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Taking Minds on a Journey to Mars

published Mon, Oct 20 2014 14:25 GMT
Taking Minds on a Journey to Mars
In a dome on a Hawaiian volcano, NASA is financing a study to see how astronauts might deal with the stress and isolation of an interplanetary trip.

A Comet’s Brush With Mars

published Sun, Oct 19 2014 21:41 GMT
A Comet’s Brush With Mars
A comet the size of a small mountain whizzed past Mars on Sunday, dazzling space enthusiasts with the once-in-a-million-years encounter.

In 'Cosmigraphics,' Our Changing Pictures of Space Through Time

published Mon, Oct 13 2014 15:44 GMT
In 'Cosmigraphics,' Our Changing Pictures of Space Through Time
Over thousands of years, humans have tried to represent the universe in graphic form, whether in manuscripts, paintings, prints, books or supercomputer simulations.

Observatory: Other Solar Systems Don’t Play by Our Rules

published Thu, Oct 09 2014 14:56 GMT
Large planets with surprisingly sharp orbital angles can exert gravitational forces on other planets, a new study reported.

Out There: How to Make a Black Hole

published Wed, Oct 08 2014 09:15 GMT
Gamma-ray bursts are thought to be the final step by which stars sink into oblivion.