Satellite Photo Shows Frigid Arctic Air Over Eastern US
In this image, captured in infrared light by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency's GOES-East satellite on Nov. 18, 2014, the cold air over the central and eastern U.S. looks like a gray-white blanket.
November 19th, 2014
The region appears to be covered by a gray-white blanket in the image, which was captured in infrared light Tuesday morning (Nov. 18) by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) GOES-East spacecraft.
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Could There Be Organic Matter on Mars?
Micrometeorites
November 13th, 2014
The origins of organic matter found by Mars lander missions have long been debated, but a new study suggests a way to find out whether these chemicals of life came from the Red Planet or elsewhere.
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Philae Lander, Like Philae Obelisk, Is a Window to the Past
philae, obelisk, 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, Ben Altshuler
November 19th, 2014
The Philae lander is named for the Philae obelisk, as both are uncovering answers to ancient secrets.
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'Theory of Everything' Film Reveals Stephen Hawking's Personal Life
"The Theory of Everything" Movie Poster
November 17th, 2014
The new biopic "The Theory of Everything" documents the personal life of cosmologist Stephen Hawking.
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European Spacecraft Lands on Comet in Historic Space Feat
ROLIS Captures Descent of Philae
November 12th, 2014
For the first time in history, a spacecraft built on Earth has softly landed on the face of a comet speeding through deep space.
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European Spacecraft Could Find 70,000 New Alien Worlds
Artist's concept of the European Space Agency's Gaia spacecraft mapping stars in the Milky Way galaxy. Gaia may discover 70,000 exoplanets if its mission continues for 10 years, researchers have found.
November 7th, 2014
The European Space Agency's Gaia mission, which launched in December 2013, should find about 21,000 alien planets over the course of its five-year mission and perhaps 70,000 distant worlds if it keeps operating for 10 years, the study found.
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Stephen Hawking Reflects on 'Theory of Everything,' 'Interstellar'
Eddie Redmayne as Stephen Hawking
November 19th, 2014
World-famous astrophysicist Stephen Hawking took to Facebook yesterday (Nov. 18) to share his views about a new film based on his life.
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Leonid Meteor Shower Forecast: What to Expect
A meteor streaks over Fort Mountain State Park in Georgia in this photo captured by skywatcher James L. Brown, Jr. The annual Leonid meteor shower will peak overnight on Monday and Tuesday (Nov. 17 and 18).
November 17th, 2014
The Leonid meteor shower of 2014 will peak on Monday and Tuesday (Nov. 17 and 18), but don't expect a dazzling celestial light show. Here's what to expect from the Leonids this year.
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European Probe to Make Daring Landing on Comet Wednesday: Watch Live
Philae Probe on Comet 67p/Churyumov-Gerasimenko
November 11th, 2014
A European probe is expected to make an audacious landing on the face of a comet tomorrow (Nov. 12), and you can follow it live online starting today (Nov. 11).
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