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India's Mangalyaan Spacecraft Reaches Mars, Starts Orbiting It

The spacecraft left Earth on November 4, 2013, reached Mars just 2 days after NASA's MAVEN probe got there
by Laura Sinpetru, September 24th, 2014
 

Young Solar System Appears to Be a Fairly Windy Place

Astronomers believe to have found signs of windy weather around a star that is the infant version of our Sun
by Laura Sinpetru, September 23rd, 2014
 

NASA's MAVEN Spacecraft Reaches Mars, Gets Busy Orbiting It

The spacecraft spent 10 month journeying through space to reach the Red Planet, will soon start studying it
by Laura Sinpetru, September 22nd, 2014
Massive Galaxies Are Cannibals, Grow by Eating Their Neighbors

Massive Galaxies Are Cannibals, Grow by Eating Their Neighbors

by Laura Sinpetru, September 19th, 2014
Monster galaxies are not very interested in birthing new stars, grow by sucking in smaller galaxies in their proximity
 

Teeny Tiny Galaxy Harbors a Supermassive Black Hole

Scientists say M60-UCD1 is the smallest galaxy thus far documented to accommodate for such a massive black hole
by Laura Sinpetru, September 18th, 2014
 

On September 24, India's Mars Spacecraft Will Start Orbiting the Red Planet

The spacecraft left Earth in late 2013, carries a total of 5 scientific instruments that will serve to study the planet
by Laura Sinpetru, September 17th, 2014
 

Cell-like Structure That Once Held Water Found in Martian Meteorite

The meteorite accommodating for this structure is estimated to be about 1.3 billion years old, its nickname is Nakhla
by Laura Sinpetru, September 16th, 2014
 

Massive Cosmic Kaboom Documented with the Help of Space Observatory Gaia

The stellar explosion occurred in a galaxy located at a distance of about 500 million light-years from our planet
by Laura Sinpetru, September 13th, 2014
 

The Curiosity Rover Turned Hiker Readies to Explore Mars' Mount Sharp

The Martian mountain the rover will soon explore sits at the center of Mars' Gale Crater, NASA scientists explain
by Laura Sinpetru, September 12th, 2014
Star Holding On for Dear Life at the Core of Massive Cosmic Explosion

Star Holding On for Dear Life at the Core of Massive Cosmic Explosion

by Laura Sinpetru, September 10th, 2014
The explosion is a supernova, occurred when the star's sister reached the end of its life
 

Ginormous Ice Plates Are Shuffling Around on Jupiter's Moon Europa

The movement of the plates indicates the moon's surface is connected to a buried ocean
by Laura Sinpetru, September 8th, 2014
 

Mars Exploration Rover Wannabes Battle It Out in Mock Space Missions

The robots must all complete 5 tasks, 4 of which are to are place in Mars-like conditions
by Laura Sinpetru, September 6th, 2014
 
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