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Underground Hot Springs On Saturn Moon? Study Suggests Yes

If confirmed, it would make the moon Enceladus the only other known body in the solar system besides Earth where hot water and rocks interact underground.

03/11/2015

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NASA Spacecraft Slips Into Ceres’ Orbit For First-Ever Visit To Dwarf Planet

A NASA spacecraft for the first time has arrived at a dwarf planet to begin a 16-month exploration, and scientists are eager to learn more about the mysterious bright spot discovered last month.

03/06/2015

The images were taken on Feb. 19, 2015, from a distance of nearly 29,000 miles (46,000 kilometers). Dawn observed Ceres for a full rotation of the dwarf planet, which lasts about nine hours. The images have a resolution of 2.5 miles (4 kilometers) per pixel. (NASA)

NASA’s Dawn Spacecraft Closer To Unraveling Mystery Behind Bright Spots On Dwarf Planet Ceres

Scientists are on the edge of their seats as NASA’s Dawn spacecraft nears dwarf planet Ceres and the mysterious spots first seen on its surface last month.

03/02/2015

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Mysterious Bright Spots Pop Up In Latest NASA Images Of Dwarf Planet Ceres

Two clear and stunning views of the dwarf planet Ceres have scientists scratching their heads as NASA’s Dawn spacecraft nears its destination.

02/18/2015

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StarDate 7/10/2014: Mars And Spica

A bright star and a brighter planet are staging a beautiful encounter in the evening sky. They’re quite close together tonight, and will pass even closer over the next few nights.

07/10/2014

A scene from the new Planet of the Apes film, set in San Francisco. (Courtesy: 20th Century Fox)

‘Planet Of The Apes’ Movie Premieres In San Francisco, Despite Limited Filming Within City

It was lights, camera, but not much action for San Francisco as a new Planet of the Apes film premiered Thursday night at the Palace of Fine Arts.

06/26/2014

A mosaic of earth compiled from selfies taken on Earth Day 2014 (GigaPan/NASA)

NASA Releases Stunning ‘Global Selfie’ Taken On Earth Day

On April 22nd, NASA asked people around the globe to snap a photo of their location on the planet at that point and on Thursday they released the results of that world-wide photo hunt, a mosaic selfie of our planet as seen from space.

05/22/2014

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StarDate 4/30/2014: A Giant Planet Near The Head Of The Water Snake

Hydra, the water snake, slithers low across the sky on spring evenings. Its faint head is in the southwest at nightfall. Last year, astronomers reported the discovery of a giant planet orbiting a star that’s not far from the head.

04/30/2014

An artist's concept of the new planet dubbed Kepler-37b. (NASA)

Kepler Telescope Finds Smallest Planet Yet Outside Solar System

Astronomers have found the smallest planet yet outside of our solar system.

02/20/2013