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New theories about what's creating geysers of water on Saturn moon's Enceladus may put hopes for life there on ice.

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Images from the Hubble Space Telescope have provided what astronomers say is the strongest evidence yet for the existence of dark matter.

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An 13.2-billion-year-old star, born not long after the big bang, has been found using a technique similar to carbon-14 dating, astronomers say.

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Astronomers believe they may have found a significant portion of the universe's "missing" dark matter hidden in unusual galaxies formed by giant collisions.

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Our solar system flies through space faster than a speeding bullet—and in the same shape as one, according to data from the two Voyager spacecraft.

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Giant planets known as hot Jupiters are even hotter and wilder than scientists expected, according to new research that includes the first map ever made of a planet outside our solar system.

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A violent explosion 240 million light-years away could be the first recorded example of the way huge stars died in the early universe, researchers suggest.

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Babies brawled at a Tokyo bawl-off, NASA spied Jupiter's other spot, and camels showed off their curves and long legs this week.

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Radio waves bounced off Mercury like light off a "celestial disco ball" reveal fluctuations in the planet's spin that suggest it has a liquid center similar to Earth's.

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The most massive extrasolar planet yet, a dense gas blob with a gravity 15 times stronger than Earth's, has been spotted, scientists say.

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A mysterious formation recently mapped by the Mars rover Spirit was formed by a volcanic eruption that launched a rock "bomb," scientists say.

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Detailed new scans show that the depth of the red planet's underground ice layer is extremely variable, coming within an inch of the surface in some places.

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The most volcanically active body in the solar system recently exceeded its own reputation when an eruption on its surface sent up a plume of frozen gas the size of New Hampshire.

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The most Earthlike planet yet has the conditions to support life, including liquid water, say astronomers who found the planet orbiting a star 20.5 light-years away.

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New analysis of the near-Earth asteroid Itokawa shows evidence that surface materials on the low-gravity object not only stick around but also are sorted by periodic shaking.


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