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The Asteroid That Flew by Us Yesterday, January 26, Has Its Own Moon

NASA images show asteroid 2004 BL86 is not traveling through space alone but accompanied by a small moon
by Laura Sinpetru, January 27th, 2015
 

NASA's New Horizons Spacecraft Is Closing In on Pluto

The probe left our planet back in 2006, has since covered a distance of about 3 billion miles (4.8 billion kilometers)
by Laura Sinpetru, January 24th, 2015
 

Vortex at Venus' South Pole Looks like a Swirling Puff of Smoke

This planet's south pole was first seen in detail in 2006, when the Venus Express spacecraft began orbiting it
by Laura Sinpetru, January 21st, 2015
Dwarf Planet Ceres Looks Kind of like a Giant Egg in New NASA Image

Dwarf Planet Ceres Looks Kind of like a Giant Egg in New NASA Image

by Laura Sinpetru, January 20th, 2015
The image was beamed to Earth by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, now traveling through space towards the dwarf planet
 

The Beagle Has Landed: Spacecraft Lost on Mars in 2003 Finally Found

The Beagle 2 lander reached the Red Planet on December 25, 2003, researchers lost contact with it the very same day
by Laura Sinpetru, January 17th, 2015
 

Our Solar System Is Home to Two More Planets Waiting to Be Discovered

Researchers claim to have found evidence that two undocumented dwarf planets are hiding well beyond Pluto
by Laura Sinpetru, January 16th, 2015
 

Come January 26, a Ginormous Asteroid Will Buzz by Earth

Astronomers say the space rock, dubbed 2004 BL86, is estimated to measure about 0.5 kilometers (0.3 miles) across
by Laura Sinpetru, January 15th, 2015
 

First Massive Solar Flare of 2015 Shines Insanely Bright in NASA Image

Solar flares are powerful bursts of radiation, can upset GPS and communications signals on Earth when too intense
by Laura Sinpetru, January 14th, 2015
 

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson to Host New NatGeo Talk Show

The late night talk show will air starting this year's April, the NatGeo Channel says it will be titled Star Talk
by Laura Sinpetru, January 13th, 2015
SpaceX Rocket Fails to Make a Smooth Landing, Ends Up in the Atlantic

SpaceX Rocket Fails to Make a Smooth Landing, Ends Up in the Atlantic

by Laura Sinpetru, January 12th, 2015
The rocket launched on Saturday from Florida, US, put a cargo capsule en route to the International Space Station
 

Mash-Up of Two Distant Galaxies Revealed in New NASA Images

Astronomers say evidence indicates each of these two colliding galaxies hosts a supermassive black hole at its core
by Laura Sinpetru, January 9th, 2015
 

Signs of Life on Mars: Odd Rocks Might Have Been Shaped by Microbes

Images obtained by the Curiosity rover show rocks on Mars resemble terrestrial structures modeled by microorganisms
by Laura Sinpetru, January 9th, 2015
 

Massive Binary System Eta Carinae Studied in Unprecedented Detail

Satellites and telescopes allowed NASA astronomers to put together the most comprehensive picture of Eta Carinae to date
by Laura Sinpetru, January 8th, 2015
 

Newly Discovered Goldilocks Planets Might Host Liquid Water, Life

The astronomers behind this discovery say that, of the eight newly found planets, two are strikingly similar to our own
by Laura Sinpetru, January 7th, 2015
 
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