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  • Spotted: A planet 10 times the size of Jupiter with four suns

    Spotted: A planet 10 times the size of Jupiter with four suns
    Astronomers have discovered a massive planet with four suns only 125 light-years from Earth. The planet is at least 10 times as big as Jupiter, and scientists say it probably has no actual surface to stand on. But if you could fly a spacecraft into...
  • Jupiter's Ganymede has underground ocean: One more 'soggy' moon

    Jupiter's Ganymede has underground ocean: One more 'soggy' moon
    Astronomers have found the most conclusive evidence yet that a large watery ocean lies beneath the surface of Jupiter's moon Ganymede. With the discovery, Ganymede joins Enceladus and Europa as another moon in the solar system with a confirmed...
  • NASA's Curiosity rover finds fresh signs of ingredients for life on Mars

    NASA's Curiosity rover finds fresh signs of ingredients for life on Mars
    Mars's life-friendly past just got friendlier. Using samples previously collected by the NASA rover Curiosity, scientists have discovered evidence of nitrates in Martian rock: nitrogen compounds that on Earth are a crucial source of nutrients for living...
  • Young Jupiter wiped out solar system's early inner planets, study says

    Young Jupiter wiped out solar system's early inner planets, study says
    Before Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars occupied the inner solar system, there may have been a previous generation of planets that were bigger and more numerous – but were ultimately doomed by Jupiter, according to a new study. If indeed the early...
  • NASA aims to pluck boulder from asteroid, bring it to the moon

    NASA aims to pluck boulder from asteroid, bring it to the moon
    NASA's next marquee mission might be described as the great asteroid boulder pluck. At a news conference Wednesday, agency officials said they had revised their original plan to capture an asteroid and drag it into deep lunar orbit. The new plan calls...
  • NASA takes its 'flying saucer' for a test spin

    NASA takes its 'flying saucer' for a test spin
    On Tuesday afternoon, just about lunch time, a "flying saucer" was undergoing a spin test in a clean room at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The saucer is technically a 15-foot wide, 7,000-pound aerodynamic test vehicle. It is designed to help...
  • Mars rover Curiosity spots strange, 2-tone veins on planet's surface

    Mars rover Curiosity spots strange, 2-tone veins on planet's surface
    Climbing up Mt. Sharp in the middle of Gale Crater, NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity has discovered two-tone veins of minerals that reveal multiple episodes of water flowing through rock — even after the lake that once filled the bottom of the...
  • A physicist explains 'Furious 7'

    Matthew Kleban holds a doctorate in physics from Stanford, conducted postdoctorate research at Albert Einstein's alma mater the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, and is now part of the research group at NYU's Center for Cosmology and Particle...
  • The next blood moon is rising - don't blink or you'll miss it

    The next blood moon is rising - don't blink or you'll miss it
    At 6:16 Saturday morning, step outside and look up at the full moon. But don't blink or you'll miss it: a total lunar eclipse. The whole thing will last a mere five minutes -- the briefest lunar eclipse of the century, NASA says. That's if the weather...
  • Major missions to dwarf worlds, part 1

    There are currently two unmanned U.S. space missions currently at or preparing to arrive at dwarf planets in our solar system. Their names are Dawn and New Horizons and both have been traveling for years on long journeys getting to their target...
  • Total lunar eclipse Saturday morning: Watch it live, right here

    There's a total lunar eclipse coming in the early hours of Saturday morning, and you can watch it live, right here. Be forewarned: The eclipse is not at an especially convenient time for sky watchers on the West Coast. The moon begins to move into the...