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In situ measurements of Saturns ionosphere show that it is dynamic and interacts with the rings
Science Magazine The ionized upper layer of Saturn’s atmosphere, its ionosphere, provides a closure of currents mediated by... 7 hours
Cold suns, warm exoplanets and methane blankets
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Trump wants to send U.S. astronauts back to moon, someday Mars
REUTERS WASHINGTON (Reuters) - At a time when China is working on an ambitious lunar... 11 hours
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Trump tells NASA to send Americans to Moon
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Eclipse 2017: Science from the moon's shadow
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Down the Drain: How 'Pulling the Plug' on Earth's Oceans Would Look
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Why meteroids explode before they reach Earth
SCIENCE DAILY When a meteor comes hurtling toward Earth, the high-pressure air in front of it seeps into its pores and cracks, pushing the body of the meteor apart and causing it to explode, report scientists. 17 hours
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Trump to start process of sending Americans back to moon: White House
REUTERS WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Monday will sign a directive aimed at sending Americans back to the moon and eventually to Mars,... 19 hours
Why doesn't Venus have a magnetosphere?
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Geminid Meteor Shower Peaks This Week! How to See Year's Best Meteor Display
LIVE SCIENCE This pre-Christmas display of celestial fireworks is due to reach its peak during the long, dark hours from Wednesday night (Dec. 13)... 21 hours
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PHYS.ORG Our atmosphere is a better shield from meteoroids than researchers thought, according to a new paper published in Meteoritics & Planetary Science. 21 hours
Geminid Meteor Shower Peaks This Week! How to See Year's Best Meteor Display
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What NASA's Mock Space Missions Tell Us About the Need for Martian Law
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The Exoplanet Most Likely to Support Alien Life Might Not Be Habitable After All
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A Gem of a Meteor Shower! How to See the Geminids Next Week
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Olympus Mons: Giant Mountain of Mars
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How Supersmart Spacecraft Could Work (With Help from IBM's Watson)
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200-Year-Old Journal Reveals Rare American Sunspot Records
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Understanding Earth's geologic history to predict the future
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Study: Microbial Community on International Space Station Resembles Homes on Earth
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Mars atmosphere well protected from the solar wind
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Opportunity Rover Makes It Through Depths of 8th Martian Winter
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8 European Space Missions Get Extensions
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Astronomy for the Hearing-Impaired: New List Shows Signs for 47 Terms
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200-Year-Old Journal Reveals Rare American Sunspot Records
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Boeing CEO Says Boeing Will Beat SpaceX to Mars
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ASTRO WATCH Planetary scientists from Brown University have proposed a new scenario for the formation of... 4 days
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ASTRO WATCH Planet Earth is constantly on the move, colliding with myriads of dark matter particles... 5 days
Space program should focus on Mars, says editor of New Space
PHYS.ORG The U.S. space exploration program should continue to focus on robotic sample recovery and human missions to Mars, says Scott Hubbard, Editor-in-Chief of New Space. He... 5 days
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ASTRO WATCH A team of scientists using a state-of-the-art UCLA instrument reports... 5 days
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Hands in the stars: The first international comparative list of astronomical words in sign languages
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Scientists capture Earth's 'hum' on ocean floor
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Research on clay formation could have implications for how to search for life on Mars
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How drilling for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge could impact wildlife
PHYS.ORG The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is America's largest and wildest piece of publicly owned land. Polar bears, caribou, and wolves roam its... 5 days
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NASA Mars rover team's tilted winter strategy works
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Research Suggests Martian Clays Formed in Ancient ‘Steam Bath’
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Rocky and Habitable? 'Super-Earth' Exoplanet May Be Much Like Our Own
SPACE.COM A possibly habitable alien world may be rocky like Earth — and it has a neighbor, a new study reports. 5 days
How does it look when Earth is bombarded with dark matter?
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PHYS.ORG Most of what we know about earthquakes and volcanoes is based on what we can observe at the Earth's surface. However, most of the action, especially early activity that could help with disaster prediction... 5 days
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Early Earth Took a Heavy Beating After the Moon Was Formed
SPACE.COM Collisions scarred early Earth as much as five times more often than previously thought. 5 days
Will Smith to Host Nat Geo's 'One Strange Rock'
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NASA's CATS concludes successful mission on space station
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Blood Red Skies Over China Explained 300 Years Later
LIVE SCIENCE A massive geomagnetic storm that was recorded across East Asia for nine days in 1770 suggests such solar flareups are surprisingly common. 6 days
SuperTIGER balloon flies again to study heavy cosmic particles
PHYS.ORG A science team in Antarctica is preparing to loft a balloon-borne instrument to collect information on cosmic rays, high-energy particles from beyond the solar system that enter Earth's atmosphere every... 6 days
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ASTRO WATCH New research using data collected by... 6 days
Astronomers Detect Carbon Monoxide-Rich Upper Atmosphere around Hot-Jupiter WASP-18b
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How does it look when Earth is bombarded with dark matter?
SCIENCE DAILY A whole lot of zig-zagging: Perhaps that is what happens when the universe's mysterious dark matter particles hit the Earth. Researchers can now show through simulations... 6 days
Transport properties of carbonated silicate melt at high pressure
Science Magazine Carbon dioxide, generally considered as the second most abundant volatile component in silicate magmas, is expected to significantly influence various melt properties. In particular, our knowledge about its dynamical effects... 6 days
Clay minerals on Mars may have formed in primordial steam bath
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Warm and Wet Ancient Mars? Maybe Not
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Clay minerals on Mars may have formed in primordial steam bath
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Mission to gather petrified Antarctic plants could help predict future of flora on warming Earth
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Cygnus Spacecraft Departs the Space Station: Here's the Awesome Science It's Doing
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Q&A about the toughness of NASA's webb telescope
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Mountaintop planet hunter turns on
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NASA telescope studies quirky comet 45P
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Elon Musk Will Launch His Tesla Roadster to Mars
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