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  • El Nino pattern could bring big storms to California next winter, report says

    Raising hopes that California's severe drought could end with a series of soaking storms next winter, federal scientists on Thursday announced there is now a 2-in-3 chance of an El Nino climate pattern developing in the Pacific Ocean by the end of this year.
  • NASA wants to land something big on Mars: Will a flying saucer help?

    NASA wants to land something big on Mars: Will a flying saucer help?
    NASA has a landing-on-Mars problem, and that strange flying-saucer-shaped test vehicle in the picture above may help them solve it. Since 1976, when NASA's Viking probe first landed on the Red Planet, the agency has relied on the same parachute design...

    Hubble spots comet heading toward Mars, spewing space dust

    Hubble spots comet heading toward Mars, spewing space dust
    Hubble has spotted a comet named Sliding Spring spewing gas and dust into space as it zooms to a close encounter with Mars in October. Researchers working with the Hubble Space Telescope recently released two images of the comet. The image on the left,...

    In a first, scientists find an asteroid with rings

    In a first, scientists find an asteroid with rings
    In a first, scientists have detected rings encircling an M&M-shaped asteroid known as Chariklo. Until now, only the solar system's four gas planets — Jupiter, Neptune, Uranus and especially Saturn — were known to have rings. "It was an...

    For first time ever, two rings are spotted encircling an asteroid

    For first time ever, two rings are spotted encircling an asteroid
    Scientists have discovered a double ring system around an icy, dark asteroid in the outer solar system. The discovery marks the first time rings have been found around any object that is not a planet. The findings were published Wednesday in the journal...