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Jul 30, 2014 02:45 PM ET // Charles Q. Choi, SPACE.com
Asteroids and comets that repeatedly smashed into the early Earth covered the planet's surface with molten rock during its earliest days, but still may have left oases of water that could have supported the evolution of life, scientists say.
Jul 30, 2014 01:22 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
A double star system with misaligned protoplanetary disks around 450 light-years from Earth has been discovered, potentially explaining why some exoplanet orbits can be wildly eccentric. Continue reading →
Jul 30, 2014 09:42 AM ET // Irene Klotz
Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo, a six-passenger, two-pilot suborbital vehicle, returned to the skies for tests after a six-month hiatus. Continue reading →
Jul 29, 2014 02:04 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
New observations from NASA's Saturn-orbiting Cassini spacecraft has revealed at least 101 individual geysers erupting from Enceladus' crust and, through careful analysis, planetary scientists have uncovered their origin. Continue reading →
Jul 29, 2014 11:28 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
On July 26, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) noticed something peculiar about its normally uninterrupted view of the sun -- a chunk was missing. Continue reading →
Jul 29, 2014 05:35 AM ET
We love it, we live on it, we breathe it deeply, but what the heck is air, and how did where did it come from?
Jul 28, 2014 09:40 PM ET // Irene Klotz
NASA’s long-lived Mars rover Opportunity broke another record this weekend. In addition to 10.5 years of operations on Mars, the rover now holds the off-Earth mileage record. Continue reading →
Jul 28, 2014 03:55 PM ET // Miriam Kramer, SPACE.com
The Delta Aquarid meteor shower is peaking from tonight (July 28) into Tuesday (July 29), and even if you can't catch the cosmic show in person, you can still see live views of the annual shower online.
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