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The Secrets of Pluto’s Thin Blue Line

“Like a summer’s evening here on Earth just after sunset. A faint blue glow follows the Sun below the horizon — the only bit...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Two Asteroids Flew Safely Past Earth This Week

2018 CC and 2018 CB — two small asteroids recently discovered by NASA-funded astronomers — safely flew past our planet this week. This is an...

Cassini Gets Ready for ‘Grand Finale’ Phase

After 20 years in space and 13 years around Saturn, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft begins the final chapter of its remarkable story of exploration and...

Juno Sees Massive Storm on Jupiter

NASA’s Juno spacecraft has spotted a huge anticyclonic storm in Jupiter’s high north temperate latitudes. Juno snapped this shot of Jupiter’s northern latitudes on Dec....

Ceres May Have Vanishing Cryovolcanoes

Ahuna Mons, a 2.5-mile- (4 km) tall mountain on Ceres interpreted as a geologically young cryovolcano, may have some hidden older siblings, according to...

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