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They’re calling it a Manx comet, after the cats with no tails. It may have formed in the inner solar system and been ejected outward.
A month by month listing of major moon phases, conjunctions, oppositions, meteor showers and other important dates, from astronomer Fred Espenak.
It’s below sea level, with near-boiling water bubbling up from underground, high salt concentrations and toxic vapor. Yet life survives here.
The Curiosity rover has nearly crossed a stretch of the roughest terrain it’s seen during its 44 months on Mars. Scientists are monitoring the wear and tear on the rover’s wheels.
Visualize a vast reservoir of icy comets on the outskirts of our solar system. That’s what Jan Oort did in 1950, and why the Oort Cloud bears his name.
Video of a spectacular jellyfish that floated past NOAA’s ROV on April 24, 2016 in the Mariana Trench – the deepest oceanic trench on the planet.
This Hubble Space Telescope image reveals the first moon ever discovered around little Makemake, in the outermost region of our solar system.
New research suggests that dinosaurs were in decline tens of millions of years before the meteorite impact that finished them off.
Results from the Venus Express spacecraft, obtained when – in the craft’s final months – it surfed the dense atmosphere of Venus.
Iron-60 found in moon rocks supports an earlier finding that – 2 million years ago – a supernova exploded only 300 light-years away.
Moon and Uranus February 19 and 20
Return of the young moon, and Venus