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a shot of the asteroid entering the atmosphere above Brighton, England.

Asteroid Flares Out in Spectacular Light Show Over Northern Europe

Observers in northern Europe got quite a treat early...
a detailed image of the sun against a black background

Watch Part of the Sun Break Off and Swirl Around in a Vortex

These are delicate, stressful times, and I know that...
Quaoar

At Solar System’s Edge, A Dwarf Planet’s Rings Confound Scientists

In the far reaches of our solar system, scientists...
An illustration of three of Jupiter's moons: Io, Europa and Ganymede.

Jupiter Retakes Lead as Planet With the Most Known Moons

Well, it appears that Jupiter has once again outpaced...
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What Was the Strange Blue Whirlpool in the Sky Over Hawaii?

Something strange happened in the skies above Hawaii on...
space bears

Larger Than the Average Bear: A 2Km-Wide Bear Face on Mars

For centuries, mankind has pondered if there might be...
An image of Io taken by the Jovian Infrared Auroral Mapper imager.

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supernova fireworks

Supernova Fireworks: ‘I’ve Never Seen Anything Like This,’ Says Astronomer

Nearly a millennia ago, Chinese and Japanese astronomers saw...
solar flare

Solar Flares Wrack Sun’s Surface, Comms Disturbances Possible

Conditions on the surface of the sun have been...
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Green Comet To Pass Earth Later This Month

For the first time since the Ice Age, a...
solar system

Every Planet Will Be Visible In The Sky Tonight

Space junkies, rejoice! All your favorite planets will appear...
black hole eating a star

NASA Witnesses Black Hole ‘Snacking’ on a Star

NASA announced Tuesday that it observed one of the...
a photo of mars

What Does the Wind Feel Like on Mars?

The first thing you might ask yourself upon reading...
an an illustration of an asteroid against a starfield

Space Agency Issues Challenge: Find the Christmas Asteroid

Christmas is coming early for amateur astronomers. On Dec....
point nemo

The Remotest Point on Planet Earth is a Spacecraft Graveyard

No one on the planet lives within 2,688 kilometres...
orion

Spacecraft Visits Moon For First Time in 50 Years

For the first time in a half century, humankind...
an image from the Webb Telescope

A Star is Born: Webb Telescope Reveals Protostar

Space is big. Vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big. And while...

Artemis Gives View of Earth From Space Like You’ve Never Seen It

It’s official: humans have taken our first step back...
a western Australian landscape

Ancient Australian Fossils Could Help the Search for Extraterrestrial Life

A new study claims that 3.48 billion-year-old fossils in...
Drone images of an adult right whale with a blue whale calf.

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smling sun

Smiling Sun Could Make This Halloween Extra Spooky, NASA Says

The sun images released by NASA last week appeared...
brught red and yellow fish

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Planetary Defender: NASA Did Successfully Change Asteroid’s Path

Well, NASA officially needs a Captain Planet-style promo video. The...
red bull stratos

New Film Documents Historic Jump From the Edge of Space

It's been 10 years since Austrian pilot Felix Baumgartner...

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