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Apr 9, 2014 01:37 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
It seems the strange "light source" seen in one of Mars rover Curiosity's landscape observations has two possible rational -- yet fascinating -- explanations. Continue reading →
Apr 7, 2014 02:19 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
NASA's Mars rover is exploring a region nicknamed "the Kimberly" after an Australian region -- but it seems the area is a little more 'Australian' than mission managers thought. Continue reading →
Mar 26, 2014 02:00 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
When you think of a celestial ring system, the beautiful ringed planet Saturn will likely jump to mind. But for the first time astronomers have discovered that ring systems aren't exclusive to planetary bodies -- asteroids can have them too.
Mar 26, 2014 02:00 PM ET // Discovery News
Through a predicted celestial dance, an asteroid drifted in front of a distant star and gave astronomers an unprecedented solar system discovery.
Mar 6, 2014 12:58 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Hubble has observed some weird things since it was launched in 1990, but this is probably one of the strangest. Continue reading →
Feb 27, 2014 09:10 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
If you had to imagine the weirdest-looking space rock, you might imagine the form of asteroid 624 Hektor -- its moon is also an oddity. Continue reading →
Feb 27, 2014 04:39 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
The now-famous supernova that erupted in neighboring galaxy M82 last month is a unique opportunity to study an exploding star up-close. However, SN 2014J isn't any old supernova, it turns out that it's a little bit weird. Continue reading →
Feb 15, 2014 09:11 AM ET // Miriam Kramer, SPACE.com
Scientists have solved the mystery of the strange rock on Mars that suddenly appeared next to the Opportunity rover.
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