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A Short History of Epically Destroying Spacecraft in the Name of Science
Cassini isn't the first space probe to go out in a blaze of glory—and it won't be the last.
September 15, 2017
A View of Saturn's Rings From the Inside, Courtesy of Cassini
The 20-year-old satellite is still sending back images during its swan dive into the planet's atmosphere.
September 05, 2017
Neptune's New Surprise Storm Is Nearly as Big as Earth
The ice giant's atmosphere is pretty chaotic.
August 04, 2017
There Are Giant Standing Waves in Venus's Atmosphere
Something's in the air on our closest neighbor.
July 25, 2017
A Large Asteroid Impact Might Explain Mars' Geological Nuttiness
Computer models suggest it was big enough to form the planet's two moons.
July 18, 2017
Jupiter's Great Red Spot Just Got Its Close-Up
NASA's Juno spacecraft got within 5,600 miles of the Earth-sized storm.
July 13, 2017
Found: The Smallest Star Ever Observed
It's about as small as a star can be.
July 12, 2017
NASA's About to Get Very, Very Close to the 'Eye of Jupiter'
The Juno spacecraft will fly within 2,200 miles of the Great Red Spot.
July 10, 2017
Uranus's Strange Magnetic Field Cartwheels Around All Willy-Nilly
Scientists call it a "geometric nightmare."
June 26, 2017
Medieval Scholars Believed in the Possibility of Parallel Universes
A 13th-century conflict between faith and science ultimately led to a surprising outcome: a medieval multiverse theory.
June 20, 2017
Anstruther Model Solar System
Bronze plates placed around this Scottish fishing village form a true-scale model of the solar system.
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Jupiter Is Even Weirder Than We Thought
Thanks to Juno, textbooks are going to need an overhaul.
May 26, 2017
The Largest Centaur in the Solar System Has Rings
That's the minor planet, not the mythical creature.
April 28, 2017
A Distant Orb Named DeeDee Is Reigniting the Planet Definition Debate
If Pluto and DeeDee aren't planets, then maybe Earth isn't either.
April 26, 2017
One of the only spherical 19th century gas containers left today.
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Found: Evidence That a Saturnine Moon Could Support Life
NASA discovered some hydrogen.
April 14, 2017
A Newly Identified, Tightly Packed Solar System Harbors the Best-Ever Possibility For Alien Life
"Questions about 'are we alone?' are being answered as we speak," said one researcher this afternoon.
February 22, 2017
What We Can Learn From Pluto's Icy Heart
The celestial snowball's most stunning feature might be cold, but it sure isn't dead.
February 17, 2017
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