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NASAs Opportunity Mars rover, which landed on the red planet nearly eight years ago, has discovered a mineral vein that was almost certainly deposited by water billions of years ago.
12/08/2011 12:15 pm
NASA's Kepler deep space probe has found a planet, similar to Earth, that orbits a bright star like the sun.
12/05/2011 03:14 pm
All large galaxies are thought to harbor super-massive black holes at their hearts that contain millions to billions of times the mass of our sun. Until now, the largest black hole known was a mammoth dwelling in the giant elliptical galaxy Messier 87. Now research suggests black holes in two nearby galaxies are even bigger.
12/05/2011 12:32 pm
Extrasolar planet discoveries have boosted by 50 percent the number of known planets orbiting massive stars. Extrasolar planets are those outside of our solar system.
12/05/2011 10:13 am
On Christmas Day 2010, NASA's Swift satellite detected a massive, sustained gamma-ray burst whose cause still leaves astronomers baffled.
11/30/2011 05:57 pm
The microscopic C. elegans roundworm has grown and reproduced aboard the International Space Station. The space-hardened animals could help us understand the biological effects of living in deep-space and on other planets.
11/30/2011 11:25 am
The Mars Science Laboratory, or Curiosity rover, lifted off from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. After an 8 1/2-month journey, the rover is expected to arrive at the Red Planet in August 2012.
11/28/2011 02:56 pm
The Thanksgiving menu for astronauts aboard the International Space Station includes turkey, yams, and cherry-blueberry cobbler, all served up – or is it down? – in a microgravity environment.
11/23/2011 04:09 pm
NASA's new Mars rover, dubbed Curiosity, is designed to investigate Mars's chemical environment, paving the way for future missions to search for past or present life on the Red Planet.
11/23/2011 01:39 pm
Officials from NASA and the European Space Agency have pitched in to help save the Russian Phobos-Grunt probe, which was supposed to fly to a Martian moon to collect soil samples but is instead stuck in orbit around Earth.
11/22/2011 04:48 pm