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Philae's Real-Time Descent and Enceladus's Global Ocean [Video]

This week brings a video reconstructed from images of the Philae lander's approach to a comet, and a major new analysis of data from the Cassini mission that bolsters the case for a global, not just local, ocean beneath the icy crust of Enceladus...

September 16, 2015 — Caleb A. Scharf
A New Billion-Mile Journey for New Horizons

A New Billion-Mile Journey for New Horizons

NASA's New Horizons team decide on their next target, a classical Kuiper Belt object that can be reached by January 2019, but the agency must still approve funds for this extended science mission...

August 31, 2015 — Caleb A. Scharf

War in Space May Be Closer Than Ever

China, Russia and the U.S. are developing and testing controversial new capabilities to wage war in space despite their denial of such work

August 10, 2015 — Lee Billings

The 6 Most Earth-Like Alien Planets

Discovering the first true “alien Earth” is a long-held dream of astronomers. Recent exoplanet discoveries suggest that their dream will come true in the not-too-distant future...

August 7, 2015 — Elizabeth Howell and LiveScience
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