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Paul Scott Anderson

How Webb will explore our own solar system

The greatly anticipated Webb telescope will be able to observe objects in our own solar system, as explained in anew NASA blog post.

InSight mission’s fate sealed by Martian dust

NASA announced on Tuesday that it is winding down the InSight lander mission on Mars, due to increasing dust on its solar panels.

New 5.0 marsquake is biggest yet detected

NASA's InSight lander has just detected the biggest marsquake so far in its mission. Insight felt "the big one," a record magnitude 5.0, on May 4, 2022.

1st UFO hearing in Congress in 50 years

Congress held first UFO hearing in over 50 years on Tuesday, May 17, 2022. It was the first such hearing since Project Blue Book. Read more here.

TESS finds 30 exocomets for Beta Pictoris

An international team of astronomers has discovered 30 exocomets orbiting the young star Beta Pictoris, 64 light-years away from Earth.

Webb fully aligned! See the new test images

NASA's Webb telescope has finished aligning all of its science instruments. The new test images are a taste of what's to come.

Mars helicopter spots rover’s landing gear debris

NASA's Mars Helicopter has sent back some incredible new photos of the backshell and parachute that helped the Perseverance rover land over a year ago.

Plate tectonics clues found in ancient crystals

A new study of ancient zircon crystals found in South Africa and other locations shows that plate tectonics on Earth began about 3.8 billion years ago.

Do Europa’s odd ridges indicate life?

Europa's odd ridges may form similarly to those in Greenland. The ridges occur over subsurface pockets of potentially habitable water in the moon's ice shell.

Do Io’s enigmatic dunes form from lava and frost?

Researchers at Rutgers say they can finally explain how Io's enigmatic dunes form, despite the moon's extremely thin atmosphere and weak winds.