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This post has been updated. See note below. If a meteor was heading toward California, would residents have any warning? It all depends on the size of the space rock and the time of day. At night, astronomers can see an object hurtling toward...
A pair of NASA orbiters has given scientists their highest-fidelity look at the moon, a leap that could help explain the evolution of the solar system's rocky planets, including Earth. Scientists announced the first results Wednesday from the $496-...
With budget cuts looming and no clear flagship mission on the horizon, the Mars program has been looking to rechart its course in the coming years. Sending a spacecraft to the Red Planet to return a sample of rock may be the way to go, according to a...
NASA's orbiting Kepler telescope has discovered an unlikely pair of planets orbiting a distant star. One is small and rocky, the other is large and gaseous. What makes them unusual is that both are orbiting close to their parent star and they routinely...
Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s missions to Mars have gotten a boost from congressional leaders, who this week found up to $100 million more for NASA’s planetary science program. The White House’s initial proposal for the 2013 NASA budget...
The Caltech astronomer responsible for demoting Pluto to a dwarf planet has been awarded for his efforts. Mike Brown shares the 2012 Kavli Prize in Astrophysics with UCLA’s David Jewitt and MIT’s Jane Liu for understanding the history of our...
Having slain Pluto, Caltech astronomer Mike Brown is looking to the heavens again even as he is honored for his work here on Earth. Last week, Brown was one of three scientists awarded the 2012 Kavli Prize in Astrophysics. It came for his research on...
The exchange was simple and sweet: free “planetary” baked goods — asteroid Rice Krispie treats, deep space cupcakes — for a few signatures. As some of the thousands of visitors to Jet Propulsion Laboratory's Saturday open house...
Astronomers have put the known universe in a box on your computer screen – the 120 million light-years of it within our grasp, at least. With a mellifluous French-accented narration, some light piano music and sweeping computer animation, the...
Astronomers have discovered a strangely tiny galaxy in the Milky Way’s neighborhood -- one with less than 1,000 stars held together by the smallest dark matter halo ever observed. The galaxy known as Segue 2, described in the Astrophysical...
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Scientists have snapped an image of a newly discovered alien world that is just 300 light-years from Earth. The planet, dubbed HD 95086 b, is huge--four to five times the size of Jupiter -- and it makes a wide circle around its young sun, orbiting the...
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email@example.comZombies. Giant super-storms. Runaway climate change. Alien invasions. Sneak attacks by invading enemy nations. Thrilling stuff of end-of-life-as-we-know-it science fiction books and movies. But as recent news coverage reminds us — Superstorm...
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