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Nov 23, 2015 11:00 AM ET // Irene Klotz
A new study shows the moon is likely to break apart before it hits the atmosphere, creating a debris ring that will encircle Mars for millions of years.
Nov 18, 2015 01:00 PM ET // Irene Klotz
For the first time, astronomers have directly observed a planet in the making.
Nov 13, 2015 02:06 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Is this an Andy Warhol interpretation of Pluto? Actually, it's a beautiful example of when scientific data can imitate art.
Nov 5, 2015 01:28 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
By combining high-resolution observations of Mars dune ripples and comparing them with sand dunes on Earth, scientists are beginning to understand how surface winds influence the Red Planet.
Nov 2, 2015 03:48 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Recent observations of the gaps in protoplanetary disks surrounding nearby young stars may not be 'proof' of the formation of exoplanets.
Oct 8, 2015 02:28 PM ET // Jason Major
A tiny frozen world three billion miles away from the sun isn't the place where you might expect to find a brilliant blue sky, but that's exactly what NASA's New Horizons team has discovered on far-off Pluto. Continue reading →
Oct 1, 2015 09:40 AM ET // Glenn McDonald
Houston, we have some questions: A point-by-point breakdown of the new sci-fi film with the Johnson Space Center. Spoiler alert!
Sep 30, 2015 03:30 PM ET // AFP
Throwing open the doors to the hallowed halls of science, stumped researchers welcomed help from the public Wednesday in solving a number of nagging mysteries about dwarf planet Ceres.
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