Science & Astronomy

NASA Probe Sees North Pole of Dwarf Planet Ceres (Video)
Ceres' North Pole, Seen by Dawn, April 2015
April 17th, 2015
Ceres' cratered north pole blazes through the darkness in new images captured by Dawn on April 10. The photos are the highest-resolution views of the world that Dawn has gotten since entering orbit on March 6, NASA officials said.
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Mars Rover Curiosity Runs 10K on Red Planet
Curiosity Rover's View at 10 Kilometers of Driving Distance
April 17th, 2015
A 208-foot-long (65 meters) drive on Thursday (April 16) pushed the car-size Curiosity rover's odometer past 10 kilometers (6.21 miles), NASA officials said.
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Mercury Probe's Dramatic Death Plunge Set for April 30
MESSENGER at Mercury
April 16th, 2015
NASA's MESSENGER probe, which has been circling Mercury since March 2011, is nearly out of fuel and will say goodbye with a dramatic death plunge on April 30, provided one final orbit-raising maneuver scheduled for April 24 goes as planned.
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Meteorites Help Date the Violent Birth of Earth's Moon
Moon Formation Illustration
April 17th, 2015
The cataclysmic collision between Earth and a Mars-size object that forged the moon occurred about 4.47 billion years ago, a study of meteorites with ancient fragments from that cosmic impact reveal.
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Cassiopeia: The Banished Queen Ruling the Night Sky
The big W of Cassiopeia
April 17th, 2015
If you've seen "Clash of the Titans", you already know part of Cassiopeia's story.
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Giant Radio Telescope Peels Away Magnetic Field Shrouding Black Hole
A Black Hole's Surroundings
April 16th, 2015
Astronomers have spotted the powerful magnetic field of a supermassive black hole located across the observable universe.
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Newfound Alien Planet Is One of the Farthest Ever Detected
Spitzer Newfound Exoplanet
April 16th, 2015
A NASA telescope co-discovered one of the most distant planets ever discovered, a gas giant about 13,000 light-years away from Earth.
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Spring Blooms on the East Coast, as Seen from Space
Spring Blooms on U.S. East Coast as Seen by Aqua Satellite
April 16th, 2015
NASA's Aqua satellite was in a unique position to capture spring's arrival on the East Coast.
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Colossal Ancient Galaxies Die from the Inside Out
Elliptical Galaxy IC 2006
April 16th, 2015
The largest ancient galaxies stopped forming stars in their cores about three billion years after the Big Bang, with this end of star birth spreading from the inside out in so-called 'dead' galaxies, scientists say.
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