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      May 9, 2017Space

      Scientists Push to Orbit Pluto

      After New Horizons’ 2015 encounter with the dwarf planet, researchers are hoping to go back—to stay
      December 23, 2015Arts & Culture

      Scientific American's Top 10 Science Stories of 2015

      An historic climate-change agreement, new views of the solar system, cybersecurity shortcomings and the discovery of a new human species—these and other events highlight the year in science and technology as selected by SA's editors...
      March 17, 2015Space

      Best Images Ever of Mercury's Scorched Surface

      As a spacecraft prepares a planned death plunge into the planet's surface, the mission has sent back some of the best images ever taken of Mercury
      March 13, 2015Space

      Looking for Life In Our Soggy Solar System

      Scientists are finding liquid water, the cornerstone for life as we know it, in surprising nooks and crannies of the solar system. Following Wednesday's news that there seem to be hydrothermal vents churning away in the warm, alkaline seas inside Saturn's moon Enceladus, researchers announced airtight evidence yesterday that Jupiter's moon Ganymede also has a [...]..
      March 7, 2015Cocktail Party Physics

      Physics Week in Review: March 7, 2015

      Brrr! Winter still has much of the country in its iron grip. While you’re waiting for spring to make its presence known, perhaps you’d like to try your hand at photographing Snowflakes in Freefall.  A team of researchers at the University of Utah have developed a Multi-Angle Snowflake Camera to do just that...
      March 1, 2015Space

      Earth's Water May Have Come from Comets, Asteroids or Something Else Entirely

      To discover the origin of the oceans, scientists are investigating our solar system’s farthest reaches and earliest moments
      5 Future Robotic Expeditions and What They Could Reveal [Slide Show]


      Launched in 2007, NASA's Dawn probe is on its way to a pair of encounters in the asteroid belt, where it will investigate the asteroid Vesta and the dwarf planet Ceres. Those objects are two of the largest leftovers from the planetary formation process billions of years ago...
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