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Study of Uranus Suggests Some of Its Moons Are on a Collision Course
Science & Tech  (tags: solar system, space exploration, moons, planets )

Freya
- 77 days ago - phys.org
A trio of researchers, two with the University of Idaho, the other with Wellesley College, has found evidence suggesting that two pairs of Uranus's moons are on a collision course.
Long-Ago Smashups Could Explain Earth's Weird Composition
Science & Tech  (tags: planets, solar system, formation of Earth, cosmology )

Freya
- 114 days ago - space.com
Earth and the other rocky planets have a composition that's different from the building blocks that formed them long ago - and scientists may now know why.
7th Monster Solar Flare In The First 7 Days Of The Current Solar Storm
Science & Tech  (tags: Solar Storm, Solar Flares, Solar System, astronomy, computer, discovery, energy, humans, interesting, investigation, nasa, news, science, space, technology )

Fiona
- 128 days ago - livescience.com
The sun fired off yet another powerful solar flare yesterday (Sept. 10), its seventh in seven days. The flare, which peaked at 12:06 EDT (1606 GMT), covered North and South America in high-energy light.
A Solar Eclipse Is Coming to America. Here's What You'Ll See Where You Live.
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, eclipses, space, sun, moon, solar system )

Freya
- 157 days ago - vox.com
This is what you'll see, and the time you'll see it, in your zip code.
25 Space Conspiracies That Just Won't Die
Science & Tech  (tags: space, urban legends, NASA, astronauts, solar system, planets, Moon, asteroids, hoaxes )

Freya
- 257 days ago - space.com
On the internet, you need to be a skeptical reader these days. Claims of aliens and UFOs, Mars being abnormally big, or the moon turning green are the kinds of things you should check out carefully.
New Space Startup Audacy Shoots for the Moon
Science & Tech  (tags: space exploration, California, spaceships, satellites, Moon, lunar exploration, solar system )

Freya
- 541 days ago - space.com
California-based Audacy plans to close a Series A fundraising round of at least $15 million to begin creating three satellites and two Earth stations.
10 Amazing Scientific Discoveries Of 2016
Science & Tech  (tags: space exploration, materials, animals, medicine, artificial limbs, solar system, carbon sequestering, numbers, mathematics, biology )

Freya
- 542 days ago - listverse.com
This list compiles some of the most amazing discoveries science has made in the first six months of 2016.
'Welcome to Jupiter!' NASA's Juno Space Probe Arrives at Giant Planet (Video!)
Science & Tech  (tags: good news!, Nasa, Juno probe, signal, Solar System )

Barb
- 563 days ago - cnn.com
Jet Propulsion Lab, California (CNN) - NASA says it has received a signal from 540 million miles across the solar system, confirming its Juno spacecraft has successfully started orbiting Jupiter, the largest planet in our solar system.
Plutos Interaction With the Solar Wind Is Unique, Study Finds
Science & Tech  (tags: Pluto, NASA, New Horizions Mission, Solar System, Solar Wind Around Pluto (SWAP) instrumen )

Steve
- 621 days ago - nasa.gov
Pluto behaves less like a comet than expected and somewhat more like a planet like Mars or Venus in the way it interacts with the solar wind, a continuous stream of charged particles from the sun.
Many Fantastic Colors
Science & Tech  (tags: Mars, Nili Fossae region, Isidis impact basin, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, NASA/JPL, HiRISE, Solar System )

Steve
- 625 days ago - nasa.gov
The Nili Fossae region, located on the northwest rim of Isidis impact basin, is one of the most colorful regions of Mars.
NASA to Provide Coverage of May 9 Mercury Transit of the Sun
Science & Tech  (tags: NASA, Goddard Space Flight Center, Mercury transit, Solar Dynamics Observatory, Solar system, Sun )

Steve
- 626 days ago - nasa.gov
NASA is inviting media and viewers around the world to see a relatively rare celestial event, with coverage of the Monday, May 9 transit of the sun by the planet Mercury. Media may view the event at NASAs Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD.
The Dew Drop of Saturn
Science & Tech  (tags: Cassini Spacecraft, Enceladus, Saturn, NASA/JPL, Solar System, Universe )

Steve
- 626 days ago - nasa.gov
The water-world Enceladus appears here to sit atop Saturn's rings like a drop of dew upon a leaf. Enceladus reminds us that even small worlds hold mysteries and wonders to be explored.
Science Papers Reveal New Aspects of Pluto and Its Moons
Science & Tech  (tags: Pluto, New Horizions Mission, Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI), Charon, NASA, Ralph/MVIC, Ames Research Center, Solar System )

Steve
- 672 days ago - nasa.gov
A year ago, Pluto was just a bright speck in the cameras of NASAs approaching New Horizons spacecraft, not much different than its appearances in telescopes since Clyde Tombaugh discovered the then ninth planet in 1930.
We Finally Know Why Mercury Is So Dark
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, Mercury, Solar System, MESSENGER, NASA, The Johns Hopkins University Applied Phy, discovery, investigation, space, research, technology, science )

Cat
- 682 days ago - gizmodo.com
This is cool. Something about the planet Mercury doesnâEUR(TM)t sit right with astronomers: ItâEUR(TM)s too dark.
A Half Enceladus
Science & Tech  (tags: Cassini, Enceladus, JPL/NASA, Saturnian Moon, Solar System )

Steve
- 723 days ago - nasa.gov
This half-lit view of Enceladus bears a passing resemblance to similar views of Earth's own natural satellite, but the similarities end there.
 

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