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The coolest photos of the solar system taken in the decade you were born

NASA spacecraft and telescopes have captured stunning photos of the solar systemfor decades. The first image taken in space came from a rocket camera in 1946. Before that, astronomers took black-and-white images of celestial objects using telescopes on Earth. If you were a kid in the 1960s, you grew up […]
The coolest photos of the solar system taken in the decade you were born
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The worst storms on Earth are nothing compared to the weather on other planets

Earth has some pretty severe weather– hurricanes,earthquakes, and tsunamis can be devastating – but we’re better off living here than on other planets. Earth’s worst storms are nothing compared to the sulfuric acid rain on Venus, towering dust devils on Mars, or supersonic winds on Neptune. Watch the video above […]
The worst storms on Earth are nothing compared to the weather on other planets
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Astronomers just discovered 12 new moons around Jupiter

Our solar system is already teaming with nearly 200 moons, and we just got 12 more to add to the list. A team led by astronomer Scott Sheppard out of the Carnegie Institution for Science discovered the moons in 2017 using one of the most powerful digital cameras in the […]
Astronomers just discovered 12 new moons around Jupiter
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NASA’s Juno probe has solved a 39 year-old mystery about Jupiter’s lightning

NASA’s Juno spacecraft has made an astonishing discovery about Jupiter‘s lightning strikes: They’re similar to Earth’s. Jupiter’s lightning is clustered in the polar regions, while Earth experiences lightning more frequently around the equator. It’s a longstanding mystery that could only have been solved with Juno. NASA’s Juno probe has unravelled […]
NASA’s Juno probe has solved a 39 year-old mystery about Jupiter’s lightning
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What would happen if humans tried to land on Jupiter

A special thanks to Kunio Sayanagi at Hampton University, for his help with this video. The best way to explore a new world is to land on it. That’s why humans have sent spacecraft to the Moon, Venus, Mars, Saturn’s moon, Titan, and more. But there are a few places […]
What would happen if humans tried to land on Jupiter
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Scientists just discovered NASA accidentally flew through a blast of alien ocean water in 1997 — and a $2 billion mission may soon ‘taste’ it for signs of life

Scientists looked at 20-year-old data from NASA‘s Galileo probe, which reached Jupiter in the 1990s. The researchers discovered that the robot had flown through water spraying out of Europa, an icy moon with a giant hidden ocean. New spacecraft could “sniff and taste” the water spraying from Europa and analyse […]
Scientists just discovered NASA accidentally flew through a blast of alien ocean water in 1997  —  and a $2 billion mission may soon ‘taste’ it for signs of life
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These 9 space facts will change your perception of the universe

VIDEO: Space is so unfathomably large and so unbelievably weird, that it can sometimes be difficult to convey basic facts. For example, you can fit all of our solar system's planets in the space between the Earth and our moon. Here are 9 facts that may bewilder and dumbfound your perceptions of space.
These 9 space facts will change your perception of the universe
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These 9 facts about space will blow your mind

VIDEO: Space is so unfathomably large and so unbelievably weird, that it can sometimes be difficult to convey basic facts. For example, you can fit all of our solar system's planets in the space between the Earth and our moon. Here are 9 facts that may bewilder and dumbfound your perceptions of space.
These 9 facts about space will blow your mind
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The most hostile moon in space just got worse

VIDEO: The surface of Io, one of Jupiter's many moons, is an especially hostile environment -- even for space. Scientists recently observed its atmosphere completely collapse for the very first time.
The most hostile moon in space just got worse
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Why three Lego figures now circling the planet Jupiter

After a five-year, 2.8 billion km trip across the solar system, the spacecraft Juno has just achieved “the hardest thing NASA’s ever done” – putting the probe into orbit above Jupiter. The US$1.1 billion trip at 265,000km/h to the biggest planet in our solar system, which set off from Florida […]
Why three Lego figures now circling the planet Jupiter
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Here’s why aliens might actually exist

VIDEO: Recent scientific discoveries increasingly point to signs of extraterrestrial life. And now, many believe the question is no longer "Is there life beyond Earth?" but rather "Will we ever find it?"
Here’s why aliens might actually exist
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VIDEO: Two astronomers caught footage of something slamming into Jupiter

Jupiter got hit by something large enough to cause a flash visible to amateur astronomers on Earth. Austrian Gerrit Kernbauer was filming Jupiter through his 7.8-inch (200mm) telescope on March 17, but he didn’t process the video until two days ago. “The seeing was not the best, so i hesitated […]
VIDEO: Two astronomers caught footage of something slamming into Jupiter
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Here’s why aliens might actually exist

VIDEO: Recent scientific discoveries increasingly point to signs of extraterrestrial life. And now, many believe the question is no longer "Is there life beyond Earth?" but rather "Will we ever find it?"
Here’s why aliens might actually exist