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NASA’s Dawn Spacecraft Captures New Images of Ceres’ Occator Crater

NASA’s Dawn spacecraft has sent back stunning close-up images from its lowest-ever and final orbit around the dwarf planet Ceres. This image from NASA’s Dawn...

Inner Main-Belt Asteroids Are Remnants of Few Ancient Minor Planets, Study Shows

According to new research, at least 85% of 200,000 asteroids in the inner asteroid belt — the main source of Earth’s meteorites — originate...

Massive Protoplanet Hit Young Uranus, Caused It To Tilt, Study Says

According to a Durham University-led study, young Uranus was hit by a protoplanet about twice the size of Earth that caused the ice giant...

Massive Protoplanet Hit Young Uranus, Caused It To Tilt, Study Says

According to a Durham University-led study, young Uranus was hit by a protoplanet about twice the size of Earth that caused the ice giant...

Cassini Scientists Find Complex Organic Molecules in Geyser-Like Plumes of Enceladus

Using data from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft, a research team led by University of Heidelberg scientists Frank Postberg and Nozair Khawaja found that complex, carbon-rich...

Volcanic Eruptions Spawned Mysterious Medusae Fossae Formation on Mars

Explosive volcanic eruptions are the likely source of the Medusae Fossae Formation, a massive, unusual deposit of soft rock near Mars’ equator, with undulating...

Moon is Making Days on Earth Longer: Study

Around 1.4 billion years ago, a day on Earth lasted approximately 18.7 hours, according to a study published in the Proceedings of the National...

Organic Matter on Dwarf Planet Ceres More Abundant than Thought

A new analysis of data collected by NASA’s Dawn orbiter suggests that organic molecules may exist in surprisingly high concentrations on the surface of...

Cometary-Type Interplanetary Particles Contain Presolar Dust, Researchers Find

Samples of interplanetary particles — collected from the upper atmosphere of Earth and believed to originate from comets — contain presolar dust from variable...

Moon is Making Earth’s Days Longer: Study

Around 1.4 billion years ago, a day on Earth lasted approximately 18.7 hours, according to a study published in the Proceedings of the National...

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