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Astrobiology

One Less "Possibility of Life"?

Just because Saturn's moon Enceladus has active geysers doesn't mean it harbors alien life. That's the take-home message from an upcoming scientific paper.

Solar System

Risky Business

Two American collectors manage — barely — to get in and out of Colombia with fragments from a fresh meteorite fall.

Solar System

Do Sunspots Cycles Forecast the Rain?

A team of researchers claim that sunspot activity might accurately forecast rain in Africa.

Solar System

Do Sunspots Forecast the Rain?

A team of researchers claim that sunspot activity might accurately forecast rain in Africa.

Spacecraft and Space Missions

Phoenix Heads to Mars

Rising from the ashes of a mission to Mars that disappeared without a trace in 1999, the Phoenix spacecraft is on its way to the Red Planet.

Spacecraft and Space Missions

Understanding Saturn's G Ring

Astronomers might have found the source for Saturn's mysterious G ring.

Pro-Am Collaboration

Comet Discoverers Awarded

This year's Edgar Wilson Award went to three unique amateur comet discoverers.

Spacecraft and Space Missions

Is a New Moon News?

Thanks to the latest find by the Cassini spacecraft, we now know that Saturn has 60 satellites circling it.

Spacecraft and Space Missions

The End of the Rovers?

The dust clouds on Mars are blocking out so much sunlight that the Mars Exploration Rovers may not survive until the storm blows over.

Solar System

The Walnut-Shaped Moon

Scientists now think they know why Saturn's moon Iapetus has its distinctive nutty character.

Solar System

Ice Volcanoes Everywhere?

Pluto's largest moon, Charon, might be the latest solar system body with active geysers on its surface.

Solar System

A Ringside View of Uranus

Astronomers have assembled an armada of telescopes to observe Uranus in a way that hasn't been possible since the 1960s.

Spacecraft and Space Missions

Martian Dustup Has an Impact

As a storm rages in Mars's atmosphere, two rovers on the surface and three orbiters above wait for the dust to settle.

Spacecraft and Space Missions

Mars Pole Bound — Again

NASA is set to launch its latest Mars mission, the Phoenix lander, as early as August 3rd.

Solar System

Dawn's Liftoff Delayed to September

When delays narrowed the spacecraft's July launch window to just a few days, NASA managers decide to wait two months.

Solar System

Return of the Sponge Moon

Back in 2005 we reported why Hyperion had a sponge-like appearance. Turns out that our old story is dead wrong!

Spacecraft and Space Missions

Let's Hope Dawn Doesn't Break!

When NASA's Dawn spacecraft leaves Earth behind on Sunday, it'll begin an 8-year asteroid-hopping adventure.

Spacecraft and Space Missions

What a Difference a Decade Makes

It's been a decade since Mars Pathfinder touched the surface of Mars and heralded a new era of Martian exploration.

Ceres in cutaway

Solar System

Ceres: The Wet Look

Mounting evidence suggests that the largest asteroid is hiding a large cache of water ice beneath its surface.

ACME Mapper

Solar System

Out of Reach

Some things to look at and think about while this blogger is away.

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