Weird 'Island' on Saturn Moon Titan Puzzles Scientists (Video, Photos)
Cassini Sees Weird Feature in Titan's Sea
September 30th, 2014
NASA's Cassini spacecraft has spotted an odd islandlike feature in Ligeia Mare, one of Titan's largest hydrocarbon seas. Scientists don't know what to make of the structure, which covers about 100 square miles.
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20-Year-Old Supernova Mystery Finally Solved
Supernova 1993J
September 25th, 2014
Researchers using data gathered by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have determined that the supernova SN 1993J — which was first observed in 1993, as its name suggests — occurred because one star nabbed hydrogen from another.
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NASA Space Shuttle Data Tapped to Combat Climate Change
Topographic map of Africa
September 26th, 2014
The White House is looking to data from NASA's space shuttle program to help in the fight against climate change. NASA will publicly release hi-res topographic maps of the globe to help other nations prepare for a changing environment.
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Epic Big Bang Discovery Might Just Be Space Dust
Planck's View of the Cosmic Microwave Background
September 23rd, 2014
Supposed evidence of gravitational waves from the dawn of time may actually be the signature of dust and gas in our own Milky Way galaxy, a new study reports.
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Pre-dawn SpaceX Launch on Saturday Visible Along US East Coast
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches an unmanned Dragon cargo capsule toward the International Space Station on the company's third delivery flight for NASA on April  18, 2014. SpaceX will launch its fourth cargo mission for NASA on Sept. 20.
September 19th, 2014
Dragon will lift off atop SpaceX's Falcon 9 v1.1 rocket at 2:16 a.m. EDT Saturday from Florida. Dragon will fly nearly parallel to the U.S. East Coast, so the launch should be visible in varying degrees along much of the Eastern Seaboard.
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Much of Earth's Water Is Older Than the Sun
Planets Incorporate Interstellar Water
September 26th, 2014
The finding suggests that water is commonly incorporated into newly forming planets throughout the Milky Way galaxy and beyond, researchers said — good news for anyone hoping that Earth isn't the only world to host life.
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Water Vapor Found on Neptune-size Alien Planet
This artist’s illustration depicts the alien planet HAT-P-11b, which shows signs of water in its atmosphere, as the exoplanet crosses in front of its parent star. As starlight passes through the puffed-up atmosphere surrounding the planet, shown here in o
September 24th, 2014
A Neptune-sized planet beyond the solar system has telltale traces of water vapor in its atmosphere, making it the smallest known wet exoplanet yet, scientists say. The exoplanet HAT P-11b is about four times the size of Earth and about 124 light-years aw
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NASA Spacecraft Arrives at Mars to Probe Mysteries of Red Planet's Air
NASA Mars Orbiter Arrives at Red Planet
September 22nd, 2014
After a 10-month journey through deep space, NASA's MAVEN probe arrived in Mars orbit late Sunday, on a mission to help determine why the Red Planet changed from a warm and wet place in the ancient past to the cold, arid world it is today.
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