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Paul Scott Anderson

Dark matter halos missing in Fornax Cluster

A new study suggests dwarf galaxies in the Fornax cluster lack dark matter halos. This finding challenges the cosmological Standard Model.

Wow! See a galactic collision in stunning detail

Astronomers using the Gemini North telescope in Hawaii have captured a stunning new image of a galactic collision of 2 galaxies 60 million light-years away.

Mars Sample Return mission steps forward

The Mars Sample Return mission is changing a bit, including the addition of 2 new Mars helicopters. It will bring the 1st-ever Mars samples to Earth in 2033.

Robots to robot: ‘Happy birthday, Curiosity!’

Robots to robot: Happy birthday! Today over 100,000 robotic lawn mowers will "sing" Happy Birthday to the Curiosity rover on Mars. You can participate!

Freshwater plesiosaur fossils spark Loch Ness Monster questions

Scientists have discovered the 1st freshwater plesiosaur fossils, in an ancient riverbed in Morocco.

Weird ocean holes are an unsolved mystery

Scientists with NOAA Ocean Exploration say they found weird ocean holes on the Atlantic seafloor while exploring an underwater volcano. What made them?

Enceladus’ ocean not too salty for life

A new study shows that the subsurface ocean on Enceladus is less salty than oceans on Earth. This bolsters the chances of Enceladus' ocean supporting life.

See Mars’ Grand Canyon in stunning new photos

ESA's Mars Express orbiter has taken some stunning new images of Mars' Grand Canyon, Valles Marineris. It is the largest canyon system in the solar system.

Why aren’t Jupiter’s rings glorious, like Saturn’s?

Jupiter's rings are not nearly as dramatic as Saturn's. Why? A new study says that the planet's 4 largest moons are to blame.

Why do corals glow? To lure their prey

Why do corals glow? Researchers in Israel and the U.S. say they use fluorescent colors to attract prey like plankton, solving a long-standing aquatic mystery.