Space

  1. Planets

    A star’s belt of dust and rocks

    Astronomers have obtained hints of a dusty asteroid belt around a nearby star.

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  2. Space

    Titan’s Massive Mountains

    The Saturn-orbiting Cassini spacecraft has spied a chain of large mountains on Titan.

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  3. Planets

    Back to the moon

    NASA unveiled its plans for establishing a base on the moon by the year 2024.

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  4. Space

    Red dwarfs in the neighborhood

    Astronomers have found 20 previously unknown star systems in Earth's galactic neighborhood.

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  5. Space

    Secrets of an ancient computer

    A 2000-year-old astronomical computer could calculate planetary positions and predict eclipses.

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  6. Space

    Sharp Eye on the Sun

    An X-ray telescope aboard the recently launched Hinode spacecraft is capturing detailed images of the sun.

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  7. Space

    Dwarf planet discord

    A dwarf planet at the fringes of the solar system finally gets an official name.

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  8. Planets

    A Puffy Planetary Puzzle

    Astronomers spot an unusual object orbiting a nearby star.

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  9. Space

    Dark collision

    Observations of a tremendous galactic crash point to invisible stuff called dark matter.

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  10. Planets

    Pluto and the plutons

    A new definition would raise the number of planets in the solar system from 9 to 12.

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  11. Planets

    Lakes on Titan

    Saturn's giant moon Titan appears to be sprinkled with lakes of liquid methane.

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  12. Space

    Dead star exploding

    Huge nuclear explosions have ripped the outer layers off a dense, nearby star.

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