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Here’s what caused the mysterious blue glow spotted from the ISS
A recently spotted glowing blue light above Europe is the latest in a series of exciting atmospheric storm observations.
Mars’s barren Jezero crater had a wet and dramatic past
The dried-up lake could hold clues to the Red Planet’s history and habitability.
A key part of the Big Bang remains troublingly elusive
Physicists still don't understand what happened in the instant after the Big Bang.
What happens when the sun burns out?
It won't go quietly into the night.
Scientists have new moon rocks for the first time in nearly 50 years
China’s Chang’e 5 mission returned moon rocks that are already helping scientists understand our moon’s history.
Catastrophic floods helped shape the unique landscape on Mars
Deep valleys in the Red Planet’s surface are evidence of overflowing crater lakes.
Meet Lucy: NASA’s new asteroid-hopping spacecraft
The stars are aligning to let Lucy visit a record-shattering eight asteroids.
Jupiter’s Great Red Spot is whirling faster than ever
Hubble has been observing the Jovian storm for more than a decade.
With Landsat 9, NASA can now photograph the entire Earth every 8 days
Along with its already orbiting companion, Landsat 8, the just-launched satellite will monitor how climate change continues to alter the Earth's surface.
What does space smell like?
Spoiler: a lot of other planets smell like farts.