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InSight Detects Two Significant Quakes from the Cerberus Fossae Region on Mars

NASA's InSight lander felt the distant rumble of two major 'marsquakes' in March, originating from a region near the Martian…

1 year ago

The 2016 Nobel Prize In Physics: It’s Complicated

This year's Nobel Prize in physics is expected to be be conferred on the three scientists who invented the process…

6 years ago

Kuiper Belt Objects Point The Way To Planet 9

A new study from the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory has indicated that the extreme eccentricity of distant KBOs could point…

7 years ago

The Early Universe Was All About Galactic Hook Ups

According to new research by an international team of scientists, early galaxies were characterized by mergers (aka. "hookups")

7 years ago

Newest Planet: Is it Pluto, Eris or Extrasolar?

With astronomers discovering new planets and other celestial objects all the time, you may be wondering what the newest planet…

7 years ago

It Looks Like These Are All the Bright Kuiper Belt Objects We’ll Ever Find

The self-professed “Pluto Killer” is at it again. Dr. Michael Brown is now reminiscing about the good old days when…

8 years ago

2015: NASA’s Year of the Dwarf Planet

Together, the space probes Dawn and New Horizons have been in flight for a collective 17 years. One remained close…

8 years ago

NASA’s RoboSimian And Surrogate Robots

Since they were first announced in 2012, NASA has been a major contender in the DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC). This…

8 years ago

Earth May Have Lost Some Primoridial Atmosphere to Meteors

During the Hadean Eon, some 4.5 billion years ago, the world was a much different place than it is today.…

8 years ago

Old Equations Shed New Light on Quasars

There's nothing more out of this world than quasi-stellar objects or more simply - quasars. These are the most powerful and among…

8 years ago