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Photo credit: NASA
Science Wire | Mar 26, 2015

First one-year ISS crew to launch Friday

The goal of the mission is to find out how the human body responds to a prolonged stay in space. Watch the launch, watch the arrival.

Photo credit: Mopic / Alamy/Alamy via The Guardian
Science Wire | Mar 24, 2015

Largest asteroid impact zone in Australia

Scientists believe a huge impact scar, hundreds of miles wide, came from an asteroid that broke in two moments before slamming into the central Australian outback.

Based on Hubble Space Telescope images, this frame is a portion of a map of the surface of Pluto
Credit: NASA, ESA, and M. Buie (Southwest Research Institute)
Science Wire | Mar 23, 2015

Help name features on Pluto and Charon

New Horizons spacecraft will sweep past Pluto and its moons on July 15, revealing their surface features for the first time! You’re invited to help choose names.

"Supermoon total eclipse of equinox sun on march 20, as seen from Lisbon, Portugal - Canon EOS 7D, Sigma 70_300mm 1:4-5.6 DG / black polymer sheet filter" by Henrique Feliciano Silva
Science Wire | Mar 20, 2015

See it! Best photos of March 20 solar eclipse

Awesome photos of the March 20 solar eclipse, by EarthSky Facebook and G+ friends lucky enough to see it, and kind enough to share their pics.

Artist’s conception of MAVEN’s Imaging UltraViolet Spectrograph (IUVS) observing the “Christmas Lights Aurora" on Mars. MAVEN observations show that aurora on Mars is similar to Earth’s "Northern Lights" but has a different origin.
Image credit: University of Colorado
Science Wire | Mar 18, 2015

Aurora and mysterious dust cloud around Mars

Spacecraft spies two strange phenomena in the Martian atmosphere: An unexplained high-altitude dust cloud and aurora that reaches deep into the Martian atmosphere.

Credit: Reconstruction by Marianne Collins, ArtofFact
Science Wire | Mar 18, 2015

Extinct giant lobster bigger than a human

A 480-million-year-old fossil of a gigantic sea creature is giving paleontologists insights into the ancestors of modern-day arthropods such as lobsters and scorpions.

Photo credit: © Robert Pitman 2015
Science Wire | Mar 16, 2015

1,400+ new marine creatures identified last year

A global effort to create a consolidated inventory of all existing sea life announced the results of eight years of work.

Image credit: UNH-EOS
Science Wire | Mar 12, 2015

Watch MMS spacecraft launch March 12

A stack of four identical spacecraft will study Earth’s magnetosphere – the comet-shaped magnetic shield that protects us from “space weather.” Watch the launch.

Photo credit: Mike Keeling/Flickr
Science Wire | Mar 11, 2015

Video: Cockroaches have personalities

Some are brave and some are shy.

Image credit: The Endocrine Society
Science Wire | Mar 10, 2015

This dog can smell cancer

This is Frankie, a German shepherd mix. He can sniff out thyroid cancer in patients’ urine samples with 88% accuracy, according to a new study.