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WATCH: 6 Biggest Space Science Discoveries Of 2013

Space.com | Nola Taylor Redd | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science

The year 2013 saw a wealth of discoveries, insights, and milestones that advanced the fields of astronomy and other space sciences. From extrasolar p...

Ambitious Space Mission Gets Major Vote Of Confidence

Posted 09.03.2012 | Science

By: SPACE.com Staff Published: 09/02/2012 08:53 AM EDT on SPACE.com A Dutch company that aims to land humans on Mars in 2023 as the vanguard of a pe...

CNN's Misleading Poll on Mars Rover

Staks Rosch | Posted 10.09.2012 | Science
Staks Rosch

Why hasn't CNN asked if the $670.9 billion a year in defense spending is worth the price tag? They could play this game with nearly any government program but they chose to focus their question on the small amount spent on space science.

PHOTOS: New Look At Saturn's Spectacular Rings

Posted 07.15.2012 | Science

By: Tariq Malik Published: 07/13/2012 04:24 PM EDT on SPACE.com The dazzling rings of Saturn are taking center stage in amazing new pictures snapp...

WATCH: 'MRI' Of Sun Yields Big Surprise

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 07.27.2012 | Science

The sun isn't going to start having health problems for another few billion years, but that didn't stop a team of scientists from giving it a stellar ...

Vanishing Space Dust Baffles Astronomers

| Posted 07.08.2012 | Science

By Evelyn Lamb Planetary formation may occur more quickly than previously thought.A team of researchers observed a young star surrounded by a circum...

Mars Meteorites Yield Big Surprise About Planet's Interior

Posted 06.24.2012 | Science

By: SPACE.com Staff Published: 06/23/2012 06:42 AM EDT on SPACE.com The interior of Mars holds vast reservoirs of water, with some spots apparentl...

Massive Moon Crater May Hold Ice--Or Something Else

Posted 06.21.2012 | Science

By: Charles Q. Choi Published: 06/20/2012 01:08 PM EDT on SPACE.com A crater on the moon that is a prime target for human exploration may be tanta...

Astronomers Spy Oldest Galaxy In Universe

AP | Posted 08.11.2012 | Science

HONOLULU -- A team of Japanese astronomers using telescopes on Hawaii say they've seen the oldest galaxy, a discovery that's competing with other "ear...

WATCH: Ambitious Plan To Colonize Mars

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 07.12.2012 | Science

Bored with talk about building a lunar colony? A Dutch startup that goes by the name Mars One says it will establish a colony on Mars by 2023, accordi...

Eight Astronomy Mysteries That Still Stump Scientists

Posted 06.01.2012 | Science

By: SPACE.com Staff Published: 05/31/2012 02:13 PM EDT on SPACE.com The vastness of space and the puzzling nature of the cosmic objects that occup...

Old Meteorite Reveals Clues In Red Planet Mystery

Posted 05.31.2012 | Science

By: SPACE.com Staff Published: 05/30/2012 01:17 PM EDT on SPACE.com A meteorite that fell to Earth more than 40 years ago is helping scientists un...

TONIGHT: Watch Moon, Mars Do Celestial Dance

Posted 05.28.2012 | Science

By: Joe Rao Published: 05/27/2012 07:13 AM EDT on SPACE.com Monday evening will bring us a first quarter moon, offering U.S. skywatchers a chance ...

WATCH: Dazzling New Way To Look At The Sun

Posted 05.25.2012 | Science

Incandescent. That's how NASA scientists described the sun in a new sun video released by the agency. The dazzling video features images of our sta...

TONIGHT: How To See Moon's 'Dark Side'

Posted 05.24.2012 | Science

By: Geoff Gaherty Published: 05/23/2012 04:04 PM EDT on SPACE.com Skywatchers, take note: Tonight (May 23) and tomorrow night will offer excellent...

U.S. Spaceport Site Could Fly Passengers To 'Australia In A Couple Of Hours'

Posted 05.23.2012 | Science

By: Leonard David Published: 05/23/2012 01:14 PM EDT on SPACE.com Colorado’s mile-high altitude and welcoming attitude could bring a commercial ...

WATCH: Asteroid Comes Oh-So-Close To Satellites

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 05.23.2012 | Science

Space scientists at NASA have an eye on asteroid 2012 DA14. Why? The 45-meter-wide space rock is expected to come extremely close to Earth next year--...

Star's Scorching Heat Turning Planet Into Dust, Scientists Say

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 05.20.2012 | Science

Space scientists have found a little exoplanet with some big eccentricities. The planet, detected about 1,500 light years from Earth, orbits its s...

WATCH: Zoom Over Amazing Asteroid During Surreal Sunrise

Posted 05.15.2012 | Science

Even though NASA’s Dawn spacecraft has been orbiting the asteroid Vesta since mid-2011, the rocky world still yields surprises--from its complex geo...

Missing Moon Loot Triggers Hunt By Ex-NASA Official

AP | MICHAEL GRACZYK | Posted 05.14.2012 | Science

BUFFALO, Texas -- The dark suit and tie Joe Gutheinz wore set him apart from other customers inside a Texas eatery where the usual attire is jeans and...

Far-Off Galaxies Show 'Battle' Between Black Holes, Baby Stars

Posted 05.10.2012 | Science

By: Charles Q. Choi Published: 05/09/2012 01:12 PM EDT on SPACE.com The intense energy and winds from gigantic black holes can block the birth of ...

WATCH: Dancing Water Droplets Rock Out On Space Station

Posted 05.05.2012 | Science

Watching water droplets dance is cool, but watching water droplets rock out in space is even cooler. NASA astronaut Donald R. Pettit does just that...

LOOK: Odd, Giant Lava Spirals Found On Red Planet

AP | ALICIA CHANG | Posted 04.27.2012 | Science

LOS ANGELES -- A researcher has spotted lava flows shaped like coils of rope near the equator of Mars, the first time such geologic features have been...

Sun-Like Star May Break Astronomical Record

Posted 04.27.2012 | Science

By: Denise Chow Published: 04/26/2012 05:29 PM EDT on SPACE.com A star already known to host five alien planets may actually be home to a whopping...

Scientists Solve Riddle Of Weird 'Black Mat' Formations

Posted 04.24.2012 | Science

By: Charles Choi, LiveScience Contributor Published: 04/23/2012 03:04 PM EDT on LiveScience What seemed like evidence of prehistoric cosmic impact...