When a probe skimmed past the dwarf planet in July, researchers expected to see a cold, dead world. New results published today show that Pluto is an active place.
Peter Delamere, space physicist at the University of Alaska Fairbanks’ Geophysical Institute, hopes to learn more about Pluto’s possible atmosphere by studying its interactions with particles from the solar wind.
Decades after the threat of extinction led to them being protected from whalers, there are now about 2,200 blue whales off the West Coast, according to a new study.
Cash prizes await “citizen scientists” who can improve algorithms that help NASA find and identify asteroids in our solar system, the agency says.
More than a ton of advanced electronics, including an ion engine and sensors that help detect variations in gravity, crashed into Earth’s atmosphere Sunday night, when the European GOCE satellite ended its four-year mission.
Cassini — the NASA spacecraft orbiting Saturn — has beamed back a picture of what Earth looks like from its perspective.