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NASA Details Plans to Fly Spacecraft into the Sun's Atmosphere

While exploring the Sun's upper atmosphere, the space probe will face temperatures as high as 2,500°F (nearly 1,400°C)
by Laura Sinpetru, April 11th, 2015
 

Building Blocks of Life Found Swirling Around Star 445 Light-Years Away

The discovery proves that the conditions that birthed life on Earth are present in other regions of the cosmos as well
by Laura Sinpetru, April 10th, 2015
 

Our Moon Formed from a Massive, Smoldering Cloud of Debris

New research paper explains why the geological profile of our planet and that of its natural satellite are oddly alike
by Laura Sinpetru, April 9th, 2015
NASA Chief Scientist: We'll Find Alien Life Within 10 Years, 20 Tops

NASA Chief Scientist: We'll Find Alien Life Within 10 Years, 20 Tops

by Laura Sinpetru, April 8th, 2015
“We know where to look, we know how to look, and in most cases we have the technology,” argues researcher Ellen Stofan
 

Small Army of Rockets Will Launch from Alabama, US, Later This Week

The student-built rockets will reach an altitude of up to 1 mile (1.6 kilometers) before falling back to the ground
by Laura Sinpetru, April 7th, 2015
 

Humongous Lava Tubes Might Be Lurking Just Beneath the Moon's Surface

Study reveals lava tubes big enough to fit cities inside them could survive over the millennia on our natural satellite
by Laura Sinpetru, April 6th, 2015
 

Reminder: A Total Lunar Eclipse Will Happen This Saturday, April 4

During the eclipse, Earth will sit between the Sun and the Moon, meaning our natural satellite will be in our shadow
by Laura Sinpetru, April 4th, 2015
 

Network of Mineral Veins on Mars' Mount Sharp Looks Positively Stunning

The veins, imaged by NASA's Curiosity rover during a hike, comprise minerals deposited by fluids on the Martian surface
by Laura Sinpetru, April 3rd, 2015
 

Ganymede, Jupiter's Largest Moon, Sports a Huge Bulge at Its Equator

The bulge is about the size of Ecuador, towers over the moon's surface at half the height of Mount Kilimanjaro
by Laura Sinpetru, April 3rd, 2015
ESA Revisits Positively Gorgeous View of the Large Magellanic Cloud

ESA Revisits Positively Gorgeous View of the Large Magellanic Cloud

by Laura Sinpetru, April 1st, 2015
The Large Magellanic Cloud sits at a distance of merely 163,000 light-years from us, is a satellite of the Milky Way
 

Tatooine Sunsets Are Probably Happening on Distant Earth-like Planets

Scientists say the cosmos might be populated by an army of Earth-like planets orbiting not one, but two stars
by Laura Sinpetru, March 31st, 2015
 

Come Saturday, April 4, Lunar Eclipse Will Turn the Moon Blood Red

In just a few days, our natural satellite will move into Earth's shadow and become a gorgeous red orb
by Laura Sinpetru, March 31st, 2015
 

Russia Announces Plans to Build a Brand New Space Station with NASA

NASA hesitates to confirm or deny the announcement, the whole affair gets a tad embarrassing for Russia
by Laura Sinpetru, March 30th, 2015
 

One-Year Crew Officially Aboard the International Space Station

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko boarded the Space Station just hours ago
by Laura Sinpetru, March 28th, 2015
 
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