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Jul 31, 2015 05:03 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
In new observations beamed back from Cassini, Saturn's icy moon Tethys has decided to show off its mysterious stripes.
Jun 10, 2015 09:39 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Although NASA's Dawn mission is now carrying out its second mapping orbit of dwarf planet Ceres we're still none the wiser as to what those weird bright patches are.
Jun 2, 2015 04:33 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Strange bright swirls have long been known to exist on the moon's surface and their origin is steeped in mystery -- might comets be the culprit?
Mar 3, 2015 01:03 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
During the Rosetta's close flyby of comet Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on Feb. 14, the European spacecraft snapped images of the comet's 'belly' revealing a shadow of itself surrounded by a halo.
Feb 25, 2015 02:40 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
As NASA's Dawn mission slowly spirals in on its dwarf planet target, Ceres' alien landscape is becoming sharper by the day.
Jan 13, 2015 06:05 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
For the first time, the mass of a binary pulsar pair has been precisely measured, but it was a race against time before the extreme gravitational warping of spacetime caused one of the dense objects to blip out of view.
Dec 12, 2014 11:35 AM ET // Mike Wall, Space.com
Astronomers may finally have detected a signal of dark matter, the mysterious and elusive stuff thought to make up most of the material universe.
Nov 14, 2014 12:10 PM ET // Elizabeth Howell, Space.com
Uranus is finally having some summer storms, seven years after the planet reached its closest approach to the sun, leaving scientists wondering why the massive storms are so late.
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