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LOOK: NASA Unveils 'Best-Ever' Map Of Icy Moon | Mike Wall | Posted 08.24.2014 | Science

A scientist has created the best-ever global color map of Neptune's big moon Triton, using images taken by a NASA spacecraft 25 years ago. Paul Schen...

(Cosmically) Home for the Holidays (PHOTOS)

Kimberly K. Arcand | Posted 01.26.2014 | Science
Kimberly K. Arcand

Just as Holly Hunter is still really funny in Home for the Holidays no matter how many times we've seen it, our Solar System remains full of surprises and worth exploring, so we thought it was a good time to compile a list of our favorite places to visit in our cosmic home.

The Final Frontier: Beyond Our Solar System

Priyamvada Natarajan | Posted 09.23.2013 | Science
Priyamvada Natarajan

Thirty-five years on, we as humans have reached the final frontier: the edge of our solar system. The two unmanned probes Voyager 1 and Voyager 2, launched in 1977 as part of the mission to study Jupiter and Saturn, have actually exited the Solar System.

Messages From Humanity to the Cosmos

Mario Livio | Posted 11.12.2012 | Science
Mario Livio

A couple of weeks ago the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico sent a special radio signal to outer space. The idea of communicating with other cosmic beings has long fascinated humans. This was not the first time we have tried to "converse" with our presumed galactic neighbors.

Longest-Running Space Mission Reaches Major Milestone

Posted 08.21.2012 | Science

By: Megan Gannon, News Editor Published: 08/21/2012 07:54 AM EDT on The iconic Voyager 2 spacecraft celebrated its 35th birthday Mond...

"Goodbye to the Solar System," Says Voyager

Santhosh Mathew, PhD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Santhosh Mathew, PhD

Like a bottle in the cosmic ocean, the Voyager will continue to drift in the vastness for many years to come, until its radioactive heart stops beeping.