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Charon: A Dark Moon With a Dark Past

Something is rotten in the state of Charon, Pluto’s giant moon. OK maybe not rotten, exactly, but it’s just not…right.<p>Before the New Horizons spacecraft took a tour of the Pluto system in July, scientists guessed they might see a few interesting features on Charon — things like craters, and more …

NASA captures super-rare photo of a red sprite from outer space

Scientists use the term “red sprite” to describe an incredibly short but powerful electrical burst that occurs directly above active thunderstorms. …

Cassini Buzzes Saturn's Moon Dione for the Last Time

As the spacecraft nears the end of its life, it probes the secrets of Saturn's icy moon Dione for a final time.<p>PASADENA, Calif. — The Cassini …

NASA's Next Megarocket Could Launch Mission to Europa

The huge rocket NASA is developing to get astronauts to an asteroid, Mars and other distant destinations should also greatly aid robotic exploration …

Warp speed space travel a possibility thanks to Einstein's theory of relativity, astrophysicist says

Long considered a staple of science fiction, high speed space travel between galaxies — or warp speed — may actually be possible, according to …

Physics

Scientists discovered the last lake on Mars, which might be preserving ancient life

A group of three scientists says they've found the best place to look for indication of ancient life on Mars — one of the youngest lake-bearing …

Here's what would happen if the sun disappeared right now

What would happen if the sun disappeared this very second?<p>The sun is about 333,000 times the mass of Earth and produces the same amount of energy as 100 billion hydrogen bombs every second!<p>Its giant mass makes the sun the dominant gravitational force in the solar system that locks all eight planets …

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Astronomers discover the biggest thing in the Universe

There's some pretty big stuff out there in the Universe, but how big is the biggest? According to a team of Hungarian-US scientists led by Prof Lajos …

Universe

NASA testing robot with sticky gecko feet (VIDEO)

NASA, the US space agency, has equipped a climbing robot with sticky feet – a technology modeled on geckos and spiders. The robots could do repair …

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Here's How to Call the International Space Station

Last week, amateur radio enthusiast Adrian Lane sent a call signal to the International Space Station. To his shock and delight, he got a reply. He …

What's the Universe Made Of? Math, Says Scientist

BROOKLYN, N.Y. — Scientists have long used mathematics to describe the physical properties of the universe. But what if the universe itself is math? …

This isn't the only jaw-dropping light show astronauts just photographed from space

Astronauts have captured two jaw-dropping Earth-based light shows from their lofty perch in space.<p>One of them is incredibly beautiful, the other …

NASA explains why 'everything we have ever accomplished leads to this moment in time'

If you've ever wondered what drives someone to look up at the sky — or out across the sea — and say: "I want to be out there," NASA's got an answer for you.<p>"It is a drive inside each and every one of us, a drive to wonder, to push the boundaries, and to explore," a NASA video explains. It's just …

Space Science

Terrestrial Planets: Definition & Facts About the Inner Planets

Terrestrial planets are Earth-like planets (in Latin, terra means Earth) made up of rocks or metals with a hard surface — making them different from …

It's Official: The Universe Is Dying Slowly

The most comprehensive assessment of the energy output in the nearby universe reveals that today's produced energy is only about half of what it was …

NASA's Curiosity Rover Eyes Weird Rock On Mars

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity went out of its way to investigate a rock the likes of which it has never seen before on the Red Planet.<p>Measurements by …

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