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Follow the Dust to Find Planets

Spitzer Space Telescope - Sun, 2014-11-09 19:00
Researchers studying what appears to be a beefed-up version of our solar system have discovered that it is encased in a halo of fine dust. The findings are based on infrared data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope and the European Space Agency's Herschel Space Observatory, in which NASA is a partner.
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In Green Company: Aurora over Norway

Astronomy Picture of the Day - Sun, 2014-11-09 00:51

Raise your arms if you see an aurora.


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Titan Beyond the Rings

Astronomy Picture of the Day - Sat, 2014-11-08 11:51

When orbiting Saturn, be sure to watch for breathtaking superpositions of moons and rings.


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The Day After Mars

Astronomy Picture of the Day - Fri, 2014-11-07 09:51

October 31, 1938 was the day after Martians encountered planet Earth,


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Supervolcanoes once erupted on Mars

Science News: Atom & Cosmos - Wed, 2013-10-02 12:09
Giant eruptions billions of years ago left behind huge craters
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News in Brief: Maps reveal clouds on distant exoplanet

Science News: Atom & Cosmos - Tue, 2013-10-01 13:50
Astronomers chart the atmosphere of Kepler-7b
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Curiosity gets the dirt on Mars

Science News: Atom & Cosmos - Thu, 2013-09-26 13:19
Rover completes analysis of first soil collected from Gale Crater
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Mars rover fails to find methane

Science News: Atom & Cosmos - Thu, 2013-09-19 11:47
Lack of gas in atmosphere argues against presence of life on Red Planet
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News in Brief: Cometlike crashes produce building blocks of life

Science News: Atom & Cosmos - Mon, 2013-09-16 09:17
Amino acids in collision residue support importance of extraterrestrial impacts
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News in Brief: Eclipsing the sun, from Mars

Science News: Atom & Cosmos - Fri, 2013-09-13 15:23
NASA rover catches silhouette of Martian moon
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Notorious 'Big G' gets a little larger

Science News: Atom & Cosmos - Thu, 2013-09-12 14:10
Gravitational constant is difficult to measure, but physicists calculate new number
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Notorious 'G' gets a little larger

Science News: Atom & Cosmos - Thu, 2013-09-12 14:10
Gravitational constant is difficult to measure, but physicists calculate new number
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At last, Voyager 1 slips into interstellar space

Science News: Atom & Cosmos - Thu, 2013-09-12 12:39
Solar blast data provides definitive evidence that spacecraft has cruised beyond the sun’s clutch
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Meteorite that fell last year contains surprising molecules

Science News: Atom & Cosmos - Mon, 2013-09-09 11:30
Compounds in space rocks like the one that broke up over California may have helped seed life on Earth
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Radio telescope images reveal nebula's heart of carbon

Science News: Atom & Cosmos - Thu, 2013-09-05 11:41
ALMA takes detailed look at elements surrounding dying star
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The sun's older twin, 250 light-years away

Science News: Atom & Cosmos - Thu, 2013-08-29 11:54
Almost twice as ancient, star gives glimpse of sun's future
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Titan becomes even more enigmatic

Science News: Atom & Cosmos - Wed, 2013-08-28 12:40
Thick, rigid crust of ice encases Saturn's largest moon, perplexing scientists
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News in Brief: Map tracks path of dust plume from Chelyabinsk meteor

Science News: Atom & Cosmos - Fri, 2013-08-23 15:25
Satellite data capture how jet stream pushed particles through planet's atmosphere
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Everlasting light

Science News: Atom & Cosmos - Fri, 2013-08-23 11:41
Remnant glow of ancient stars offers glimpse of universe's past
Categories: Astronomy News

To determine stars' physical traits, Kepler sees the light

Science News: Atom & Cosmos - Thu, 2013-08-22 08:43
Brightness measurements can help gauge size, stage of evolution
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