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Jul 2, 2015 12:51 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
As we anticipate the July 14 New Horizons Pluto flyby, in new images published by the mission team on Wednesday, the small world has revealed it has two faces.
Jun 24, 2015 08:00 AM ET // Elizabeth Howell
Venus is looking hot. And it looks like lava might be causing it.
Jun 4, 2015 08:10 AM ET
NASA’s New Horizons has almost arrived to Pluto! What do we know about this dwarf planet, and what do we hope to learn from sending a probe to the surface?
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 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 22, 2015 11:25 AM ET
Pluto is 1/6th the size of Earth, but it has 5 moons. Jupiter has 67. Why does the Earth have just 1 moon?
May 21, 2015 02:08 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Newly released pictures, taken when Dawn was about 4,500 miles from Ceres, confirm that the bright areas are patches of sunlight bouncing off ...something.
May 19, 2015 09:41 AM ET // Kasandra Brabaw, Space.com contributor
An innovative concept for tiny probes attached to gliders could one day allow small robots to explore intricate locales on Mars that probes never could reach before.
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