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An Emotional End to an Important Mission

NASA’s Cassini Probe End Its 20-Year Journey

The vehicle’s signal of NASA’s Cassini spacecraft which has been sent into Saturn’s upper atmosphere, was lost, indicating it had broken apart irrevocably during its rapid descent toward the planet.

A Record-Shattering NASA Astronaut Returned to Earth

Peggy Whitson, a record-shattering NASA astronaut, touched down in Kazakhstan at 9:21 p.m. EDT alongside a fellow American and a Russian in their Soyuz capsule, wrapping up a record-breaking mission.

Scientists Discover Oldest Evidence of Life

In a new study, published online in Nature, scientists studying 3.77-billion-year-old rocks have found tubelike fossils similar to structures found at hydrothermal vents, which host thriving biological communities.

Pan-STARRS Releases Largest Ever Image of Night Sky

Astronomers have released the largest image of the night sky which shows the whole survey space in visible light.

Earth Heading Towards a 25-Hour Day in Future

Scientists have revealed that Earth's rotation is slowing down, gradually increasing the length of the day so our days will be 25 hours long in 200 million years.

The First American to Orbit Earth, Dies at 95

Former astronaut and the first American to orbit the Earth, has passed away at 95.

Sunday Night 'Supermoon', Best Photos from around the World

Early Monday morning or evening, depending on where you live, the largest full moon of the year, called the supermoon, shined its biggest and brightest in nearly 70 years.

Earth, a Desert Compared to the Rest of the Solar System

Our planet, Earth is practically a desert compared to the rest of the solar system.

Earth's CO2 Permanently Crosses 400ppm Threshold

The CO2 levels in Earth's atmosphere crossed the symbolic 400 parts per million threshold this September - possibly forever.

Mars Reaches its Closest Approach to Earth for 11 Years

Mars reaches its closest approach to Earth this evening at 21:35 GMT and it will be just 75 million kilometers away.

NASA Records Magnetic Explosions above Earth

Scientists of NASA have detected a flash of light from across the Galaxy so powerful that it bounced off the Moon and lit up the Earth's upper atmosphere.

Earth Day 2016 with NASA’s Most Amazing Photos of Our Planet

NASA has compiled some of its favorite photos of the Blue Planet. The images, taken by astronauts and various spacecraft, capture beautiful views of the world that few may ever experience in person. They range from astronauts’ social media posts to older images taken during earlier space missions.

First Analysis of Earth-sized Planet

Astronomers have succeeded in analyzing the atmospheric composition of a distant super-Earth (a planet roughly the size of our own) using the Hubble Space Telescope.

Largest Rocky World Discovered

Researchers have discovered what may be the biggest known rocky planet which is half the size of Neptune and should be made of gas.

NASA Lists 2016 Celestial Events

NASA has published a calendar of notable celestial events including moon phases, meteor showers, eclipses, oppositions, conjunctions for the year 2016.

Iranian Researcher Discovers Why Moon Orbital is Tilted

Dr. Kaveh Pahlavan, Iranian planetary scientist at Université Côte d’Azur in Nice, France, has discovered why the Moon’s orbital around the Earth is tilted.

Microsoft Terraserver Existed Before Google Earth

Four years before establishment of Google, Microsoft created what used to be the Google Earth of the 90s, the Terraserver.

Iranian Professor Chosen Among World’s Leading Scientists in Earth Science

The European Geosciences Union has named Kaveh Madani, professor of environmental and water resource engineering in the Imperial College London, as one of the four notable scientists in the field of Earth Science in 2015.

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