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Wake up early to see 5 planets align for the first time since 2005

Early morning risers will be treated to a celestial surprise for the next couple weeks, weather permitting.<p>Starting on Jan. 20, five bright planets — …

Turns Out Our Solar System Might Have A 9th Planet After All

Sorry, Pluto.<p>Good news, everyone: Our solar system likely has nine planets again, so there’s no reason to forget that number you learned in grade school. The bad news is is that the ninth planet still isn’t Pluto. Instead it’s an entirely new planet, according to a team of astronomers from Caltech …

Earth Art: NASA ‘artist’ stuns Twitter with Sahara Desert pics taken from space (PHOTOS)

NASA’s Scott Kelly, who moved to space for a year, has posted new jaw-dropping pictures – this time of the mysterious and wild Sahara Desert. These …

China’s Cloud City And Eight Other Unbelievable (But Totally Explainable) Phenomenons

A mysterious city in the clouds showed up over Foshan in the Guangdong province and the Jiangxi province in China this weekend, and everyone pretty much freaked out. While it is fun to speculate about mystical cities, the mirage was chalked up to a Fata Morgana, with physics winning out instead of …

Evidence of liquid water found on Mars

<b>Nasa's Curiosity rover has found that water can exist as a liquid near the Martian surface.</b><p>Mars should be too cold to support liquid water at the surface, but salts in the soil lower its freezing point - allowing briny films to form.<p>The results lend credence to a theory that dark streaks seen on …

Geoscience

Watch SpaceX try to land a rocket on a floating platform Saturday

SpaceX has rescheduled its attempt to land a rocket on a floating platform for early Saturday, Jan. 10., the company has announced.<p>The mission was …

Six science stories we can't wait to follow in 2015

Some serious groundwork has been laid. Some amazing instruments are turning on. Some incredible destinations are in sight. If you ask us, 2015 is going to be an awesome year in science.<p>From solar system exploration to new adventures in particle physics to the possible defeat of a microscopic foe, …

Saturn

Learn more about the sixth planet in our solar system and its rings.<p>Saturn was the most distant of the five planets known to the ancients. In 1610, Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei was the first to gaze at Saturn through a telescope. To his surprise, he saw a pair of objects on either side of the …

Astronomy

What it took for Elon Musk’s SpaceX to disrupt Boeing, leapfrog NASA, and become a serious space company

<i>This story has been corrected.</i><p>The Space Exploration Technology rocket factory is a large, white hangar-like building near Los Angeles international airport, with a parking lot filled with late-model motorcycles and Tesla electric cars. The vast metal structure once churned out 747 fuselages for …

Space Travel