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  • Hubble Discovers Waterworld Planet

    Hubble Discovers Waterworld Planet

    Feb. 22, 2012

    Artist's view of a super-Earth orbiting a red dwarf star 40 light-years from Earth.

  • Spitzer Finds Solid Buckyballs in Space

    Spitzer Finds Solid Buckyballs in Space

    Feb. 22, 2012

    Astronomers using data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope have, for the first time, discovered buckyballs in a solid form in space.

  • Modern Marsquakes

    Modern Marsquakes

    Feb. 21, 2012

    By identifying boulders that have fallen from martian cliffs, scientists have found evidence of relatively recent quakes on the surface of Mars.

  • LRO Reveals Recent Lunar Geological Activity

    LRO Reveals Recent Lunar Geological Activity

    Feb. 20, 2012

    Small valleys in the lunar crust appear to be 50 million years old -- young, from a geological perspective.

  • A Black Hole and a Cannibal Galaxy

    A Black Hole and a Cannibal Galaxy

    Feb. 20, 2012

    This edge-on galaxy, called ESO 243-49, is home to a mid-sized black hole that may have been stripped off of a cannibalized dwarf galaxy.

  • EXCEDE the Search for Planets

    EXCEDE the Search for Planets

    Feb. 17, 2012

    Astronomers are developing new technology for a space telescope that would sit high above the Earth's surface and observe how planets around other stars form and evolve.

  • 'Honeycombs' and Hexacopters Help Tell Story of Mars

    'Honeycombs' and Hexacopters Help Tell Story of Mars

    Feb. 16, 2012

    Formations in the Channeled Scablands help scientists understand the forces that shape planets. NASA interns are applying those lessons to Mars.

  • Rhea Before Titan

    Rhea Before Titan

    Feb. 15, 2012

    Craters appear well defined on icy Rhea in front of the hazy orb of the much larger moon Titan in this Cassini spacecraft view of these two Saturn moons.

  • NASA Releases Latest 'Blue Marble' Image of the Earth

    NASA Releases Latest 'Blue Marble' Image of the Earth

    Feb. 14, 2012

    A 'Blue Marble' HD image of the Earth taken from the VIIRS instrument aboard NASA's most recently launched Earth-observing satellite.

  • JPL and Caltech CubeSat Proposals Move Forward

    JPL and Caltech CubeSat Proposals Move Forward

    Feb. 14, 2012

    NASA has selected 33 small satellites - including two Cubesats - to fly as auxiliary payloads aboard rockets planned to launch in 2013 and 2014.