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Four extremely young asteroid families identifiedFour families of extremely young asteroids have been identified by researchers affiliated with São Paulo State University (UNESP) in Guaratinguetá, Brazil. An article on the discovery has been publish [...]

Dust storms on Titan spotted for the first timeData from NASA's Cassini spacecraft has revealed what appear to be giant dust storms in equatorial regions of Saturn's moon Titan. The discovery, described in a paper published on Sept. 24 i [...]

Astronomers use Earth's natural history as guide to spot vegetation on new worldsBy looking at Earth's full natural history and evolution, astronomers may have found a template for vegetation fingerprints—borrowing from epochs of changing flora—to determine the age of habitab [...]

Martian moon may have come from impact on home planet, new study suggestsThe weird shapes and colors of the tiny Martian moons Phobos and Deimos have inspired a long-standing debate about their origins. [...]

Ancient Mars had right conditions for underground life, new research suggestsA new study shows evidence that ancient Mars probably had an ample supply of chemical energy for microbes to thrive underground. [...]

By looking at Earth's full natural history and evolution, astronomers may have found a template for vegetation fingerprints -- borrowing from epochs of changing flora -- to determine the age of h [...]

Martian moon may have come from impact on home planetPhobos, the larger of Mars' two tiny satellites, is the darkest moon in the solar system. This dark aspect inspired the hypothesis that the close-orbiting moon may be a captured asteroid, but its [...]

Researchers dated the families using a numerical simulation method to process current data to go back in time to the asteroid formation era. [...]

Ancient Mars had right conditions for underground life, new research suggestsA new study shows that the breakdown of water molecules trapped in ancient Martian rocks likely produced enough chemical energy to sustain microorganisms for hundreds of millions of years beneath the [...]

Scientists have measured the differential rotation on Sun-like stars for the first time, and their findings challenge current science on how stars rotate. [...]

Medical students from The University of Texas Health Sciences Center (UTHealth) in Houston will speak with an astronaut aboard the International Space Station next week. [...]

Delayed due to inclement weather, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) now is targeting 1:52 p.m. EDT Saturday, Sept. 22 (2:52 a.m. Sept. 23 in Japan), for the launch of its unpiloted H-II Tr [...]

Experts from NASA will preview two upcoming spacewalks outside the International Space Station to continue upgrades to the orbiting laboratory’s power system in a briefing at 2 p.m. EDT Thursday, Sept [...]

Members of NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft team will host a Science Chat at 1 p.m. EDT Wednesday, Sept. 19, on humanity’s farthest planetary flyby, scheduled to occur Jan. 1 when the spacecraft encount [...]

NASA has named Holly Ridings its new chief flight director, making her the first woman to lead the elite group that directs human spaceflight missions from the Mission Control Center at NASA’s Johnson [...]