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March 20 eclipse and the Saros

There are currently 40 different Saros series in progress, each with its own assigned number. The total solar eclipse of March 20, 2015 belongs to …

NASA Probe Reaches Orbit Around Dwarf Planet

<b>Updated at 9:45 a.m. ET.</b><p>This morning, a plucky NASA spacecraft has entered the orbit of one of the oddest little worlds in our solar system.<p>Ceres is round like a planet, but really small. Its total surface would cover just a third of the United States.<p>It was discovered in 1801 by the Italian monk …

Astronomy

NASA Wants To Send A Nuclear Submarine To Saturn's Moon Titan

Nothing says "we come in peace" like a military spaceplane delivering a nuclear sub<p>There are places beyond the reach of NASA’s current army of robot space explorers. Impressive and capable as Curiosity and other land rovers are, they’d be pretty useless in the liquid hydrocarbon lakes of Saturn’s …

Moths evade enemy sonar with a flick of the tail - Futurity

Camouflage and mimicry won't fool a predator that uses echolocation, like the brown bat. Luna moths have a different trick for evading sonar.