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Flight over dwarf planet Ceres (w/video)

The Dawn orbiter initially traced the path of the equator before crossing the north and south poles of Ceres. Researchers have used the images acquired thus far with the Framing Camera on board the spacecraft and the first three-dimensional terrain models created from them to produce a virtual scenic flight over icy Ceres.

Posted: Jun 9th, 2015

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Martian glass - window into possible past life

Researchers have used satellite data to detect deposits of glass within impact craters on Mars. Though formed in the searing heat of a violent impact, the glasses just might provide a delicate window into the possibility of past life on the Red Planet.

Posted: Jun 8th, 2015

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Hubble finds Pluto's moons tumbling in absolute chaos

If you lived on one of Pluto's moons, you might have a hard time determining when, or from which direction, the sun will rise each day. Comprehensive analysis of data from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope shows that two of Pluto's moons, Nix and Hydra, wobble unpredictably.

Posted: Jun 3rd, 2015

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How to weigh the Milky Way

An international team of scientists used streams produced by dissolving globular clusters to measure the weight of our galaxy and determine the location of the sun within the Milky Way.

Posted: Jun 2nd, 2015

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Hubble video shows shock collision inside black hole jet

Astronomers have discovered for the first time a rear-end collision between two high-speed knots of ejected matter from a supermassive black hole. This discovery was made while piecing together a time-lapse movie of a plasma jet blasted from a supermassive black hole inside a galaxy, located 260 million light-years from Earth.

Posted: May 27th, 2015

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