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Jul 30, 2015 01:00 PM ET // Geoff Gaherty, Space.com
On Friday, much of the world will have the opportunity to observe a Blue Moon: A somewhat rare occurrence that doesn't have anything to do with the moon's color.
Jul 30, 2015 12:55 PM ET
Recently, NASA’s Kepler space telescope discovered the most Earth-like planet yet! Is it really just like us, or should we maybe dial down our excitement?
Jul 30, 2015 04:38 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
As Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko approaches perihelion, the sun is heating up its nucleus and the solar wind is causing its tail to evolve. And the Rosetta mission has a ringside seat.
Jul 30, 2015 09:00 PM ET // AFP
Astronomers said Thursday they had found a planetary system with three super-Earths orbiting a bright, dwarf star -- one of them likely a volcanic world of molten rock.
Jul 30, 2015 02:15 PM ET // Paul Heltzel
The nation's capital will drop 6 inches in the next 100 years, and coupled with sea-level rise faces a flooding double-whammy.
Jul 30, 2015 11:10 AM ET // Laine Bergeson
Successful people over 50 are more likely to be high-risk drinkers, a new study finds. Continue reading →
Jul 29, 2015 11:53 AM ET // Elizabeth Howell
For the next six months, NASA's Saturn-orbiting Cassini spacecraft will get its final look at two icy moons -- one famous and one not so well-known -- before preparing for mission's end in 2017.
Jul 30, 2015 06:00 AM ET // Sheila M. Eldred
Rip currents are a summer hazard. Learn how to avoid them and what to do if you’re in one.
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