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November 16, 2015

construction begins on the giant magellan telescope

You can get a great view of the stars in the Atacama Desert in Chile. There’s seldom a rain cloud in the sky (it’s one of […]
November 16, 2015

How the Sun stole Mars' atmosphere

The solar wind has made Mars a cold desert, and a tougher environment for would-be colonists. Alan Duffy explains the latest research. Four billion years ago, […]
November 16, 2015

NASA scientists shocked by what they found on Pluto’s surface

As more New Horizons photos arrive on Earth, NASA scientists are perpetually stunned by the amazing new information they reveal. NASA recently released a stunning “psychedelic” […]
November 15, 2015

Mars may be tearing its moon apart — and they could be on a collision course as a result

Mars and its moon Phobos are super close — physically, at least. Phobos is just 3,700 miles from the surface of Mars, over 60 times closer […]
November 15, 2015

Video shot from a plane captures fiery demise of 'UFO' space junk

For more than a month now, space-watchers have been anticipating the collision of a mysterious unidentified flying object with Earth, or at least with Earth’s atmosphere. […]
November 15, 2015

10 stunning space missions you've never heard of

2015 has been a great year for space exploration. Astronomers landed the Philae probe on a comet, the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter found water, and we got our first-ever photographs […]
November 14, 2015

The biggest 'Star Wars' spoiler yet: That's no moon in 'Force Awakens'

Lest there be any doubt that J.J. Abrams is doing his best to echo the style of the original Star Wars trilogy, there’s no larger example — literally […]
November 14, 2015

NASA reviews progress of habitat development for deep-space exploration

A November meeting of the Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate (HEOMD) Advanced Exploration Systems division has discussed the progress made in Fiscal Year 2015 and […]
November 13, 2015

Space junk WT1190F is hitting Earth Today: How you can see the collision live

A mysterious piece of space junk that could possibly be a remnant of an old Apollo-era rocket will be hitting the Earth today. The debris, dubbed WT1190F, […]