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May 27, 2015 12:36 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
In this mesmerizing view of a stellar nursery by the ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT) in Chile, a stunning celebration is underway.
May 27, 2015 04:30 PM ET // Irene Klotz
A heated battle that spread to federal courtrooms and the U.S. Congress ended on Tuesday with the U.S. Air Force clearing Elon Musk’s rocket company SpaceX to fly military and national security satellites.
May 27, 2015 01:27 PM ET // Stuart Gary, ABC Science Online
After 35 years, the scars of the Mount St. Helens volcano eruption are still clearly evident in a satellite image. Continue reading →
May 27, 2015 05:27 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
As NASA's New Horizons spacecraft blasts closer to Pluto at a pace of 750,000 miles per day, increasingly detailed images are beginning to come our way.
May 26, 2015 05:10 PM ET // Irene Klotz
NASA on Tuesday selected nine science instruments it believes will best address the burning question about whether Jupiter’s ocean-bearing moon Europa has indications of life.
May 26, 2015 01:02 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
The stellar runts of the galaxy probably aren't so great for nurturing Earth-like worlds, say scientists running new simulations of the formation of planets around a variety of stars.
May 26, 2015 02:07 PM ET
Germany has made sex education part of the school curriculum. Many parents support the plan, but others worry teaching children about sex at such a young age will have harmful effects.
May 26, 2015 02:15 AM ET // AFP
A treatu to protect the ozone layer has prevented a surge in skin cancer in Australia and Europe, a study published on Tuesday said.
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