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Paul Scott Anderson

Missing impact debris mystery solved?

Where is the missing impact debris from the early solar system? A new study says it was probably vaporized into gas that subsequently escaped the solar system.

Blue and Gold orbiters bound for Mars in 2024

NASA's 2 Blue and Gold orbiters are part of the coming Mars ESCAPADE mission, which has now passed its final review. It'll launch to Mars in October 2024.

Success! 1st Martian rock cored by Perseverance

NASA's Perseverance rover has successfully cored its first rock on Mars. The good news comes after an earlier attempt failed in early August. The core sample will be stored onboard the rover for later return to Earth by a future mission.

Mars ice is dusty and could melt, study says

Researchers at two universities in the U.S. have found that dusty ice on Mars may melt just below the surface. The liquid water produced could potentially support microscopic life.

Hycean planets might be habitable ocean worlds

Hycean planets are huge, hot worlds covered by oceans, with thick hydrogen atmospheres. They might be key to discovering life beyond Earth.

Meet the 2 reddest asteroids in the asteroid belt

Astronomers have discovered two asteroids in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter that are much redder than the others. The researchers say they likely migrated inward from the outer reaches of the solar system.

Ceres’ icy crust excavated by impacts

Scientists have found evidence that fragments of Ceres' icy crust are sitting on the surface of the dwarf planet. They were exposed by impacts from asteroids or other rocky debris. For scientists, the finding provides new clues about the interior and evolution of this enigmatic world.

A black hole with rings: V404 Cygni

Huge rings of dust were discovered by astronomers around the black hole V404 Cygni in 2015. The rings are only visible in X-ray images.

NASA’s Juno mission celebrates 10 years

NASA's Juno mission to Jupiter is now in its 10th year. To celebrate, the team has released a new infrared image of Jupiter's largest moon Ganymede.

Red dwarf planets may be safe from superflares

Planets orbiting red dwarf stars could still be habitable despite superflares of intense radiation coming from the stars. It all has to do with the direction the flares are erupting in.

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