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October 13, 2016

 

The polar lights over a small town in New Zealand

The Polar Lights We Can’t See

Every planet with a magnetic field can produce polar lights. So why can't we see Jupiter's?

March 29, 2016

 

lunar rings

Running Rings Around Us

Saturn's rings are made of the remnants of former moons that were destroyed in a collision.

November 16, 2015

 

Europa

Probing Through the Ice: From Antarctica To Europa

Europa, Jupiter's moon, has water that may support life. The only problem is it's buried under a thick layer of ice.

September 23, 2015

 

Jupiter and Ganymede, its largest moon

An Ocean on Jupiter’s Moon Ganymede 

Measuring data from the Hubble telescope, NASA has discovered a salt-water ocean on Jupiter's largest moon beneath layers of ice.

February 11, 2015

 

composite of a series of images photographed from a mounted camera on the Earth-orbiting International Space Station, from approximately 240 miles above Earth.

Planets of Double Stars

Extrasolar planets form along misaligned orbits.

June 25, 2014

 

A satellite view of Europa's icy surface

The Ocean Of Europa

Could the frigid waters of Jupiter's moon Europa host alien life?

March 1, 2012

 

star cluster

Space, Hardly Empty

If recent research is correct, the blackness between stars harbors more excitement than you could possibly comprehend.

October 5, 2011

 

saturn, earth, moons

Oxygen-Rich, Cold, And May Have Life!

A Moment of Science looks at the many different moons in our solar system.

October 4, 2011

 

model planets in a museum

Why Pluto Is No Longer Considered A Planet : Rogue Planets

So, if the planet doesn't orbit a sun, can it still be called a planet?

June 23, 2011

 

solar_system

Collision Course (Planets)

Why are the planets where they are instead of somewhere else?

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