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Mercury has been inactive for a long time

Mon, 08/08/2016 - 04:00

Researchers find that volcanic activity ended approximately 3.5 billion years ago on Mercury.

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When did the lights turn on in the universe?

Mon, 08/08/2016 - 04:00
The universe lived through a prolonged "Dark Ages" until hydrogen reionized. Now, researchers are closer to figuring out when that happened.
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Ancient evaporating lakes formed veins on Mars

Fri, 08/05/2016 - 04:00
Martian veins at Yellowknife Bay at Gale Crater are evidence of ancient water on the Red Planet.
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Perseid meteor shower set for its best show in nearly 20 years

Fri, 08/05/2016 - 04:00

You can expect to see up to 150 'shooting stars' per hour when 2016’s best meteor shower peaks the night of August 11/12.

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This ESA video shows how hard it is to orbit a comet

Fri, 08/05/2016 - 04:00
Rosetta was a rousing success. Here's why that was quite an accomplishment.
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The first private spaceflight company is cleared for a moon landing

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 04:00
A private spaceflight company, Moon Express, received approval to land on the Moon.
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Here's how we might survive the destruction of Earth

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 04:00
Neal Stephenson is here to tell you about preparing for the biggest emergency.
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Io has a unique collapsing atmosphere

Wed, 08/03/2016 - 04:00
Jupiter’s closest moon, Io, has an atmosphere that collapses when it is eclipsed by the gas giant.
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Dawn got a peak at why lies beneath Ceres' surface

Wed, 08/03/2016 - 04:00
A new study reveals what lies deep inside the dwarf planet, Ceres.
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