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Pluto's Geology Is Unlike Any Other

First published findings from NASA’s New Horizons mission lay out the dwarf planet’s wildly varying terrain

October 16, 2015 — Alexandra Witze and Nature magazine
India Launches Its First Astronomy Satellite

India Launches Its First Astronomy Satellite

ASTROSAT aims to study star-birth regions and high-energy processes, including binary star systems of neutron stars and black holes

September 28, 2015 — T. V. Padma and Nature magazine
Amazing Video Shows the Scale of the Solar System

Amazing Video Shows the Scale of the Solar System

In "To Scale: The Solar System" filmmakers Wylie Overstreet and Alex Gorosh, along with a few of their friends, build a size-accurate model of our cosmic backyard in Nevada's Black Rock Desert...

September 23, 2015 — Mike Wall and SPACE.com
Sunset on Pluto [Slide Show]

Sunset on Pluto [Slide Show]

The latest jaw-dropping images from NASA’s New Horizons mission to Pluto almost seem unreal, too vivid and majestic to exist anywhere outside of an artist’s imagination. Yet real they are, captured shortly after the spacecraft’s closest approach to the dwarf planet on July 14 and subsequently downlinked to Earth on September 13...

September 17, 2015

Cassini Confirms a Global Ocean on Saturn's Moon Enceladus

Ever since 2005, when NASA’s Cassini orbiter found plumes of water vapor spilling out of cracks in the south pole of Saturn’s icy moon Enceladus, researchers have sought to learn more about the moon’s mysterious interior as a possible abode for extraterrestrial life...

September 16, 2015 — Lee Billings
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