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This composite NASA Hubble Space Telescope image captures the positions of comet Siding Spring and Mars in a never-before-seen close passage of a comet by the Red Planet, which happened at 2:28 p.m. EDT October 19, 2014. Image credit: NASA, ESA, PSI, JHU/APL, STScI/AURA
Science Wire | Oct 26, 2014

Cool composite of Comet Siding Spring near Mars

Hubble image of close passage of Comet Siding Spring near Mars. The comet passed Mars at about a third the distance between Earth and the moon on October 19.

Oct 23, 2014 partial solar eclipse by Mikael Linder
Blogs | Oct 26, 2014

Dates of lunar and solar eclipses in 2015 and 2016

Upcoming eclipses.

White Sands Missile Range/Applied Physics Laboratory
Oct 24, 2014

This date in science: First-ever photo of Earth from space

On October 24, 1946, a movie camera on board the V-2 rocket captured the first photo of Earth from outer space.

Image via NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center/S. Wiessinger
Science Wire | Oct 23, 2014

Starquake sets magnetar ringing like a bell

Astronomers have observed signals from a highly magnetized neutron star, indicating starquakes that set the neutron star ringing like a bell.

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Science Wire | Oct 23, 2014

Video: 3D flight over Mars chaotic terrain

Get out your 3D glasses and watch a flyover of the weird landforms on Mars know as chaotic terrain.

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Science Wire | Oct 23, 2014

Sun may delay plans for sending humans to Mars

Less solar activity indicates a weaker magnetic field on the sun. A weak field lets cosmic rays into the solar system, posing a radiation hazard for astronauts.

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Blogs | Oct 23, 2014

Is it possible to have three eclipses in one month?

Three eclipses in one calendar month are rare. Three eclipses in one lunar month are more common. From 2000-2050, it happens 14 times.

Original Iroquois League was known as the Five Nations
Blogs | Oct 22, 2014

Solar eclipse marked beginning of Iroquois Confederacy

A total solar eclipse of August 22, 1142 may have coincided with the birth of the Iroquois Confederacy, oldest democracy in North America and possibly on Earth.

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Science Wire | Oct 21, 2014

New 3D map of the cosmic web

A team of astronomers has created the first three-dimensional map of the adolescent universe, just 3 billion years after the Big Bang.

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Science Wire | Oct 20, 2014

Video: Solar eclipse on October 23

Weather permitting, almost everyone in North America will be able to see the partial solar eclipse this Thursday.