blasts closer to Pluto at a pace of 750,000 miles per day, increasingly detailed images are beginning to come our way.
May 22, 2015 11:25 AM ET
Pluto is 1/6th the size of Earth, but it has 5 moons. Jupiter has 67. Why does the Earth have just 1 moon?
May 21, 2015 09:50 AM ET // Elizabeth Howell, Space.com
A Swedish university student has created a design for an International Flag of Planet Earth that could be planted on alien worlds.
May 12, 2015 07:12 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
This is the closest view of dwarf planet Ceres' cratered surface captured to date -- it's also the most detailed view yet of those mysterious bright dots.
May 12, 2015 05:19 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Salt from an underground sea on Jupiter’s moon Europa may be seeping onto the surface, then darkening as it is exposed to radiation.
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