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News Flash: Asteroid Flying Past Earth Today Has Mini-Moon!

Wonderful news! Asteroid 2004 BL86, which passed closest to Earth today at a distance of 750,000 miles (1.2 million km),…

9 years ago

Comet Finlay Surprise Outburst, Visible in Binoculars … again!

Lost sleep at night, fingers tapping on the keyboard by day. Darn comets are keeping me busy! But of course that's…

10 years ago

Beagle 2: Found on Mars After An 11 Year Hunt

The final chapter in the saga of a wayward Mars lander was finally revealed today, as an international team released…

10 years ago

Ammonia Leak Alarm on the ISS Forces Evacuation of US Side, Crew Safe

Breaking News: A possible ammonia leak aboard the US side of the International Space Station (ISS) has forced a partial…

10 years ago

Hearing the Early Universe’s Scream: Sloan Survey Announces New Findings

Imagine a single mission that would allow you to explore the Milky Way and beyond, investigating cosmic chemistry, hunting planets, mapping galactic…

10 years ago

New Finds From Kepler: 8 New Worlds Discovered in the Habitable Zone

A fascinating set of finds was announced today at the 225th meeting of the American Astronomical Society (AAS), currently underway…

10 years ago

BREAKING: Antares Rocket Explodes at Liftoff

Seconds after liftoff, Orbital Science's Antares rocket exploded as it rose from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at Wallops Island, Virginia.…

10 years ago

MAVEN Arrives at Mars! Parks Safely in Orbit

138 million miles and 10 months journey from planet Earth, MAVEN moved into its new home around the planet Mars this evening. Flight…

10 years ago

Clear Skies Tonight? Go Out and See the Aurora

Talk of aurora is in the air.  Our earlier story today by Elizabeth Howell alerted you to the possibility of…

10 years ago

The Nicaragua Crater: The Result of a Meteorite Impact or Not?

By now, you’ve seen the pictures. As astronomers tracked the close pass of Near Earth Asteroid 2014 RC this weekend,…

10 years ago