New Horizons reveals blue skies and red water ice on Pluto

STUNNING PLUTO: Pluto has blue skies and patches of red frozen water, according to the latest data from NASA's unmanned New Horizons probe, which made a historic flyby of the dwarf planet in ...

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Lake once filled the crater on Mars where Curiosity rover sits

NASA's Curiosity rover is compiling evidence of enduring bodies of water on the Martian surface, but this conflicts with what we know about the Red Planet's past climate

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SpaceIL buys "ticket to the moon" for Google XPrize

An Israeli team has become the first to produce a "verified launch contract" as part of the Google Lunar XPRIZE. To win the competition, privately funded teams must land an exploratory ...

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Unexplained ripples streaking away from neighboring star could hold clues to planet formation

Astronomers have been left puzzled after images from the ESO's Very Large Telescope in Chile revealed mysterious wave-shaped structures around a nearby star, the likes of which have ...

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Widespread coral bleaching threatens world's reefs

The world's corals are experiencing their third major bleaching event in 17 years.

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Ancient recording of core's birth

A reassessment of ancient rocks leads scientists to estimate that Earth's inner core started to form earlier than was previously thought, around 1.3 billion years ago.

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Orbiter views Mars surface fractures

The High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera aboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter often takes images of Martian sand dunes to study the mobile soils. These images provide ...

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Rocket launched from Wallops to test motor, other technology

NASA says preliminary indications show that a modified motor performed as planned during a test flight.

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Waste water treatment plants fail to completely eliminate new chemical compounds

Deformities, feminisation and fall in reproductive capacity are some of the effects that living organisms can be afflicted by due to changes in the endocrine system caused by these compounds. ...

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Vulnerable nations launch 'V20' to fight climate change

Finance ministers from 20 of the countries most vulnerable to climate change launched the "V20" group Thursday to marshal resources for their nations' fight against the impact of global warming.

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