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When an Object Like ‘Oumuamua Comes Around Again, We Could be Ready With an Interstellar Object Explorer (IOE)

On October 19th, 2017, astronomers with the Pann-STARRS survey observed an Interstellar Object (ISO) passing through our system - 1I/2017…

3 months ago

Dr. Tracy Becker Honored with 2023 Carl Sagan Medal for Science Communication

This year’s prestigious Carl Sagan Medal, also known as the “Sagan Medal” and named after the late astronomer, Dr. Carl…

9 months ago

Did Powerful Asteroid Impacts Make Venus So Different From Earth?

A new study connects impacts during Venus' early history to its smooth and "youthful" appearance today.

10 months ago

Charon’s Red Cap at its North Pole? We Might Have an Answer

Pluto’s largest moon, Charon, started off as a beautiful, smooth red grape until someone came along, mostly peeled it, tried…

2 years ago

Jupiter and Ganymede are Connected by Magnetic Fields

Using data obtained by the Juno mission, a team of researchers has revealed how interactions between Jupiter and its largest…

2 years ago

One Crater on the Moon is Filled with Ice and Gas that Came from a Comet Impact

After reanalyzing data from the LRO mission, a team of scientists has determined that water ice observed in a lunar…

2 years ago

Scientists Figure out how the Asteroid Belt Attacked the Dinosaurs

How do you track an asteroid that hit the Earth over 60 million years ago?  By using a combination of…

3 years ago

NASA is Finally Sending a Lunar Lander to the Moon’s far Side

The far side of the moon has been getting more popular than a Pink Floyd album lately.  A variety of…

3 years ago

Water Shaped Features on Mars Much Earlier Than Previously Believed

According to a new study, the Perseverance rover could find evidence in Jezero that will allow scientists to reconstruct the…

3 years ago

Earth Life Probably Can’t Spread to Mars Today

New research says life from Earth isn't likely to ever survive on Mars, which is good news as far as…

4 years ago