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  1. NASA Probe Snaps Amazing New Views of Dwarf Planet CeresRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 20 | Live Science

    A spacecraft closing in on the dwarf planet Ceres in the solar system's asteroid belt has captured tantalizing new views of the huge space rock, revealing hints of craters and other structures on the surface of this mysterious body. NASA's Dawn spacecraft snapped the new images of Ceres , which is the largest object in the asteroid belt between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter, on Jan. 13. Scientists unveiled the images on Monday .


  2. Drought-Tracking Satellite to Blast Off This MonthRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 9 | Live Science

    A new satellite expected to launch this month will improve drought monitoring in the United States and around the world, NASA scientists said Thursday . The Soil Moisture Active Passive satellite will provide the best maps yet of soil moisture levels from pole to pole, mission scientists said.


  3. NASA Black Hole Telescope Snaps Dazzling View of the SunRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 23, 2014 | Live Science

    The first image of the sun captured by NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array , which is sensitive to high-energy X-ray light. X-rays seen by NuSTAR show up as green and blue in the photo, which is overlaid on an image taken by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory.


  4. NASA Satellite's 1st CO2 Maps of Earth RevealedRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 18, 2014 | LiveScience

    This past summer, NASA launched its first satellite devoted to measuring atmospheric carbon dioxide, a heat-trapping gas that is driving global warming. Today , scientists with the space agency unveiled the first carbon maps obtained by the spacecraft, named the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 , or OCO-2.


  5. Giant Crater on Mars Was Once a Vast Lake, Curiosity Rover ShowsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 9, 2014 | Live Science

    This artist's illustration shows a lake of water partially filling Gale Crater on Mars. Image released Dec. 8, 2014.


  6. 'Interstellar' Science: Is Wormhole Travel Possible?Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 24, 2014 | LiveScience

    Sci-fi fans who hope humanity can one day zoom to distant corners of the universe via wormholes, as astronauts do in the recent film "Interstellar," shouldn't hold their breath. Wormholes are theoretical tunnels through the fabric of space-time that could potentially allow rapid travel between widely separated points - from one galaxy to another, for example, as depicted in Christopher Nolan's " Interstellar ," which opened in theaters around the world earlier this month.


  7. Enormous Gorge Shaped by River's Tectonic TransformationRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 20, 2014 | Live Science

    The Tsangpo Gorge in Tibet, one of the deepest canyons in the world, formed when tectonic forces pushed up the earth and steepened the path of a river that then caused massive erosion, a new study finds. The discovery rewrites the geological history of the region , which some researchers thought was caused by massive river erosion that triggered tectonic uplift in the Eastern Himalaya.


  8. Gassy Blob: Biggest US Methane Source Spotted from SpaceRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 9, 2014 | LiveScience

    A map of U.S. methane emissions that vary from background levels. Yellow and red are higher than average; purple and blue are below average.


  9. Weird 'Island' on Saturn Moon Titan Puzzles ScientistsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 30, 2014 | LiveScience

    NASA's Cassini spacecraft has spotted an odd islandlike feature in Ligeia Mare, one of Titan's largest hydrocarbon seas. Scientists don't know what to make of the feature, which has apparently doubled in size over the past year or so, from about 30 square miles to 60 square miles .


  10. NASA Keeping Close Eye on Arctic ClimateRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 18, 2014 | Live Science

    Scientists from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, survey Alaska glaciers in a DHC-3 Otter aircraft as part of NASA's Operation IceBridge. A speedy trip across Alaska's vast, roadless tundra and tall mountains requires travel by air.


  11. Image of the Day: July 2014Read the original story

    Aug 9, 2014 | Live Science

    For older Image of the Day pictures, please visit the Image of the Day archives .


  12. Transparent Bodies: Mice Go See-Through For ScienceRead the original story

    Jul 31, 2014 | Live Science

    A warm, furry mouse has been transformed into a pale, gooey-looking "see-through" version of its former self, by researchers wielding a new technique they say could be used to better understand processes in the body.


  13. Next 'Big Earthquake' in SoCal Might Be Mid-SizedRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 25, 2014 | Live Science

    The next big earthquake in Southern California could be smaller than expected, according to researchers who are rewriting the history of earthquakes on the San Andreas Fault.


  14. Colorado River Groundwater Disappearing at 'Shocking' RateRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 24, 2014 | Live Science

    As the Southwest's drought has worsened in the last decade, making surface water scarce, millions of people are drawing more heavily on underground water supplies.


  15. Founding Fathers' Blunders Aged the Declaration of IndependenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 3, 2014 | Live Science

    In real life, stealing the Declaration of Independence would not be as easy as Nicholas Cage made it look in the film "National Treasure."


  16. Titan Tech: Lightweight Drone Could Explore Saturn MoonRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 1, 2014 | Live Science

    These three mosaics were composed with data from the Cassini spacecraft's visual and infrared mapping spectrometer taken during three separate Titan flybys, on Oct. 28, 2005 , Dec. 26, 2005 , and Jan. 15, 2006 .


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