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Cassini's Last Days at Saturn Will be Science Gold

Next year, the prolific NASA spacecraft will take a suicidal plunge into the gas giant's atmosphere, but before it dies, the mission has a lot of …

10 Examples of Spectacular Astrophotography from Joe Scott & Jack Scott-Gardner

Anyone who had the good fortune of traveling to New Zealand knows that it’s a spectacular place to photograph, with dramatic mountains, a stunning …

Supersized! Supermoon will be biggest in nearly 70 years

A record-breaking supermoon will brighten the night sky Sunday and Monday.<p>Not only will it be the closest full moon of the year, NASA said, it will be the closest since 1948 — which is still the last time the Cleveland Indians won the World Series. The full moon won't travel so near to Earth again …

China Long March 5 Rocket Makes Maiden Launch, Bringing Space Station Dreams Closer

In another step toward realizing its ambitious plan to establish a space station, China launched its heavy-lift Long March 5 rocket from the Wenchang …

Astronomers Have a New Explanation For How The Moon Was Formed

And how it got its weird tilt.<p>The most popular hypothesis for how our Moon came to be is the giant impact hypothesis: the idea that a Mars-sized …

Astronomy

The most incredible pictures of every planet in our solar system

Each and every planet—and one dwarf planet—in our solar system, represented with the single best image ever taken of it. Say hello to our neighbors.<p>Updated:<p>Captured with NASA's Messenger spacecraft in 2011, this image of Mercury shows the tiny, hot planet's many craters, named after writers, …

New Horizons Photographs Nix And Hydra, 2 Of Pluto's Tiny Moons

That's three moons down, two to go<p>Earlier this month, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft captured the best-ever photos of Pluto and its largest moon Charon. Now, exactly 85 years after the discovery of the dwarf planet, NASA announced the mission got close enough to spy two more of Pluto’s moons: Nix …

Pluto And Ceres May Become Planets Again Soon

This year's missions to the outer solar system are set to shake up the planetary family tree<p>Ceres is the largest object in the asteroid belt, and NASA’s Dawn spacecraft will arrive at this dwarf planet on March 6, 2015.<p>Pluto is the largest object in the Kuiper belt, and NASA’s New Horizons …

Second Bright Spot Is Further Evidence That Ceres Is A Death Star

Clearly its planet-destroying superlaser is just firing up<p>You can’t trick us, Ceres. Out there in the asteroid belt, in the dark space between Mars and Jupiter, you’ve been keeping secrets. Scientists thought your shiny white spot was probably some kind of ice or a glassy deposit from a volcanic …

8 Surprising Things We Might Find On Ceres

Who knows what might be lurking on this weird, tiny space rock<p>When NASA’s Dawn mission gets to Ceres on March 6, it’ll be our first up-close look at a dwarf planet. The spacecraft will spend the next year or so orbiting this big rock, snapping photos, scanning its interior, and trying to make sense …