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NASA’s Juno Probe Makes Another Close Flyby of Io

The Juno spacecraft has revealed some fascinating things about Jupiter since it began exploring the system on July 4th, 2016.…

3 weeks ago

Half of this Exoplanet is Covered in Lava

Astronomers working with TESS (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite) have discovered a planet that's been left out in the Sun too…

1 month ago

Earth is Hiding Another Planet Deep Inside

Earth's early history is marked by massive collisions with other objects, including planetesimals. One of the defining events in our…

4 months ago

The Moon Might Have Formed a Little Later than Originally Believed

A new study indicates that the Moon is actually younger than we thought, and wasn't finished forming until the Earth's…

4 years ago

That Explains a Lot. The Moon’s Largest Crater has a Chunk of Metal Embedded in it That’s 5 Times Bigger than the Big Island of Hawaii

One of the largest craters in the Solar System is on our Moon. It's called the South Pole-Aitken (SPA) basin…

5 years ago