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See What the Huygens Spacecraft Saw When it Landed on Saturn's Moon

Scientists used images from the probe to recreate its descent onto Titan.<p>Perhaps the most exciting part of the Cassini spacecraft's 12-and-a-half years orbiting Saturn was back in December 2004, when the mothership deposited the European Space Agency's Huygens probe. Twenty days later, in January …

Record Supermoon and 9 More Can't-Miss Sky Events in November

Starstruck<p>Get ready to see lunar pairings, meteor showers, and more this month.<p>The coming month brings the roaring lion of meteor displays, dazzling planets, and plenty more reasons to look up at the night sky. You’ll even have the chance to catch the most impressive supermoon in nearly seven …

Astronomy

See Mars' frigid south pole in new orbiter image

Mars is known for its reddish hue, but not everything on the planet falls into line with that color scheme. The European Space Agency released a new look at Mars on Monday that shows the planet's startlingly white south pole contrasting with its dusky red landscape.<p>The photo comes from the ESA's …

NASA’s Bold Plan to Hunt for Fossils on Mars

A rover headed for the red planet will perform an unprecedented search for rocky remnants of dead Martians—so where should we send it?<p>Nearly four billion years ago, when Earth was coming alive, Mars was gradually choking to death. The thick atmosphere that had warmed the red planet was leaking into …

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Earth - There is a huge 'monolith' on Phobos, one of Mars's moons

"When people find out about that they are going to say, 'Who put that there? Who put that there?'"<p>These are the words of Buzz Aldrin, the second man to walk on the Moon, in 2009. He was talking about a peculiar and solitary large rock, a monolith, that sits on the surface of the Martian moon Phobos.<p>…

Lunar Eclipses: 2021 - 2030

Fred Espenak<p>A concise summary of all lunar eclipses from 2021 through 2030 is presented in the table below. The first column gives the <b>Calendar Date</b> …

Explore the North Poles of Our Solar System

As Juno gets up-close and personal with Jupiter's north pole, what have we learned about the poles of the planets and moons?<p>We've been lucky enough …

Jeff Bezos unveils the design of Blue Origin's future orbital rocket — the New Glenn

He says it will fly before the end of the decade<p>Blue Origin CEO Jeff Bezos has unveiled the name and look of the company’s future rocket, which will be capable of launching payloads — and people — into orbit around Earth. The rocket is named the New Glenn, after John Glenn — the first US astronaut …

Space Travel

Scientists are trying to figure out what it feels like to die

My mother and I sat across from the hospice nurse in my parents' Colorado home. It was 2005, and my mother had reached the end of treatments for metastatic breast cancer. A month or two earlier, she'd been able to take the dog for daily walks in the mountains and travel to Australia with my father. …

Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong compares Trump to Hitler

Billie Joe Armstrong joins the list of folks who have compared Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump to Hitler.<p>In an interview with <i>Kerrang</i>, …

10 Beaches Around the Globe You Need to Know About

Costa Rica<p>Arco Beach<p>Costa Rica has lots of popular beaches and is well known for its surf spots — but even this tourist hotspot still has a charming …

Costa Rica

Google boasts quantum computing breakthrough with first display of real-world use

Scientists team up with Google to demonstrate one of the first real-world uses for quantum computers.<p>US and UK scientists have teamed up with Google …

This chart shows the planets that are most likely to support life

NASA's Kepler space telescope has already found thousands of planets outside our solar system. Some of these "exoplanets" are huge gas giants like Jupiter or small hellholes like Venus, but a few might have environments similar to Earth. And where we find Earth-like conditions, we just might find …

World going to hell? Here are the Solar System’s five most livable places

Ars provides a guide to the best spots for DIY off-world colonists.<p>In the year 2016 one might be forgiven for thinking the world is going to hell. …