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Crash! Early Collision Could Explain How Earth Kept its Carbon

The early Earth could have been hit by a Mercury-like planet embryo deep in its past, letting the planet keep hold of the carbon necessary for life, …

Was the birth of our moon more violent than we thought?

Thanks to moon rocks brought back during the Apollo missions, scientists are revising the models of how the Earth-moon system formed. And it might …

How Auroras Move in Harmony with Magnetic Field Motion

In a new study published in <i>Nature Physics</i> on Monday, NASA scientists illustrate a better understanding of how Earth’s magnetic field affects the …

Moon rocks may have misled asteroid bombardment dating

A barrage of rocks hitting the solar system 3.9 billion years ago could have dramatically reshaped Earth’s geology and atmosphere. But some of the …

2016 September 14 - The North and South of Jupiter

<b>The North and South of Jupiter</b> <b><br>Image Credit:</b> NASA, JPL, Juno Mission<p><b>Explanation:</b> A wide, looping orbit brought Juno close to Jupiter on August 27. As …

Astronomy

Fighting Cancer with Space Research

<b>JPL and National Cancer Institute Renew Big Data Partnership</b><p>Every day, NASA spacecraft beam down hundreds of petabytes of data, all of which has to …

Here's what the weather is like on Jupiter, where violent storms are routine

When it comes to weather patterns, Jupiter is also an exercise in extremes. The planet experiences storms that can grow to thousands of kilometers in diameter in the space of a few hours. The planet also experiences windstorms, lightning, and auroras in some areas. In fact, the weather on Jupiter …

Studies Find Echoes of Black Holes Eating Stars

Supermassive black holes, with their immense gravitational pull, are notoriously good at clearing out their immediate surroundings by eating nearby …

Astronaut shares stunning photos of Earth from space

NASA astronaut Jeff Williams spent 534 days in space, setting a new record for the space agency. While there, Williams snapped pictures of earth from his own 'bird's eye view'.<p>And the photos are out of this world!<p>He shared his enthusiasm about sharing his time in space via photography in a NASA …

AOL

Astronomers capture best view ever of disintegrating comet

<b>NASA, ESA and David Jewitt/UCLA</b><p>Images of comet 332P breaking apart, captured by the Hubble Space Telescope.<p>Astronomers have captured the sharpest, …

Staring at Saturn

Photojournal: PIA21047<p>NASA's Cassini spacecraft stared at Saturn for nearly 44 hours on April 25­ to 27, 2016, to obtain this movie showing just over …

X-Rays From Pluto, Charon’s Weird Red Spot Examined In New Studies

It’s been over a year since NASA’s New Horizons flew by Pluto, snapping high-resolution photos of the dwarf planet and its largest moon Charon. In …