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A Big Look at a Little Planetary Neighbor
The little planet that’s had so little attention will finally get a little more acknowledgement—in seven years. A spacecraft, about the size of a moving-truck, is cruising through the darkness ...
November 16, 2018
NASA Announces 7 New Planets (Video)
Scientists confirmed the existence of seven new planets orbiting the star TRAPPIST-1.
February 22, 2017
Here’s What Earth Looks Like From Mars (Video)
Here's what Earth looks like from Mars.
January 10, 2017
Canadian College Student Finds Four Previously Unknown Planets (Video)
While working on her bachelor’s degree in physics and astronomy, Michelle Kunimoto found four previously unknown planets.
May 31, 2016
NASA’s Kepler Discovers 1,284 New Planets, 9 Potentially Habitable
NASA's Kepler space telescope discovered 1,284 new planets, doubling its planet haul thus far. Nine of them are about the size ...
May 10, 2016
This Is What the Surface of Mercury Looks Like
The first comprehensive map of Mercury's surface has been published. Released May 6, the map is the product of data ...
May 10, 2016
Three Planets That May Be Able to Support Human Life Are Discovered
Three planets, that have just the right temperatures to possibly support life as we know it, have been ...
May 2, 2016
Hidden Stars, Baby Planets, and Blow Up Spaceships
Each fortnight I get the amazing opportunity to speak about my top stories in space on ABC Breakfast ...
April 4, 2016
Kepler Space Telescope Finds 100 More Planets
Kepler telescope's K2 mission has just discovered 100 more alien planets.
January 6, 2016
This Picture Shows a Planet Being Born
Scientists are watching the birth of a planet orbiting a star 450 light years away and say what ...
November 22, 2015
The Five Most Earth-Like Exoplanets (So Far)
I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve read that the “first Earth-like exoplanet” has been discovered.
November 19, 2015
Astronomers Stunned to Find ‘Hot Jupiter’ With Companions
During the past two decades, astronomers have discovered 300 “hot Jupiters,” but for the first time they’ve found ...
October 20, 2015
University of Michigan
Was Mars Once a Land of Lakes?
The long-standing mantra about Mars has been to follow the water.
October 13, 2015
Scientists Grow Sweet Potatoes in Martian Greenhouse
In the new movie The Martian, botanist Mark Watney (played by Matt Damon) is stranded on Mars. The ...
October 9, 2015
Why Going to Mars Isn’t Such a Crazy Idea
Like any long-distance relationship, our love affair with Mars has had its ups and downs.
October 5, 2015
Global Ocean Makes Saturn’s Moon Wobble
By examining tiny wobbles of Saturn’s moon Enceladus—whose cosmic quavers are detectable only in high-resolution images taken by ...
September 17, 2015
Hidden Ice Blamed for Crazy Crater on Mars
A “crazy-looking” crater on Mars caught the attention of scientists.
August 31, 2015
University of Arizona
Watch Astronauts Eat Space-Grown Lettuce For First Time (Video)
On Monday, astronauts sampled their crop, red romaine lettuce, for the first time.
August 10, 2015
Clumps of Particles Mimic How Planets Form
For the first time physicists have observed how highly charged dust-sized particles attract and capture others to build ...
August 5, 2015
New Exoplanet Is the Closest Yet to ‘Earth 2.0′
Astronomers have discovered a planet that could be Earth’s older and bigger cousin.
July 25, 2015
Plate Tectonics May Depend on 3 Key Elements
Planet Earth is situated in what astronomers call the Goldilocks Zone—a sweet spot in a solar system where ...
July 23, 2015
Sibling Suns From ‘Star Wars’: More Than Science Fiction?
Sibling suns and the planets around them may be more common than previously believed.
July 20, 2015
Astronomers Watch the Birth of Jupiter-Like Planet
At “just” 335 light years away, HD 100546 is one of our near cosmic neighbors, and its age ...
July 6, 2015
Get Ready for New Horizons’s Flyby of Pluto
NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft will fly through the Pluto system on July 14 at an angle of 46 ...
June 26, 2015
Messenger Swan Song: Mercury’s Ancient Liquid Core
Even though the Messenger mission to Mercury ended late last month with a planned collision into the planet’s ...
May 20, 2015
Johns Hopkins University
Deep Space Photo Shows Planets Forming
Astrophysicists have confirmed that a recent and famous image from deep space marks the first time we’ve seen ...
April 30, 2015
University of Toronto
Evidence Found That Supports Current Existence of Liquid Water on Mars (Video)
Curiosity’s hard work has once again proven to pay off, turning up evidence that liquid water quite likely ...
April 14, 2015
New York Times Reporters Who Hyped Kavanaugh Claim Fall Silent After Editor’s Note is Added
Trump Says US ‘Locked and Loaded’ After Saudi Attack Amid Oil Price Surge
2020 Contenders Called for Kavanaugh’s Impeachment Before New York Times Issued Correction
Hong Kong Reopens After Weekend of Clashes, Protests
New York Times Issues Major Correction to Story About Brett Kavanaugh
New York Moves to Ban Flavored E-Cigarettes Amid Health Concerns
Isabel van Brugen
Company That Makes Prescription Painkiller OxyContin Files for Bankruptcy Protection Amid Lawsuits