Strange Landscapes on Mars were Created by Explosive Volcanoes
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Strange Landscapes on Mars were Created by Explosive Volcanoes

Scientists first observed the Medusae Fossae Formation (MFF) in the 1960s, thanks to the efforts…

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Skylab 2: Mission Accomplished!
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Skylab 2: Mission Accomplished!

The first three articles in this mini-series described the near disastrous launch of the Skylab space station…

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Charon at 40: Four Decades of Discovery on Pluto’s Largest Moon
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Charon at 40: Four Decades of Discovery on Pluto’s Largest Moon

The largest of Pluto’s five moons, Charon, was discovered 40 years ago today by James…

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New Model Predicts That We’re Probably the Only Advanced Civilization in the Observable Universe
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New Model Predicts That We’re Probably the Only Advanced Civilization in the Observable Universe

The Fermi Paradox remains a stumbling block when it comes to the search for extra-terrestrial…

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Update: Red Nuggets’ Are Galactic Gold for Astronomers
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Update: Red Nuggets’ Are Galactic Gold for Astronomers

About a decade ago, astronomers discovered a population of small, but massive galaxies called “red…

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Best Ever Evidence of Rare Black Hole
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Best Ever Evidence of Rare Black Hole

Scientists have been able to prove the existence of small black holes and those that are…

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Robotic Refueling Mission 3 Completes Crucial Series of Tests
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Robotic Refueling Mission 3 Completes Crucial Series of Tests

Space exploration has captured our attention for over half of a century. NASA plans to…

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Sounding Rocket Takes a Second Look at the Sun
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Sounding Rocket Takes a Second Look at the Sun

The EVE sounding rocket successfully launched at 1 p.m. local time on Monday, June 18,…

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Nearly 80 exoplanet candidates identified in record time
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Nearly 80 exoplanet candidates identified in record time

Scientists at MIT and elsewhere have analyzed data from K2, the follow-up mission to NASA’s…

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Deep Space Navigation: Tool Tested as Emergency Navigation Device
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Deep Space Navigation: Tool Tested as Emergency Navigation Device

A tool that has helped guide sailors across oceans for centuries is now being tested…

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