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Photos: Dwarf Planet Ceres, the Solar System's Largest Asteroid

The dwarf planet Ceres, the largest asteroid in the solar system, is round and may contain more fresh water than the entire Earth. NASA’s Dawn spacecraft has been exploring Ceres since 2015. See more views of Ceres in this SPACE.com gallery. HERE:This image of Ceres as seen by NASA’s Dawn spacecraft shows how the dwarf […]

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India's First Mars Mission in Pictures (Gallery)

<div data-cycle-pager-template=”” readability=”31.5″> Aurorae Choas Credit: ISRO Aurorae Chaos, Pyrrhae Chaos and other regions of Mars captured by the Mars Orbiter camera. <div data-cycle-pager-template=”” readability=”31″> Valles Marineris Credit: ISRO Canyon walls clearly show in this image of Valles Marineris. <div data-cycle-pager-template=”” readability=”31″> Valles Marineris – Large Canyon Credit: ISRO Valles Marineris is the largest canyon […]

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Main Sequence Stars: Definition & Life Cycle

by Nola Taylor Redd, SPACE.com Contributor   |   May 05, 2015 11:02pm ET This Hubble Space Telescope image shows Sirius A, the brightest star in our nighttime sky, along with its faint, tiny stellar companion, Sirius B. Astronomers overexposed the image of Sirius A so that the dim Sirius B (tiny dot at lower left) could […]

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Watch Live @ 9 pm ET: Slooh Earth Day Webcast

The Slooh community observatory will be celebrating Earth Day on Saturday (April 22), with a webcast beginning at 9 a.m. EDT (1300 GMT). During the webcast, members of the public will share the things they’d miss most about Earth if they had to go to space, while two astronauts will name the things they did […]

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2016 Moon Phases Calendar

Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, 10:31 a.m. EST. The last or third quarter moon rises around 11:30 p.m. and sets around 12:15 p.m. It is most easily seen just after sunrise in the southern sky. Some nights when we look up at the moon, it is full and bright; sometimes it is just a sliver of […]

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