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NASA-Sponsored ‘Disk Detective’ Lets Public Search for New Planetary Nurseries

NASA is inviting the public to help astronomers discover embryonic planetary systems hidden among data from the agency's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) mission...

Analyzing a Giant Meteor Blast: Earth More Vulnerable Than We Thought

The 10,000-ton meteor that burst over the Russian city of Chelyabinsk earlier this year at 40,000 miles per hour shocked the inhabitants of the...

Mars, not Earth, shakes up some near-Earth asteroids

For nearly as long as astronomers have been able to observe asteroids, a question has gone unanswered: Why do the surfaces of most asteroids...

Asteroids’ close encounters with Mars

For nearly as long as astronomers have been able to observe asteroids, a question has gone unanswered: Why do the surfaces of most asteroids...

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