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Young Jupiter Went on a Killing Spree, Crushed Earth's Older Siblings

Scientists believe that, when the Solar System was still young, Jupiter swept through it like a wrecking ball
by Laura Sinpetru, March 24th, 2015
 

One-Year International Space Station Crew Will Launch Friday, March 27

Scott Kelly and Mikhail Kornienko are the first astronauts ever chosen to spend an entire year in space
by Laura Sinpetru, March 23rd, 2015
 

Millennia-Old Remains of Exploded Star Lurk Deep Inside the Milky Way

The star that left behind the Sagittarius A East supernova remnant exploded roughly 10,000 years ago, astronomers say
by Laura Sinpetru, March 21st, 2015
Over One Million Stars Are Lurking Inside This Super Hot Cosmic Cloud

Over One Million Stars Are Lurking Inside This Super Hot Cosmic Cloud

by Laura Sinpetru, March 19th, 2015
The cluster of young stars hidden deep inside the cloud is about one billion times more luminous than our Sun
 

Mysterious Bright Spots on Dwarf Planet Ceres Might Be Ice Plumes

Images produced by NASA's Dawn spacecraft show the spots rise above the dwarf planet's surface, are brighter at dawn
by Laura Sinpetru, March 18th, 2015
 

NASA Releases Awesomely Detailed Images of Mercury's Surface

The images were obtained by the MESSENGER probe when hovering just 15 kilometers (9 miles) above the surface of Mercury
by Laura Sinpetru, March 17th, 2015
 

There Is Probably Water on Comet 67P/C-G, Rosetta Data Indicates

The water appears to be frozen in a massive block resting on the neck connecting the comet's two lobes
by Laura Sinpetru, March 14th, 2015
 

Ganymede, Jupiter's Largest Moon, Hides a Massive Ocean Under Its Crust

NASA scientists get their hands on the best evidence yet that an underground saltwater ocean is lurking on Ganymede
by Laura Sinpetru, March 13th, 2015
 

The Sun Just Produced the First Monster X-Class Solar Flare of 2015

The solar storm occurred this past Wednesday, March 11, NASA scientists say it peaked at 12:22 p.m. EDT
by Laura Sinpetru, March 12th, 2015
Pack of Rare Dwarf Galaxies Discovered Orbiting Our Milky Way

Pack of Rare Dwarf Galaxies Discovered Orbiting Our Milky Way

by Laura Sinpetru, March 11th, 2015
Of the newly documented dwarf galaxies, the closest is located at a distance of about 95,000 light-years from us
 

Astronomers Release Remarkably Detailed View of Venus' Surface

The images were obtained by sending radar signals to Venus and waiting for them to bounce off the surface of the planet
by Laura Sinpetru, March 10th, 2015
 

Odd Cosmic Signals Might Actually Be a Nearby Habitable Planet

Astronomers say signals previously argued to be stellar bursts are, in fact, coming from an Earth-like planet
by Laura Sinpetru, March 7th, 2015
 

Eons Ago, a Mammoth Ocean Occupied Mars' Northern Hemisphere

Astronomers believe this primitive ocean was big enough to cover nearly half of the hemisphere, also quite deep
by Laura Sinpetru, March 6th, 2015
 

Spoiled Planet Has Four Parent Stars Instead of Just One

The quadruple star system is located at a distance of 136 light-years from Earth in the constellation Aries
by Laura Sinpetru, March 5th, 2015
 
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