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Mars makes closest approach to Earth in 15 years

/ Aug 1, 2018

Mars makes closest approach to Earth in 15 years

Earth's neighboring planet, Mars, is closer than it has been in the past 15 years, offering unusually bright views of the red planet's auburn hues. "The red planet and Earth haven't been this close since 2003, and won't be again until 2035," NASA said. Astronomers around ...

Nearby young star may be chomping a planet

/ Jul 19, 2018

Nearby young star may be chomping a planet

Astronomers may have caught a relatively nearby star munching on a planet or mini-planets. A NASA space telescope noticed that the star suddenly started looking a bit strange last year. The Chandra X-Ray Observatory spotted a 30-fold increase in iron on the edge of the ...

Time travelers invited to Stephen Hawking send-off

/ May 13, 2018

Time travelers invited to Stephen Hawking send-off

Stephen Hawking's family have invited time travelers to his memorial service, seeking to tackle one of the curiosities that eluded the British physicist during his extraordinary life. The world's most recognizable scientist died in March at age 76 after a lifetime spent probing the origins ...