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Feb 4, 2016 12:06 PM ET // Elizabeth Howell
If a material is thicker, it should be less transparent, right? It turns out that in Saturn's rings, that's not always the case.
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.
Jan 14, 2016 02:00 PM ET // Irene Klotz
A network of small, ground-based telescopes hunting the night-time skies for transient supernovas fished out a whopper -- a one-of-a-kind cosmic explosion that at its peak blasted out more light than 50 times all the stars in the Milky Way galaxy.
Jan 12, 2016 12:31 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Is this a mystery for Mulder and Scully? Probably not, but it demonstrates how surprisingly dynamic Pluto's icy surface really is.
Dec 18, 2015 12:46 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
As the Arctic descends into 24 hour darkness, a strange iridescent phenomena popped up over a Norwegian town.
Nov 9, 2015 03:55 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Giant mountains found on Pluto are believed to be volcanoes that spewed out ice and other volatiles, new research presented on Monday shows.
Oct 21, 2015 05:08 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Deep inside the Tarantula Nebula, some 160,000 light-years from Earth, live a pair of very strange stars.
Oct 1, 2015 12:40 PM ET // Mike Wall, Space.com
New maps of Ceres show the dwarf planet's mysterious bright spots and huge, pyramid-shaped mountain in a new light.
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