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Nov 24, 2014 10:21 AM ET
With a few brief exceptions, NASA's New Horizons probe has been asleep since 2006 while it zooms toward Pluto. But it's almost time for the craft to wake up and dial in on the former planet. Amy tells us what the plucky probe will be studying.
Nov 21, 2014 12:17 PM ET
Our solar system has a handful of bodies exhibiting some strange, highly elliptical orbits. Are they being pulled by a massive planet WAY out there beyond Neptune? Amy Shira Teitel examines what might be causing these objects to behave so oddly.
Nov 18, 2014 09:10 AM ET // Stuart Gary, ABC Science Online
Eruptions could have kept planet warm enough for liquid water to intermittently flow across its ancient surface, suggests a new study.
Nov 17, 2014 12:45 PM ET // Leonard David, space.com
Scientists tested a scaled-down version of the external occulter in the Nevada desert.
Nov 6, 2014 12:02 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Welcome to HL Tauri -- a star system that is just being born and the target of one of the most mind-blowing astronomical observations ever made. Continue reading →
Nov 6, 2014 03:55 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Hubble has completed a detailed survey of stars with dusty circumstellar disks -- but their stunning variety has been a surprise to astronomers.
Oct 31, 2014 01:00 PM ET
The discovery of a Uranus-like planet orbiting a very distant star could tell us a great deal about our own ice giants.
Oct 30, 2014 02:00 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Just 14 million years after the start of the solar system, Earth and the rest of the inner planets were inundated with water, setting back the clock for when life could have evolved.
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