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Sep 22, 2014 07:20 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
Mars just acquired a new orbiting robot buddy. Continue reading →
Sep 22, 2014 06:30 AM ET // Geoff Gaherty, Starry Night Education
Even though Mercury is one of the brightest objects in the sky, very few observers have ever seen the planet in the night sky. That's because it never strays very far from the sun, and is usually lost in its glare.
Sep 19, 2014 05:20 AM ET // AFP
Scotland has rejected independence in a referendum that leaves the United Kingdom intact but opens the door to wider autonomy following a huge turnout, preliminary results showed Friday.
Sep 19, 2014 06:30 AM ET // Irene Klotz
A new investigation in the quest to learn if Mars ever supported life begins this weekend with the arrival of NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft.
Sep 18, 2014 12:00 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Analysis of 41 billion cosmic rays striking the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer particle detector aboard the International Space Station shows an unknown phenomena that is 'consistent with a dark matter particle' known as a neutralino.
Sep 19, 2014 07:00 AM ET // Patrick J. Kiger
Here's what you need to know about the Sunday protest planned ahead of the UN's climate change summit in New York City. Continue reading →
Sep 18, 2014 06:54 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
NASA's Dawn spacecraft has resumed normal operations after a high-energy particle event forced the mission to enter safe mode, knocking its ion drive offline. Continue reading →
Sep 18, 2014 09:56 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
With this week's announcement of multi-billion dollar contracts being awarded to two private spaceflight companies comes a renewed excitement for what this could mean for NASA's overarching plans for Mars. Continue reading →
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