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A new super-Earth may orbit the star next door loading...
A new super-Earth may orbit the star next door
Subtle shifts in the motion of the nearby star Proxima Centauri suggest that it may host not one but two alien worlds
First Active Fault Zone Found On Mars loading...
First Active Fault Zone Found On Mars
Rumbling quakes on the red planet have been traced back to Cerberus Fossae, suggesting this geologically young region is still alive and cracking.
New Kind Of Alien Mineral Created On Earth loading...
New Kind Of Alien Mineral Created On Earth
The discovery is helping researchers understand what might linger on the bizarre surface of Saturn's moon Titan.
The Sun Keeps Getting Stranger, Dive-Bombing Solar Probe Shows loading...
The Sun Keeps Getting Stranger, Dive-Bombing Solar Probe Shows
Initial results from the Parker Solar Probe deliver new clues to our star's big mysteries—along with some unanticipated observations.
See Our Favourite Space Pictures From 2019 loading...
See Our Favourite Space Pictures From 2019
Exploding stars, a gargantuan black hole, and a plethora of planets feature among our picks for the most amazing cosmic images of the year.
Mysterious Oxygen Spike Seen On Mars Puzzles Scientists loading...
Mysterious Oxygen Spike Seen On Mars Puzzles Scientists
The discovery showcases some of the chemical enigmas we need to untangle for future Mars missions to properly search for life.
Interstellar Space Even Weirder Than Expected, NASA Probe Reveals loading...
Interstellar Space Even Weirder Than Expected, NASA Probe Reveals
The spacecraft is just the second ever to venture beyond the boundary that separates us from the rest of the galaxy.
First All-Woman Space Walk Puts Spotlight On Spacesuit Design loading...
First All-Woman Space Walk Puts Spotlight On Spacesuit Design
The record-setting event serves as a reminder that spacesuits of the future need to work for a wider range of bodies than previously anticipated.
Discovery Of 20 New Moons Gives Saturn A Solar System Record loading...
Discovery Of 20 New Moons Gives Saturn A Solar System Record
With its newfound companions, Saturn nudges out Jupiter as the planet with the most known moons in our cosmic neighbourhood.
Mysterious Magnetic Pulses Discovered On Mars loading...
Mysterious Magnetic Pulses Discovered On Mars
The nighttime events are among initial results from the InSight lander, which also found hints that the red planet may host a global reservoir of liquid water deep below the surface.
Heavy-Metal Space Volcanoes May Have Forged Gem-Studded Meteorites loading...
Heavy-Metal Space Volcanoes May Have Forged Gem-Studded Meteorites
The tumult of the early solar system may have been even more metal than astronomers realised, a new theory suggests.
Bizarre Comet From Another Star System Just Spotted loading...
Bizarre Comet From Another Star System Just Spotted
Discovered by an amateur astronomer, the inbound object is only the second of its kind yet detected.

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