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Martian Methane Mystery

Three teams find a new gas in Mars's atmosphere that may be indicative of life.

Celestial News & Events

A Disturbance In Jupiter's Clouds

A new, 40°-long, diffuse blue feature is currently visible at the interface between Jupiter's South Equatorial Belt and the Equatorial Zone.

Celestial News & Events

A Faint Southern-Sky Visitor

Although likely never brighter than 9th magnitude, Comet C/2002 O7 passes by some interesting sights during its tour of the southern sky.

Celestial News & Events

The Changing Face of Comet Encke

For Northern Hemisphere observers, this will be Comet Encke's closest approach to Earth since November 1838.

Celestial News & Events

Two Comets in 2004

A pair of comets will grace the evening sky in May; Southern Hemisphere observers will have fine views of both.

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Faulkes Telescope Project Launched

A man with a vision. British entrepreneur Dill Faulkes holds a scale model of one of the twin 2-meter-aperture telescopes his educational trust helped fund. Through the Faulkes Telescopes Project, UK schoolchildren now have access to professional-grade robotic telescopes.Courtesy PPARC. Last March 16th the IMAX Theatre of London's Science Museum…

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Asteroid 2004 FH's Record Flyby

Right on schedule, asteroid 2004 FH made its dramatic pass about 42,700 kilometers (26,500 miles) above the Earth's surface on March 18, 2004.

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Sundials Unite Mars and Earth

The Planetary Society is getting volunteers worldwide to build sundials that echo the ones NASA has placed on Mars.

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Mars's Air Up There

By looking to the sky, the Mars Exploration Rovers hope to answer many lingering questions about the red planet's weather.

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Stardust's Precious Comet Cargo

The Stardust spacecraft is coming home after collecting samples from Comet Wild 2.

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Far-Flung Planetoid Shatters Distance Record

The discovery of an ice world more than twice as far from the Sun as Pluto may change thinking about how the solar system formed.

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Small Asteroid Makes Closest Known Flyby

It may be no bigger than a small office building, but asteroid 2004 FH's close brush with Earth on March 18, 2004, definitely got astronomers' attention.

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Follow the Hematite

Astronomers now know the source of the hematite in Meridiani Planum.

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A Light Echo Revisited

The light pulse from a stellar flare has lit the surrounding gas in majestic colors.

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Gloves Come Off in Fight to Save Hubble

Both houses of Congress are now battling NASA and the Bush administration over the future of the Hubble Space Telescope.

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Astronomers, Journalists Glimpse Universe's Past, Hubble's Future

Hubble's deepest-yet image comes amid uncertainty about the space telescope's future.

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Astro Images in the News:
Opportunity Catches Martian Moon Transits

A Mars rover images a Martian moon crossing the disk of the Sun.

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Hubble's Deepest View Yet

Astronomers have combined more than XX00 images from the Hubble Space Telescope to produce it's most detailed image so far.

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Redshift Record Smashed Again

Astronomers have used a gravitational lens to view a baby galaxy 96.5 percent of the way back to the Big Bang.