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A brand-new meteor shower triggered by the 'Christmas comet' 46P/Wirtanen may appear over Earth for the first time on Dec. 12, though it will be visible from only a small sliver of the world.
Possible amino acids spewing from Enceladus' subsurface ocean can survive impact with a spacecraft, lab experiments show.
Astrophotographer Petr Horálek shot this image of the Milky Way dazzling above strange geological formations in the desert close to the ALMA radio telescope array in Chile.
We worked out how many trips each of the solar system's eight planets has taken around the sun over the past 4.6 billion years.
The island forged in fire off the coast of Japan in Oct this year is still growing, as seen in a Copernicus Sentinel-2 image caught on Nov. 27.
Halley's Comet was predicted to reach its farthest point from the sun on Dec. 9, beginning a 38-year journey toward Earth that culminates in 2061.
Reference A look at the phases of the moon, from new moon to full moon, including's tonight's lunar phase.
NASA astronaut Frank Rubio spent hours looking for a tomato that floated away on the International Space Station. Eight months later, his colleagues finally found it.
As many as 120 'shooting stars' per hour will be visible during the moonless peak of the Geminid meteor shower on Dec. 13 and 14.
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