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- The Wow! Signal: Intercepted Alien Transmission?
36 years ago, a brief radio signal was detected by an observatory in Ohio. Could it have been an extraterrestrial transmission? Continue reading ->
- Neptune and Uranus Possess Weird Jet Streams
Uranus and Neptune have some of the strongest winds in the solar system, but those winds are confined to relatively thin layers of their atmospheres. Continue reading ->
- Private Firm Sets Sights on First Moon Base
NASA may not be going to the moon anytime soon, but private companies plan to do so.
- Hubble's Best Ever View of a Giant Cosmic... Doughnut?
In brand new observations made by Hubble of the famous Ring Nebula, astronomers have discovered its true shape. Continue reading ->
- <img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/DiscoveryNews-Space-News/~4/c37VPwWz64U" height="1" width="1"/>">For Rent: Shuttle Launch Pad
NASA on Thursday posted a "For Lease" sign on one of its space shuttle launch pads, as it continues to downsize and revamp the Kennedy Space Center following the program's retirement. Continue reading ->
- Can Life's Fingerprint Be Found On Super-Earths?
Future space observatories could detect biological tracers in exoplanetary atmospheres, but we won't be able to definitively find life until we physically visit those alien worlds. Continue reading ->
- Opportunity Finds More Signs of Mars' Wet Past
The venerable Mars rover Opportunity, the older and smaller cousin of Curiosity, has discovered another water-weathered rock hinting that the Red Planet could have supported life in its ancient past.
- First Ever Topographic Map of Titan Produced
The first topographic map of the surface of Titan gives a fascinating new insight into Saturn's giant moon. Continue reading ->
- NASA's Asteroid Mission a Dead-End to Mars?
NASA's plan to capture an asteroid and re-position it around the moon for an astronaut visit sounds cool, but it's a side-show on the road to Mars.
- Rough Roving: Curiosity's Wheels Show Damage
Close-up imagery of Mars rover Curiosity's aluminum wheels reveal obvious wear and tear -- is such damage expected so early into the mission? Continue reading ->