Science & Astronomy

7 Strange Facts About Dwarf Planet Ceres
Dwarf Planet Ceres
March 5th, 2015
While NASA's Dawn probe will soon begin the first in-depth examination of Ceres, astronomers have learned a bit about the dwarf planet already. Here are seven weird facts about Ceres.
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Rosetta Probe Snaps Awesome Comet Photo in Harrowing Close Encounter
Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko Seen from 9.5 Miles
March 4th, 2015
Europe's Rosetta spacecraft recently beamed back an amazing photo of its comet taken during a risky, close flyby of the dusty cosmic body.
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NASA's Curiosity Rover on Mars Sidelined By 'Short Circuit' Glitch
This raw-color image captured by the Mars rover Curiosity's Mastcam shows the robot's drill just after finishing a drilling operation at an outcrop called Telegraph Peak on Feb. 24, 2015.
March 4th, 2015
The car-size Curiosity rover suffered a "transient short circuit" on Feb. 27 while it was transferring sample powder from its robotic arm to instruments on the robot's body, NASA officials said.
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Galaxy in Early Universe Grew Up Faster Than Expected (Photos, Video)
Galaxy Cluster Abel 1689
March 5th, 2015
A remote galaxy observed when the universe was less than a billion years old is more evolved than scientists expected.
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Dark Matter Could Help Solve Sun Mystery
SDO View of the Sun March 3, 2015
March 4th, 2015
Dark matter may be one of the greatest mysteries of the universe, but it could help solve a puzzle about the sun that has been baffling scientists for years, researchers say.
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What Would It Be Like to Live on Jupiter's Moon Europa?
Jupiter's Icy Moon Europa
March 3rd, 2015
Jupiter's moon Europa suffers from extreme cold and deadly radiation, but its astronomical and geological sights are unique in the solar system.
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Rosetta Spacecraft Sees Its Shadow on a Comet (Photo)
Rosetta's Shadow on Comet 67P
March 5th, 2015
The European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft took the picture during a close flyby of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on Feb. 14, when the sun, spacecraft and comet were all neatly aligned.
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Warp in Space-Time Swallows Pulsar
This graphic depicts the pulsar J1906 (at right with radio beams) and its companion star, with the curvature of spacetime in the region illustrated by a blue grid. This curvature has led to the pulsar's apparent disappearance in the sky, scientists say.
March 4th, 2015
Astronomers have watched a pulsar some 25,000 light-years from Earth slip from view, swallowed by a companion star's warp in the fabric of space-time. This wacky effect is one more example that proves Einstein's general theory of relativity.
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Living on Other Planets: What Would It Be Like?
Solar System Montage by NASA
March 3rd, 2015
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live on the moon? What about Mars, or Venus or Mercury? We sure have and that's why we decided to find out what it might be like to live on other worlds in our solar system, from Mercury to Pluto and beyond
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