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Space news stories
This storm may not be good news for the NASA solar-powered Opportunity rover, but one professor sees this as a chance to learn more about Martian weather.
The Fermi Paradox has been reevaluated in such a way that it makes it seem likely that humanity is alone in the observable universe.
The NEOWISE data a lot of researchers rely on allegedly has a much bigger margin of error than previously thought.
Hayabusa-2 will hover above its target and release four landing probes before touching down to collect samples to return to Earth.
Quirks in ‘Oumuamua’s path through the Solar System helped researchers solve a case of mistaken identity.
Using mass spectrometry data from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft, scientists found that large, carbon-rich organic molecules are ejected from cracks in the icy surface of Saturn’s moon Enceladus.
The maverick inventor, ex-Microsoft executive and ‘patent troll’ is battling Nasa on its asteroid data and exploring pizza science.
The small asteroid exploded in the air; fragments may have reached Earth. Plus … why are so many large meteors seen over Russia?
The U.S. launches a new effort to better catalog Earth killers. But the big question is what to do if we find one headed our way.
Last year, scientists with NASA’s Dawn mission made a startling discovery when they detected complex chains of carbon molecules – organic material essential for life – in patches on the surface of Ceres.
For the first time, astronomers have directly imaged the formation and expansion of a jet of material ejected when the gravity of a supermassive black hole ripped apart a star that wandered too close.
Data from NeoWISE has come under fierce criticism from a former Microsoft chief technologist, who has accused NASA of using shoddy methods and even doctoring data.
Using a large survey of stars instead of just models, astronomers have now determined the disk of our galaxy to be 200,000 light-years across — twice as large as was believed a decade ago.
The asteroid belt is rich with precious metals. There are already plans for asteroid mining but could we ever build a colony on one?
Within days, the dust storm expanded to over 7 million square miles. It has covered Perseverance Valley, where Opportunity is currently located, and has blotted out the sunlight.
Evidence for nanodiamonds in protoplanetary disks has grown over the past several decades. This is, however, the first clear connection between nanodiamonds and AME in any setting.