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Comet Landslide Caught in Action

Images from the Rosetta spacecraft provide the first clear link between a comet's outbursts and changes upon the comet's surface

March 23, 2017 — Elizabeth Howell and

UV Rays Strip Small Galaxies of Star Stuff

Researchers measured the intensity of the universe's ultraviolet background radiation, and say it may be strong enough to strip small galaxies of star-forming gas. Christopher Intagliata reports.

March 22, 2017 — Christopher Intagliata

Titan's Lakes May Fizz with Nitrogen

Bubbles of nitrogen gas may explain strange shape-shifting “magic islands” in the hydrocarbon seas of Saturn's largest moon

March 18, 2017 — Mike Wall and

Capturing a Portrait of Humanity's Home

Vibrant images of our planet are common now, but it was only 70 years ago when we first caught a glimpse of Earth from a height of more than 100 miles. Watch a history of photographing Earth, from the first captured German rockets to iconic images like Earthrise and the Pale Blue Dot.This video was reproduced with permission and was first published on March 16, 2017. It is a Nature Video production.

March 16, 2017 — Nature Video

(Probably Not a) Giant Alien Antenna

Astrophysicists propose that mysterious "fast radio bursts" could, in very speculative theory, be produced by an antenna twice the size of Earth. Christopher Intagliata reports.

March 12, 2017 — Christopher Intagliata