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  • Ceres: Bright spot on dwarf planet is a twofer, NASA spacecraft finds

    Ceres: Bright spot on dwarf planet is a twofer, NASA spacecraft finds
    NASA’s Dawn spacecraft has snapped even clearer views of Ceres, but its surface just keeps getting curiouser and curiouser. A strange bright spot on the dwarf planet now appears to have a companion spot shining right next to it. Bright spots are...
  • Mars once had an entire ocean -- and then lost it, scientists say

    Mars once had an entire ocean -- and then lost it, scientists say
    Dry, dusty Mars once had an ocean that held as much water as the Arctic Ocean and covered a larger share of the Red Planet’s surface than the Atlantic Ocean does on Earth, according to a surprising new study. The findings, described online in...
  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EST

    Iraq troops push on to Tikrit in battle against IS as militants 'bulldoze' archaeological site Iraqi forces pressed their offensive against the Islamic State group Friday, expecting to reach the outskirts of the militant-held city of Tikrit within hours,...
  • 10 Things to Know for Today

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. IRAQI FORCES, SHIITE MILITIAS PRESS ON TO TIKRIT AS IS DESTROYS FAMED CULTURAL HERITAGE SITE Iraqi forces press their offensive against the...
  • Mysterious dwarf planet Ceres now in the spotlight

    The mysterious dwarf planet Ceres is ready for its close-up. Located in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, Ceres was the largest unexplored space rock in the inner solar system. But that distinction ended Friday, when NASA's Dawn spacecraft...
  • After 7-year journey, NASA spacecraft on first visit to dwarf planet

    After 7-year journey, NASA spacecraft on first visit to dwarf planet
    After a nearly eight-year journey, a NASA spacecraft on Friday flawlessly slipped into orbit around Ceres in the first visit to a dwarf planet. The Dawn craft will circle the dwarf planet for more than a year, exploring its surface and unraveling its...
  • Everest is befouled -- is there nothing we won't poop on?

    As humans, we are exceptionally good at ruining everything. Garden of Eden? Screwed that one up. The ocean? Presently covered in an estimated 270,000 tons of plastic trash. The towering and majestic Mt. Everest? Oops! Turns out we pooped all over it....
  • Spacewalking astronaut from Md. safe after water leaks into helmet

    Spacewalking astronaut from Md. safe after water leaks into helmet
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A spacewalking astronaut ended up with unwanted water in his helmet Wednesday after breezing through a cable and lube job outside the International Space Station. The leak was scarily reminiscent of a near-drowning...
  • 28.8 million tons of Sahara desert fertilize the Amazon [video]

    28.8 million tons of Sahara desert fertilize the Amazon [video]
    The Amazon rainforest is fertilized in part by phosphorus from a dry lake bed in the Sahara desert, researchers say in a new report that shows how different parts of our planet are connected in deep and surprising ways. The findings were published...
  • Big, bright quasar from ancient universe stuns scientists

    Big, bright quasar from ancient universe stuns scientists
    Deep in the universe’s past, astronomers have discovered a luminous quasar powered by an enormous black hole that contains the mass of 12 billion suns. The incredibly bright object is ancient -- shining when the universe was only 875 million years...
  • Mysterious dwarf planet Ceres gets ready for the spotlight

    The mysterious dwarf planet Ceres is ready for its close-up. Located in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, Ceres is the largest unexplored space rock in the inner solar system. But that distinction ends Friday, when NASA's Dawn spacecraft...