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Astronomers Estimate Titan’s Largest Sea is 1,000 Feet Deep

Far below the gaseous atmospheric shroud on Saturn’s largest moon, Titan, lies Kraken Mare, a sea of liquid methane. Cornell astronomers have estimated Titan's...

Recently Discovered Comet Seen During 2020 Total Solar Eclipse

As Chile and Argentina witnessed the total solar eclipse on Dec. 14, 2020, unbeknownst to skywatchers, a tiny speck was flying past the Sun...

Hubble Pins Down Weird Exoplanet with Far-Flung Orbit

A exoplanet in an unlikely orbit around a double star 336 light-years away may offer a clue to a mystery much closer to home:...

Scientists Get the Lowdown on Super-Hot Atmosphere of the Sun

An orbiting instrument hints at how stored magnetic energy heats solar atmosphere. A phenomenon first detected in the solar wind may help solve a...

Asteroid Ryugu Dust Delivered to Earth; NASA Astrobiologists Prepare to Probe It

On Dec. 6 local time (Dec. 5 in the United States), Japanese spacecraft Hayabusa2 dropped a capsule to the ground in the Australian Outback from...

Escape from Mars: How water fled the red planet

Mars once had oceans but is now bone-dry, leaving many to wonder how the water was lost. University of Arizona researchers have discovered a...

NASA Contacts Voyager 2 Using Upgraded Deep Space Network Dish

On Oct. 29, mission operators sent a series of commands to NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft for the first time since mid-March. The spacecraft has been flying...

Mars Plays Shepherd to Our Moon’s Long-Lost Twin

An international team of planetary scientists, led by astronomers at AOP, have found an asteroid trailing behind Mars with a composition very similar to...

How Many Habitable Planets Are Out There?

Thanks to new research using data from the Kepler space telescope, it’s estimated that there could be as many as 300 million potentially habitable...

OSIRIS-REx TAGs Surface of Asteroid Bennu

Captured on Oct. 20, 2020 during the OSIRIS-REx mission’s Touch-And-Go (TAG) sample collection event, this series of images shows the SamCam imager’s field of view as...

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