Science & Astronomy

Best Space Stories of the Week — August 2, 2015
Auroras on Brown Dwarf LSR J1835+3259
August 1st, 2015
An alien aurora 1 million times brighter than Earth's, robots building a moon telescope, a $5.5 billion asteroid and more in Space.com's top news stories of the week.
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Volcanoes Dot Snowy Russian Landscape in New Photo from Space
July 31st, 2015
The ashy peak of a volcano stands out amid a snowy scene, hinting at a recent eruption, in newly released images from NASA.
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'Magnetic' Discovery May Reveal Why Earth Supports Life and Mars Doesn't
Earth's Magnetic Field
July 31st, 2015
Earth's magnetic field, which protects the planet from harmful blasts of solar radiation, is much older than scientists had previously thought, researchers say.
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Is Our Universe a Fake?
Across the Universe - 10,000 galaxies, hubble images
July 31st, 2015
Could we actually be living in the Matrix? You might be surprised.
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Cassini Spacecraft to Make Final Flybys of 2 Icy Saturn Moons
Plumes of Enceladus
July 31st, 2015
For the next six months, NASA's Saturn-orbiting Cassini spacecraft will get its final look at two icy moons -- one famous and one not so well-known -- before preparing for mission's end in 2017.
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Amazing Africa: Continent Spied from Space in Gorgeous NASA Pic
Deep Space Climate Observatory View of Africa
July 30th, 2015
A NASA satellite that stares nonstop at the sunlit side of Earth has captured this captivating, crystal-clear view of Africa as the continent appears from space.
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Telescope Tag Team Brings Uranus-Size Alien Planet into Focus
Spotting an Exoplanet by Gravitational Microlensing
July 31st, 2015
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and the Keck Observatory in Hawaii have helped researchers characterize a Uranus-mass exoplanet that had remained mysterious since its discovery a decade ago.
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Surprising Comet Discoveries by Rosetta's Philae Lander Unveiled
Philae's landing points
July 30th, 2015
The structure, composition and evolutionary history of comets are starting to come into focus, thanks to observations beamed home by the European Space Agency's Philae lander, the first probe ever to touch down on one of these icy objects.
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