Mary Beth Griggs
at 10:56 AM Apr 17 2015

In a country as dry as Saudi Arabia, cool watering holes are a big attraction--drawing in locals, their graffiti, and their cameras. The latter two might be an annoyance for folks just looking to cool off, but for scientists in Europe, they can also be valuable data.

Sarah Fecht
at 10:55 AM Apr 17 2015
Space // 

Out in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, Ceres is the largest unexplored rock in our solar system. The Dawn mission arrived in Ceres' orbit back in March, but we have yet to see any great close-ups of the asteroid. That's because the spacecraft's trajectory brought it swinging around Ceres' dark side for a little while. It's still out there in the dark, but it's getting closer to the light. That's why the asteroid looks crescent-shaped in the latest and greatest images from Dawn, shown above.

Mary Beth Griggs
at 09:09 AM Apr 16 2015
Space // 

Storms here on Earth might be devastating events that can last for days and bring cities to their knees, but that's nothing compared to Saturn's storms. Massive thunderstorms complete with lightning and high winds can cover an area roughly the same size as our planet and can last for months, circumnavigating the gas giant in the process.

Rachel Fobar
at 09:08 AM Apr 16 2015
Space // 

Just a week after NASA scientists announced their certainty of finding alien life within the next 20 years, a team of scientists say they've found no obvious signs of advanced extraterrestrial life after searching 100,000 galaxies.

Rachel Fobar
at 11:06 AM Apr 14 2015
Space // 

In London, Daniel Blau Gallery is hosting an exhibition of photographs taken on NASA space explorations. The exhibit, called “Apollo 8 x 10,” will be on view from April 10 through May 15.

Loren Grush
at 11:05 AM Apr 14 2015
Space // 

Again and again these days, we're seeing evidence that our solar system is awash in H2O. Now, after numerous major revelations of liquid oceans throughout our celestial home, it looks as though Mars may have liquid water close to its surface as well.

Mary Beth Griggs
at 09:01 AM Apr 13 2015
Space // 

Scientists have pinpointed the origins of the meteorite, Annama, that streaked across the Russian sky last April in a beautiful fireball. The path the meteorite took to earth strongly resembles that of a large asteroid, 2014 UR116, which is over 1,300 feet in diameter.

 
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