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Space news stories
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.
A race is on to mine billions of dollars in resources from the solar system’s asteroids, fuelling our future among the stars.
Two landmark discoveries reveal organic carbon on the red planet, shaping the future hunt for life on Mars.
The IAU has confirmed that the asteroid originally designated ZLAF9B2 – now called 2018 LA – disintegrated at a height of 30 miles (50 km) over South Africa on Saturday.
A new model provides an explanation for the bizarre orbits of distant objects in the solar system that doesn’t require influences from a massive ninth planet.
As the moon pulls away from the Earth, our planet’s rotation is slowing, making our days 1/75,000 second longer each year.
Planetary pairings, a super-bright asteroid, and the astronomical start of a new season offer plenty of reasons to look up this month.
C/2016 R2 is described by Wierzchos and Womack as a CO-rich comet in which carbon monoxide emission is assumed to be the primary driver of activity.
Harvey Underwood is the proud Tsawout First Nation Chief who now gets to look up at the sky, knowing that the name of their community has a place among the stars.
Based on its chemical makeup, Pluto could simply be a “giant comet,” or as Glein said, the result of a billion comets coming together.
Iron-rich rocks located near the sites of ancient lakes should be the priority for upcoming visits to the Martian surface, because they are acting like mineral sanctuaries that could preserve signs of life from billions of years ago.
A tiny meteorite from Mars nicknamed “Black Beauty” has provided scientists with an unprecedented insight into ancient processes that shaped the red planet’s surface.
Iron-rich rocks near ancient lake sites on Mars could hold vital clues that show life once existed there, research suggests.
For the first time, a permanent member of our solar system has been found to have originated elsewhere.