Research helps explain formation of ringed crater on the Moon
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Research helps explain formation of ringed crater on the Moon

Using data from NASA’s Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) mission, scientists have shed new…

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NASA Moon Mission Shares Insights into Giant Impacts
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NASA Moon Mission Shares Insights into Giant Impacts

Orientale basin is about 580 miles (930 kilometers) wide and has three distinct rings, which…

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NASA study shows that space travel affects spine of astronauts
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NASA study shows that space travel affects spine of astronauts

How does space travel affect the spine? Astronauts on long missions in space have atrophy…

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15 000 space rocks and counting
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15 000 space rocks and counting

The international effort to find, confirm and catalogue the multitude of asteroids that pose a…

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New Horizons Returns Last Bits of 2015 Flyby Data to Earth
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New Horizons Returns Last Bits of 2015 Flyby Data to Earth

NASA’s New Horizons mission reached a major milestone this week when the last bits of…

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ESO’s VLT Detects Unexpected Giant Glowing Halos around Distant Quasars
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ESO’s VLT Detects Unexpected Giant Glowing Halos around Distant Quasars

An international team of astronomers has discovered glowing gas clouds surrounding distant quasars. This new…

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Study: Planet Orbiting Nearest Star Could be Habitable
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Study: Planet Orbiting Nearest Star Could be Habitable

This artist’s impression shows a view of the surface of the planet Proxima b orbiting…

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Long-term, hi-res tracking of eruptions on Jupiter’s moon Io
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Long-term, hi-res tracking of eruptions on Jupiter’s moon Io

Jupiter’s moon Io continues to be the most volcanically active body in the solar system,…

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More Evidence for 9th Planet on Solar System’s Fringes
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More Evidence for 9th Planet on Solar System’s Fringes

As the search for a hypothetical, unseen planet far beyond Neptune’s orbit continues, research by…

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Psyche: Unexpected Discoveries on a Metal World
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Psyche: Unexpected Discoveries on a Metal World

Astronomers have discovered possible evidence for water on the surface of the largest metallic asteroid…

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