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Astronomy Jul 29, 2019

NASA's TESS mission finds 'missing link' planets

NASA's newest planet-hunting satellite has discovered a type of planet missing from our own solar system.

Space Exploration Jun 27, 2019

Maps and images at the start of the space race opened the door for lunar and planetary exploration

The maps and images created by a small UA team at the start of the space race opened the door for lunar and planetary exploration 50 years ago.

Space Exploration Jul 18, 2019

Mapping the moon and worlds beyond

In 1972, it took an astronaut going on a spacewalk to do what Lynn Carter now can do with a few mouse clicks over lunch.

Space Exploration Jun 01, 2010

Saturn, Mars and Venus line up in June sky

(PhysOrg.com) -- As darkness falls at the beginning of June, three planets will form a long line in the western sky. Saturn will be at the upper left, Mars in the middle and Venus at the lower right.

Space Exploration Oct 27, 2016

International Space Station passes by Venus and Saturn

Look west in the evening sky and Venus is almost impossible to miss, shining with a brilliant steady light. In fact, it is so bright it's often mistaken for a plane.

Space Exploration Jun 05, 2018

Saturn found to have noontime auroras

An international team of researchers has found that Saturn's fast rotation speed makes it possible for the planet to experience noontime auroras. In their paper published in the journal Nature Astronomy, the group describes ...

Space Exploration Jul 21, 2016

Your guide to see five planets after sunset

After sundown from late July through August, there's the chance to see five planets at once in the evening sky.

Space Exploration Jan 21, 2016

Five brightest planets gather in pre-dawn sky for heavenly show

Our five closest planetary neighbors are putting on a heavenly show.

Space Exploration Nov 13, 2013

Cassini spacecraft provides new view of Saturn and Earth

(Phys.org) —On July 19, 2013, in an event celebrated the world over, NASA's Cassini spacecraft slipped into Saturn's shadow and turned to image the planet, seven of its moons, its inner rings—and, in the background, our ...

Space Exploration Jan 05, 2016

Watch Venus brush past Saturn this weekend

Welcome to 2016! The early morning sky is where the action is this first week of the year. We were out early this Monday morning as skies cleared over Central Florida on our yearly vigil for the Quadrantid meteors. Though ...

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