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Jun 23, 2015 02:08 PM ET // Sarah Lewin, Space.com
Brilliant streaks of green, purple and pink lit up skies across Canada and many northern U.S. states on Monday night.
Jun 16, 2015 05:56 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Armed with a NASA online app and a little imagination, you can see for yourself how bright noon on Pluto actually is.
Jun 5, 2015 07:19 PM ET // Irene Klotz
It’s been a bumpy ride for a prototype solar sail spacecraft, which was put into orbit two weeks ago by the Atlas 5 rocket that carried the Air Force’s X-37B robotic space plane.
Jun 4, 2015 04:53 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
The Earth and Mars will be on opposite sides of the sun this month, meaning we'll lose contact with our beloved Mars rovers and orbiters.
May 22, 2015 08:43 AM ET // AFP
A rainbow-like halo surrounded the sun over Mexico City on Thursday, an optical phenomenon that triggered a social media frenzy.
May 13, 2015 09:06 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Astronomers studying stars like our sun that are known to generate powerful 'superflares' have also discovered that these superflares are likely associated with monster 'starspots.'
Apr 21, 2015 03:31 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
This beautiful portrait of our nearest star was captured by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), picking out the powerful and elegant loops of magnetized plasma reaching high into the sun's corona.
Apr 9, 2015 04:12 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Astronomers have taken a census of distant spiral galaxies to help us understand what our Milky Way may have looked like in the distant past, also providing us with an invaluable look at the evolution of our own solar system.
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