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asteroids

Scientists Discover the Closest Known Asteroid to the Sun

It's one of 19 asteroids that have been detected within Earth's orbit.
Becky Ferreira
2.8.19
ALIENS

Scientists Think Europa’s Equator Might Be Covered in 45-Foot-Tall Ice Spears

Sharp spikes called penitentes may be waiting to impale any spacecraft that lands in the moon's low latitudes.
Becky Ferreira
10.9.18
Big Boy

Astronomers Found a Rogue Planet 12 Times the Mass of Jupiter

It's the first time a rogue planet has been discovered from its radio emissions and points to a promising new method for exoplanet discovery.
Daniel Oberhaus
8.6.18
OCEAN

Signs of Alien Life on Europa Might Only Be Centimeters Under the Surface

Europa is irradiated by Jupiter’s intense magnetosphere, but you don’t have to dig far before life finds a way (theoretically).
Becky Ferreira
7.23.18
astronomy

Twelve New Moons Discovered Orbiting Jupiter

The moons were discovered serendipitously while astronomers hunted for the hypothetical Planet Nine.
Becky Ferreira
7.17.18
water worlds

Evidence of an Alien Ocean Found in Defunct 1990s Spacecraft Data

The Galileo spacecraft might have accidentally run through the sprinkler of Europa’s plumes.
Becky Ferreira
5.15.18
goodbye cassini

Saturn’s Cassini Orbiter (1982-2017)

On Friday, Cassini will vaporize itself in Saturn's skies.
Becky Ferreira
9.14.17
Lost Worlds

‘Rogue Planets’ Are Roaming Our Galaxy

And astronomers have found an ingenious way to spot them.
Becky Ferreira
7.24.17
Space Jams

Jupiter Sounds Like a Fax Machine and Nobody Knows Why

What are you trying to tell us, big guy?
Becky Ferreira
5.26.17
ALIENS

An Alien-Hunting Submarine Is Being Tested in Antarctica

A look at the amazing photos and stunning science from the ARTEMIS mission in Antarctica.
Daniel Oberhaus
5.7.17
Space

Scientists Predict ‘Very Weird’ Helium Compounds Inside Gas Giants

"The role of such phenomena inside planets needs to be explored.”
Becky Ferreira
2.6.17
nasa

From Planet Nine to Proxima b, 2016 Was a Wild Year for Space

The birth of a new field of astronomy, the death of a lonely comet orbiter, and everything in between.
Becky Ferreira
12.31.16
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