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After more than three centuries, scientists say they have figured out why pendulum clocks...
Dramatic photos of Earth from space are nothing new, but few are as dramatic as this. NASA's Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) satellite has captured its first photo to show the entire sunlit side of the Earth.
The space agency called the eye-popping image "EPIC" -- a...
Hungry for more about Pluto? No worries. Today NASA scientists served up another helping of photos and scientific findings from the New Horizons spacecraft, which made its historic flyby of the far-flung dwarf planet on July 14.
What will we see today? Scroll down to find out.
Pluto's moon Nix. It's about 25 miles across.
Graphic showing concentrated region of carbon monoxide.
Icy, frozen plains on Pluto.
Icy plains of Pluto
Frozen plains of Pluto--vast and craterless. Similar surfaces can be seen on glaciers here on Earth.
Section of Pluto's surface showing newly named mountains.
“We know the atmosphere is nitrogen,” New Horizons co-investigator Fran Bagenal, said of Pluto. Pluto has a tail of charged...
Astronomers may have just solved a mystery 10 billion years in the making.
It has to do with so-called "blue hook" stars, which have less than half the mass of the sun but burn 10 times hotter and are far more luminous. No one was ever able to explain...
Le rover Curiosity aurait photographié une pyramide bien spéciale sur Mars, ou du moins, c'est ce que plusieurs adeptes des mystères font valoir.
NASA's Curiosity rover has photographed a pyramid on Mars--at least that's what some paranormal enthusiasts seem to think.
There's not much in the way of plot, and the images are badly pixelated. But two new videos from NASA's New Horizons mission are thrilling anyway. The brief animations--the mission's first color movies--show the complex "orbital dance" of Pluto and its biggest moon, Charon.
One of the videos...
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With help from giant telescopes on the ground and in space, astronomers have detected what may be some of the first stars ever to have formed in the universe.
The massive blue stars were observed in a number of young and very bright galaxies, including one dubbed...
Step aside, Sunita Williams. Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti has set a new record for the longest uninterrupted stint in space by a woman--as well as the longest such stint by any ESA astronaut.
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Cristoforetti, 38, who is scheduled to return to Earth...
NASA has released a dramatic new video of the dwarf planet Ceres (above).
The black-and-white animation lets viewers fly around the mysterious orb from an altitude of 8,400 miles, compressing the nine-hour Cererian day into 75 seconds. It was assembled from 80 images taken by the space agency's Dawn spacecraft.
"We used a three-dimensional terrain model that we had produced based on the images acquired so far," Ralf Jaumann, a Dawn team member with the German Aerospace Center in Berlin, said in a written statement. "They will become increasingly detailed as the mission progresses--with each additional orbit bringing us closer to the surface."
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Diagram showing path taken by Dawn spacecraft.
Just don't believe everything you see in the video, which was posted to YouTube on June 8, 2015: NASA doubled the vertical dimension and added a star field in the background.
Dawn was launched in 2007. It spent 14 months studying the rocky protoplanet Vesta before entering orbit around Ceres on March 6, 2015.
A startling new photograph of Mars shows beautiful blue pools of water just right for a refreshing swim--or so it seems.
In fact, the blue regions in the image--which was taken by the European Space Agency's Mars Express orbiter--are dark...
Será que algo tão simples como mudar o formato do copo pode evitar que as pessoas bebam demais?
Uma nova pesquisa realizada na Inglaterra sugere que as pessoas bebem mais devagar quando a bebida é servida em copos com lados retos do que quando se usam copos com lados...
What did the solar system look like in its early days, and exactly how did it evolve? No one knows for sure, because no one was around billions of years ago to snap a photo or watch the action unfold.
But astronomers are crowing about the recent...