Did Curiosity Rover Cause Mars' Mysterious Methane Spike?
Methane on Mars Rover
May 25th, 2015
A scientist has raised questions about the latest detection of methane on Mars, suggesting that NASA's rover could be responsible for the mysterious burp. Highly unlikely, but not impossible, says the Curiosity team.
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See Jupiter and the Moon in Night Sky Spectacle Tonight
Jupiter shines above the crescent moon in the western night sky on Saturday, May 23, 2015, with brilliant Venus visible to the lower right as shown in this sky map showing their locations at 10 p.m. local time as seen from mid-northern latitudes.
May 23rd, 2015
If your local weather is clear tonight (May 23), check out the western sky around mid-twilight – about an hour after sunset. There, about half way up from the south-southwest horizon to the overhead point, you’ll see an eye-catching sight for the Memorial
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'Tomorrowland' Celebrates Walt Disney's Vision of the Future
In "Tomorrowland," Walt Disney's vision of the future gets a 21st-century overhaul from the minds of Brad Bird and George Clooney.
May 22nd, 2015
The world of tomorrow is a pretty wonderful place … at least that's the sentiment of the makers of Disney's new epic: 'Tomorrowland.'
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Best Space Stories of the Week – May 24, 2015
4th Launch of X-37B Space Plane
May 24th, 2015
The U.S. Air Force's X-37B space plane launched on another mystery mission, Russia's Proton rocket failed during a satellite launch and astronomers found the most luminous galaxy in the universe. Here's a look at Space.com's top stories of the week.
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What Are Those Bright Spots on Ceres? Go Vote!
The strange bright white spots on the dwarf planet Ceres are seen in this best view yet from NASA's Dawn spacecraft, which captured this view on May 16, 2015.
May 22nd, 2015
The mysterious white spots on the surface of Ceres are definitely reflecting sunlight, scientists announced. You can submit your guess for what the spots might be in a poll on the Dawn mission website.
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Strange 'Nasty' Star May Be Spawned by Cosmic Cannibalism
Gas Surrounding Wolf-Rayet Star
May 22nd, 2015
Observations by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have revealed a disk of gas nearly 3 trillion miles wide surrounding Nasty 1, suggesting that the star's strange appearance and behavior may stem from an ongoing act of cosmic cannibalism.
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Forget Space-Time: Information May Create the Cosmos
It from Bit screenshot, information, cosmos
May 23rd, 2015
What if the universe is not just matter and energy, but bits of information?
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Slippery Slopes on Mars Send Curiosity Rover on Detour
Rough Terrain Ahead of Curiosity Rover
May 23rd, 2015
The Curiosity team mapped out a new route to some interesting rocks using images captured by Curiosity and NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, which has been circling the Red Planet since 2006.
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What Would It Take to Send People to Pluto?
NASA astronaut Tracy Caldwell Dyson,
May 22nd, 2015
A manned mission to Pluto may be far out, but it's not impossible.
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