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2012: Doom or Hype?
2012: Doom or Hype?
The short answer? Hype. Contrary to some of the common beliefs out there, the science behind the end of the world quickly unravels when pinned down to the 2012 timeline.Read More...
Halfway to Pluto
Halfway to Pluto
Halfway to Pluto, NASA's New Horizons probe has woken up in 'exotic territory.' Mission controllers are taking the opportunity to give the spacecraft a thorough system's check in preparation for its Pluto flyby in 2015.Read More...
Strange Martian Spirals Explained
Strange Martian Spirals Explained
Using new data from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, researchers have finally uncovered the secrets of the mysterious troughs that snake through the Martian ice cap like a spiraled maze.Read More...
Jupiter Impact: Mystery of the Missing Debris
Jupiter Impact: Mystery of the Missing Debris
We've seen things hit Jupiter before and the flash of impact has always been followed by some kind of debris. But not this time.Read More...
Old Rover, New Tricks
Old Rover, New Tricks
3 June 2010:: A Soviet robot lost on the dusty plains of the Moon for the past 40 years has been found again, and it is returning surprisingly strong laser pulses to Earth.Read More...
Jupiter Loses a Stripe
Jupiter Loses a Stripe
In a surprising development that has transformed the appearance of the solar system's largest planet, one of Jupiter's two main cloud belts has completely disappeared.Read More...
Hidden Galaxy Revealed
Hidden Galaxy Revealed
April 2010: NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) reveals a hidden galaxy, called IC 342. This galaxy was shrouded from view by our own galaxy.Read More...
A Better Look at Icy Surfaces
A Better Look at Icy Surfaces
New lab studies are increasing our understanding of how well current models can detect organics on icy bodies.Read More...
What is a Planet?
What is a Planet?
Our understanding about the universe and our place in it has changed over time. New information can cause us to rethink what we know and reevaluate how we classify objects in order to better understand them.Read More...
Voyager Makes an Interstellar Discovery
Voyager Makes an Interstellar Discovery
The solar system is passing through an interstellar cloud that physics says should not exist. In the Dec. 24th issue of Nature, a team of scientists reveal how NASA's Voyager spacecraft have solved the mystery.Read More...
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