New Maps of Ceres Highlight Mysterious Bright Spots, Giant Mountain
New maps of Ceres show the dwarf planet's mysterious bright spots and huge, pyramid-shaped mountain in a new light. [Read the whole story.]
Fly Through Pluto Moon Charon's Giant Canyon in Spectacular New Video
Amazing new images show the enormous canyon system on Pluto's big moon Charon in unprecedented detail. [Read the whole story.]
Intense Solar Flare Unleashed from Unruly Sunspot
An intense solar flare took out low-frequency radio communications over South America and the Atlantic Ocean earlier today (Sept. 28), and the unstable sunspot is likely to erupt again. [Read the whole story.]
Adorable Google Doodle Celebrates Water on Mars
Today’s google doodle celebrates the discovery of liquid water on the Martian surface. [Read the whole story.]
Astronaut Marks Mission Milestone with Amazing Image
On the halfway point of his year-long mission in space, NASA astronaut Scott Kelly captured an image of the United States early in the morning. [Read the whole story.]
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