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Asteroid rockhounds rejoice: NASA unveils geologic map of Vesta

Vesta, an asteroid the size of Arizona, gets its own geologic map showing its history of meteorite impact craters over its billions of years of existence.

By 19 November 2014


Geology of thrones: Elaborate maps of Westeros over eons

"Game of Thrones" often feels like it's set in a real world. Feed the illusion with these fascinating geologic maps created by Stanford researchers.

By 11 April 2014


Mars' atmosphere was likely 'blown away' by the sun

New findings from NASA show that violent solar storms likely launched Martian gases out into space years ago in a process still in motion today.

By 6 November 2015


What's in a dwarf planet? First Pluto findings from New Horizons

A massive team of researchers has published the first paper about Pluto based on data received during the New Horizons flyby.

By 16 October 2015


'Like dragon scales': Pluto ripples with weird snakeskin-like features

The latest batch of photos from the New Horizons craft zoom in on the former planet to reveal weird sights straight out of science fiction.

By 25 September 2015


Beautiful new photos of Pluto show terrain, atmosphere

Pluto revealed to be "surprisingly Earth-like" in photos newly arrived from the New Horizons probe.

By 18 September 2015


Preorder your diamond-encrusted Apple iPhone 6S now

Are diamond-studded iPhones forever? This limited-edition blinged-out version of the rumored iPhone 6S makes all calls feel like a luxury, if you can afford the $200,000 price tag.

By 15 August 2015


Rosetta's comet puts on fireworks display as it nears the sun

Comet 67P is getting cozy with the sun and things are heating up on the space rock's surface.

By 12 August 2015


Fasten your Kuiper Belt: Canberra gets a world-first look at Pluto

Get ready for your close-up, Pluto -- CSIRO's Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex will get a world-first look when the New Horizons space probe does its closest fly-by of the dwarf planet.

By 14 July 2015


Sharks filmed living in active underwater volcano

When a National Geographic team drops a camera through the ash plume of a submarine volcano, they get some surprise visitors.

By 11 July 2015