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Feb 5, 2016 11:45 AM ET
In November 2014, the plucky lander Philae touched down on a comet, making headlines worldwide. A hard landing drastically shortened its lifespan, but scientists still gleaned a ton of new information about comets.
Feb 1, 2016 05:30 PM ET // Mike Wall, Space.com
Water ice is surprisingly abundant on Pluto's surface, a new map of the dwarf planet reveals.
Jan 13, 2016 02:45 PM ET // Mike Wall, Space.com
A European spacecraft has spotted water ice on the surface of a comet, shedding new light on the formation and evolution of the icy object.
Dec 14, 2015 11:00 AM ET // Irene Klotz
When it comes to studying planets beyond the solar system, more is indeed merrier, especially when the results clear up a long-standing mystery.
Nov 29, 2015 01:24 PM ET // Elizabeth Howell
When the moon was formed from a massive planetary collision billions of years ago, somehow very little of Earth's water ended up on the moon -- and planetary scientists aren't sure why. Continue reading →
Oct 6, 2015 01:42 PM ET
Haven't we heard this one before? The one about "water on Mars"? DNews breaks out what's new about the latest Mars-water discovery compared to earlier findings.
May 7, 2015 07:58 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
The erupting geysers on Saturn's Enceladus may not be geysers at all, they might just seem to appear when viewed from certain angles.
Apr 28, 2015 02:07 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
By studying ancient molecular clouds in our galaxy, astronomers have revealed that the universe's reservoir of water likely appeared much earlier than thought -- only a billion years after the Big Bang.
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