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This map shows the rover's entire traverse from landing to that point. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS/NMMNHS
Science Wire | May 18, 2015

Video: First marathon on Mars

On Earth, a fast runner takes a few hours to complete a marathon. On Mars, it took the Opportunity rover 11 years. New short video on Opportunity’s marathon trek.

Science Wire | May 14, 2015

New Horizons’ first photos of Pluto’s smallest moons

With its close encounter with Pluto still two months away, New Horizons’ powerful camera has caught a glimpse of tiny moons Kerberos and Styx!

Rambo fires the red shutter release with a tentacle.
Science Wire | May 12, 2015

If you give an octopus a camera

… she’s going to want to take a picture. An octopus at a New Zealand aquarium trains a camera on visiting tourists.

The Andromeda Galaxy with two of its satellite galaxies, via Wikimedia Commons.  Click here to expand.
Science Wire | May 12, 2015

Gargantuan gas halo around Andromeda galaxy

A dark halo of gas that envelopes our neighboring Andromeda galaxy is 1,000 times more massive than previously measured and stretches halfway to the Milky Way.

Image via Shutterstock
Science Wire | May 09, 2015

Asteroids and comets seed exoplanets with water

Earth’s water likely came from asteroids and/or comets. New research suggests that small bodies in distant solar systems carry water to their planets, too.

Science Wire | May 08, 2015

What is a dwarf planet?

You’ll know in 60 seconds. New Space Shorts video from NASA.

Science Wire | May 07, 2015

Watch octopus squeeze through tiny hole

It’s just cool, that’s all. Watch this 40-second video of an octopus squeezing through a tiny hole to escape a box.

Image credit: NASA/JPL
Science Wire | May 06, 2015

Atmospheric carbon dioxide hits record high

The global average concentration of the greenhouse gas surpassed 400 parts per million in March for the first time since record-keeping began.

Dust storm approaching Stratford, Texas. Image credit: NOAA George E Marsh Album
Science Wire | May 06, 2015

Warm oceans triggered US Dust Bowl

Ocean hot spots in the Atlantic and Pacific were drivers of the hottest summers on record for the central U.S. in 1934 and 1936, suggest new study.

April 28, 2015.  Image credit: NASA
Science Wire | May 04, 2015

Tonga’s newest island: Before and after views

Last December, an undersea volcano exploded to life in the Polynesian island kingdom of Tonga. The eruption created a new island.