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'Waves' detected on Titan moon’s lakes

<b>Scientists believe they have detected the first liquid waves on the surface of another world.</b><p>The signature of isolated ripples was observed in a sea called Punga Mare on the surface of Saturn's moon Titan.<p>However, these seas are filled not with water, but with hydrocarbons like methane and …

Astronomy

'One of the Greatest Discoveries in the History of Science' Hasn't Been Peer-Reviewed—Does It Matter?

How scientific communication is evolving in the age of the Internet<p>Big scientific discoveries—the kind that shift our view of the world and our place within it—don’t come along very often.<p>This week, though, one did.<p>It's a process that is purposely inefficient, one meant to distinguish scientific …

Behold This Amazing Moon Map

Cartographers and aspiring astronauts alike, check this out. NASA has released a free online high-resolution map of the moon's north pole.<p>As our friends over at <i>Popular Science</i> report, NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter started compiling the images to make the map back in 2009. Now, 10,581 images …

Astronomy

Extinct Porpoise Found to Be First Mammal With Major Underbite

Elongated lower jaw may have helped extinct porpoise probe the seafloor for food.<p>Talk about a jaw-dropping specimen: An extinct California porpoise was found to have a lower jaw extending well beyond the upper, the first known example of a mammal with a big underbite.<p>The fossilized porpoise, which …

India plans mission to the Sun

India's Mangalyaan spacecraft is on its way to Mars, but the county is already planning its next major space exploration mission.<p>The country visited …

Mapping Voyager 1's Incredible 36-Year Trek Through Space

It's a hard knock life for a planetary probe. Launched Sept. 5, 1977, the stalwart Voyager 1 spacecraft has been Earth's most distant ambassador …

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