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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.
Sep 28, 2015 10:40 AM ET // Irene Klotz
Scientists have solved the mystery of why the comet being studied by Europe’s Rosetta spacecraft is shaped like a rubber duck -- it started off as two separate comets.
Sep 15, 2015 08:55 AM ET // Elizabeth Howell,
New research shows that the planet completes a rotation on its axis roughly 9 seconds faster than scientists previously thought.
Aug 30, 2015 03:04 PM ET // Tia Ghose, LiveScience
A mathematical way to describe chaotic systems uses a simple numerical scale to show if things might fly out of control.
Aug 19, 2015 01:00 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Scientists have long puzzled over how gas planets like Jupiter and Saturn got to be so big -- now they think pebbles may be the answer.
Jul 15, 2015 05:20 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Little Pluto, smaller than Earth’s moon, has a least one giant mountain range, with water ice the only available building material.
Jun 15, 2015 07:03 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Many thunderstorms in Saturn's atmosphere could be driving the gas giant's vast polar cyclones, according to new simulations inspired by observations from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
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