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University of Arizona researcher Dolores Hill, co-lead of the OSIRIS-REx Target Asteroids! program, has been recognized as one of 12 White House Champions of Change recipients.
The European Space Agency’s Huygens Probe, which landed on Saturn’s largest moon Titan in 2005, had a bit of a shaky landing in the final seconds of its Titanian descent.
Every six years, asteroid 1999 RQ 36 nears the Earth - by cosmic standards - and researchers are launching a global observation campaign to learn as much as possible in preparation for the OSIRIS-REx, the first U.S.-led mission to bring back a sample of pristine asteroid material.
Researchers using NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter have found possible flowing water on Mars.
A planetary scientist at the University of Arizona has determined Neptune's rotation.
The discovery of minerals requiring liquid water for their formation challenges the paradigm of comets as â€œdirty snowballsâ€ frozen in time.
Scientists are excited about solving some of the mysteries surrounding our smallest and hottest planet; the findings are expected to broaden our understanding of rocky planets, more and more of which are being discovered in other solar systems.
A growing bounty of images from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter reveals that the timing of new activity in one type of the enigmatic gullies on Mars implicates carbon-dioxide frost, rather than water, as the agent causing fresh flows of sand.
Simulating possible chemical processes in the atmosphere of Titan, Saturn's largest moon, a UA-led planetary research team found amino acids and nucleotide bases in the mix -- the most important ingredients of life on Earth
One might find that Jupiter's moon Europa to have extraterrestrial life after fossil-hunting on the icy surface.
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