Science & Astronomy

Huge Solar Storm of 2012 Would Have Sparked Calamity on Earth
Sun's Sliding Spurts
July 29th, 2014
If a huge solar eruption in 2012 had hit the Earth, the effects would have been so devastating that we'd still be recovering two years later, scientists working on several new studies conclude.
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NASA's Mars Rover Opportunity Breaks Off-World Driving Record
Opportunity's Journey Exceeds 25 Miles
July 28th, 2014
As of Sunday (July 27), Opportunity had traveled a total of 25.01 miles on the Red Planet, NASA officials said. The record had been held by the Soviet Union's remote-controlled Lunokhod 2 rover, which covered 24.2 miles on the moon in 1973.
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WATCH LIVE MONDAY NIGHT: Slooh Delta Aquarid Meteor Shower Webcast
Eta Aquarid Meteor Shower Over Mount Bromo by Justin Ng
July 27th, 2014
The online Slooh community telescope will host a free, live webcast of the annual Delta Aquarid meteor shower on Monday night (July 28), and you can follow it along at Slooh.com or here on Space.com. The webcast begins at 10 p.m. EDT (7 pm ET/0200 GMT).
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WATCH LIVE @ 7:15 pm ET: Europe to Launch Robotic Cargo Craft to Space Station
Ariane 5 Rocket Carrying ATV-5 Rollout
July 29th, 2014
NASA TV will broadcast live coverage of the fifth Automated Transfer Vehicle mission to the International Space Station beginning at 7:15 p.m. EDT (2315 GMT). The mission is set to launch at 7:47 p.m. EDT (2347 GMT).
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Saturn's Moon Titan Sheds Light on Hazy Alien Planets
Sunset on Titan
July 28th, 2014
By peering into the haze of Saturn's huge moon Titan, scientists could learn more about how the atmospheres of alien worlds behave.
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My Love Affair with the Moon (Op-Ed)
The first quarter moon
July 26th, 2014
Fix your gaze upon the moon.
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Bunnies on the Moon? 7 Lunar Myths Apollo 11 Debunked
Apollo 11 East Crater
July 25th, 2014
Is the moon made of green cheese? Is it a hollow spaceship? Apollo 11 helped put these and other ideas to rest.
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101 Geysers Spotted on Saturn's Icy Moon Enceladus
Cassini View of Enceladus Geysers
July 29th, 2014
The icy Saturn moon Enceladus sports at least 101 geysers, which reach all the way down to the satellite's subsurface ocean, new research suggests.
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Galaxy's Huge Black Hole Puts on Spectacular Fireworks Show (Video)
Spiral Galaxy Messier 106
July 28th, 2014
The supermassive black hole at the center of a far-off galaxy is putting on a fireworks display of cosmic proportions.
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Rough Road Ahead: Rocky Mars Terrain Challenges Curiosity Rover
Wheel Damage on Mars Rover
July 25th, 2014
Curiosity has just crossed out of its landing ellipse, the 12- by 4-mile(19 by 7 kilometers) zone targeted for its August 2012 touchdown and is now moving toward an increasingly challenging landscape called the Zabriskie Plateau.
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