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Jan 29, 2016 03:10 PM ET // Elizabeth Howell
What will the NASA spacecraft do when it reaches Jupiter this year?
Jan 25, 2016 07:01 PM ET // Irene Klotz
An orphan planet free-floating in space more than 100 light-years from Earth may have a parent star after all, though the relationship could hardly be considered close.
Jan 20, 2016 12:53 PM ET // Irene Klotz
The astronomer who helped kick Pluto out of the planet club believes a much larger body may be lurking in the outskirts of the solar system.
Jan 19, 2016 01:20 PM ET // Danny Clemens, DSCOVRD
For the first time in over a decade, five planets will take center stage in the morning sky this week.
Jan 8, 2016 05:00 PM ET // Mark Thompson
Often overlooked, Uranus, one of the solar system's 'ice giants,' can prove a challenging, but worthwhile target for amateur astronomers this month.
Jan 5, 2016 11:14 AM ET
Welcome to 2016, space fans! With a new rover scheduled to land on Mars, a probe launching toward an asteroid, new info on Jupiter, and the Rosetta probe smashing into a comet on purpose, there's much to look forward to.
Dec 18, 2015 05:45 AM ET
In honor of the "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" premiere, DNews takes a hard look at the science of the Death Star. Just how much energy would it take to blow up Alderaan?
Dec 28, 2015 07:00 AM ET // Talal Al-Khatib
Scientific studies can yield results that are often unexpected, occasionally shocking and every now and again just downright weird.
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