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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…

2 months 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 months 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…

7 months 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…

1 year ago

Europe’s Mission to Jupiter’s Moons Just Got its First Instrument

The ESA's JUpiter Icy Moons Explore (JUICE), which will study Europa and Ganymede for evidence of life, just got its…

2 years ago

Now You Can See MU69 in Thrilling 3D

The New Horizons team has released new images that take advantage of the "binocular effect" to create 3D impressions of…

3 years ago

Weekly Space Hangout: Feb 6, 2019: Dr. Natalie Hinkel and “The Hypatia Catalog”

Hosts: Fraser Cain (universetoday.com / @fcain) Dr. Paul M. Sutter (pmsutter.com / @PaulMattSutter) Dr. Kimberly Cartier (KimberlyCartier.org / @AstroKimCartier )…

3 years ago

Another Juno Flyby, Another Amazing Sequence of Images of Jupiter

With its latest flyby of Jupiter, the Juno mission took more pictures with its JunoCam, which citizen scientists have once…

3 years ago

Pluto is What You Get When a Billion Comets Smash Together

A new study conducted by researchers from the Southwest Research Institute indicates that Pluto could have formed from a billion…

3 years ago

NASA’s Experimental Hurricane Monitoring Fleet Launched by Pegasus rocket

NASA’s constellation of experimental hurricane monitoring CYGNSS microsatellites was successfully air launched by the unique Orbital ATK winged Pegasus rocket…

5 years ago