Peer Inside an Asteroid: Peanut-Shaped Space Rock's Insides Revealed (Photos)
The innards of an asteroid in space have been measured for the first time. Astronomers using a European Southern Observatory telescope have made precise measurements of Asteroid Itokawa's density.
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Alien Planets May Not Need Big Moons to Support Life
Alien planets without big, climate-stabilizing moons like the one that orbits Earth may still be capable of supporting life, a new study reports.
NEXT: Structure of 'Baby Milky Way' Galaxy Seen for the First Time
Structure of 'Baby Milky Way' Galaxy Seen for the First Time
Images taken from the structure of a galaxy only 3 billion years after the Big Bang should provide insight into how the Milky Way evolved.
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Strange Saturn Vortex Swirls in Amazing NASA Photo
NASA scientists working with the Cassini spacecraft investigating the Saturn system have just released an amazing new photo of Saturn’s hexagonal north pole jet stream.
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