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February 4, 2014

 

The meteor that produced Arizona's Meteor Crater was a little over half-a-football-field in diameter.

Mapping (Potentially) Killer Asteroids

There are a million space rocks nearby. Astronomers have only mapped about 9,700 of them.

February 3, 2014

 

Thankfully, most meteors are small and burn up in the Earth's atmosphere.

Saving the World from Asteroids

When it comes to saving the Earth from threatening astroids, Bruce Willis can only do so much.

January 31, 2014

 

It'll probably be quite awhile before our astronauts catch up with our Mars rovers.

Deep Space Rodeo!

In order to reach Mars, our astronauts may have to stop by a lassoed astroid first.

January 6, 2014

 

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Life Might Have Liked Parts Of Ancient Mars

While there's still no evidence that life evolved on Mars, we now know that it at least could have.

October 1, 2013

 

Have you ever hydroplaned?

NASA Wants To Teach You About Hydroplaning

Why you should thank NASA for rainy day road safety on this Moment of Science.

June 12, 2013

 

Curiosity rover at Yellowknife bay

Darwin’s Warm Little Martian Pond

NASA's Curiosity rover has found evidence for life-supporting conditions on ancient Mars.

December 11, 2012

 

Are you ready to go into space?

Have You Heard About SpaceX?

Are you ready to go into space?

December 7, 2012

 

Astronomers have been searching for planets that may contain water.

Moon Found Orbiting Pluto

Pluto was demoted to dwarf planet status, but it still has moons. This new moon, called P5 for now, is the fifth moon found orbiting Pluto.

March 15, 2012

 

Hello there, Curiosity!

All About The Robot That Could: Curiosity

The Mars Science Laboratory mission is sending its largest rover to the red planet. That rover's name is Curiosity.

November 8, 2011

 

Don't worry, our big blue marble is probably safe from dangerous asteroid impacts in the foreseeable future.

Earth’s Close Encounter

An asteroid will whiz by Earth at 29,000 miles per hour. That could cause a big impact, but do we really have anything to worry about?

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