Science & Astronomy

Found! 5 Ancient Alien Planets Nearly As Old As the Universe
Artist's concept of the 11.2-billion-year-old star Kepler-444, which hosts five known rocky planets.
January 27th, 2015
The newfound exoplanets circle a star that's 11.2 billion years old and are all Venus-size or smaller. They are, therefore, all rocky, though scientists know nothing else about their composition.
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Big Earth-Buzzing Asteroid Has Its Own Moon (Photo, Video)
Radar image showing the near-Earth asteroid 2004 BL86 and its moon flying past Earth on Jan. 26, 2015.
January 27th, 2015
Asteroid 2004 BL86 cruised within 745,000 miles (1.2 million kilometers) of Earth Monday morning — about 3 times the distance between our planet and the moon. And the space rock wasn't alone.
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Mountain-Size Asteroid Makes Close Flyby of Earth
Through large binoculars and telescopes, look for near-Earth asteroid 2004 BL86 as it skims the edge of the naked eye visible Beehive Cluster in late January 2015. You might catch asteroid Juno nearby, but more detailed star charts will be needed.
January 26th, 2015
A mountain-size asteroid buzzed Earth Monday morning (Jan. 26) in a close encounter that's already revealing new information about the space rock, including an improved measurement of its size and confirmation of at least one moon.
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Dwarf Planet Ceres Reveals Tantalizing Details in Best Photos Yet
Ceres Image Jan. 25, 2015
January 27th, 2015
Tantalizing new images of the nearest dwarf planet to Earth are revealing never-before-seen surface features of the mysterious space rock.
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Monster Winter Storm Spotted from Space (Photo, Video)
NOAA's GOES-East satellite captured the developing Nor'easter "Juno" in this image, taken on Jan. 26, 2015.
January 26th, 2015
A monster storm's claws are definitely out in the satellite photos, which were captured from Saturday through Monday (Jan. 24 to Jan. 26) and combined into a new movie that shows the storm's development and movement.
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Earth's Interplanetary Dust Traced to Comets by Rosetta Probe
Comet 67P from 5 Miles (8 Km)
January 26th, 2015
The interplanetary dust particles that fall to Earth from outer space apparently come from comets, according to the latest findings from Europe's Rosetta spacecraft. This discovery could shed light on the origins of Earth and the rest of the solar system.
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Bringing Pluto into Focus: Q&A with New Horizons PI Alan Stern
This artist's illustration shows NASA's New Horizons spacecraft during its flyby of the Pluto system on July 14, 2015.
January 26th, 2015
Alan Stern, principal investigator of NASA's New Horizons mission to Pluto, talks to Space.com about the probe's July 14 flyby of the dwarf planet.
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Surprise! Water Once Flowed on Huge Asteroid Vesta
Gully and Fan-Shaped Deposit on Vesta
January 27th, 2015
Vesta was once thought to be dry, but gullies on the walls of impact craters suggest that water flowed briefly on the protoplanet's surface in the relatively recent past.
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