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Nasa InSight lander makes successful landing on Mars
landing on MarsMonday November 26, 2018 3:03PM ET
Nasa InSight spacecraft makes successful landing on Mars. Its new home is Elysium Planitia, a still, flat region where it’s set to study seismic waves and heat deep below the surface of the Red Planet for a planned two-year mission.
Watch live: Nasa Insight probe descends to Mars, 'seven minutes of terror' ahead
Nasa Insight probeMonday November 26, 2018 1:55PM ET
After a seven-month journey, Nasa’s InSight probe is about to reach Mars and embark on an unprecedented mission to map the planet’s interior.
NASA's spacecraft on course to land on Mars
InSight spacecraftMonday November 26, 2018 4:56AM ET
The United States space agency NASA\'s spacecraft is slated to enter into and touch down on Mars on Monday, starting the first mission to study the deep interior of the Red Planet.
South American river turtles thrive thanks to local Amazon communities
South American river turtlesWednesday November 21, 2018 4:20AM ET
With a crescent pressure from tourism, habitat reduction and growing commercial interest, the population of South American River Turtles, also known as Arrau turtles, could be in danger of extinction.
'True polar wander' may have caused ice age
ice ageTuesday November 20, 2018 4:10AM ET
Earth\'s latest ice age may have been caused by changes deep inside the planet. Based on evidence from the Pacific Ocean, including the position of the Hawaiian Islands, Rice University geophysicists have determined Earth shifted relative to its spin axis within the past 12 million years, which caused Greenland to move far enough toward the north pole to kick off the ice age that began about 3.2 million years ago.
Overflowing crater lakes carved canyons across Mars
Mars lakeMonday November 19, 2018 6:46AM ET
Today, most of the water on Mars is locked away in frozen ice caps. But billions of years ago it flowed freely across the surface, forming rushing rivers that emptied into craters, forming lakes and seas.
Kilogram gets new definition
KilogramFriday November 16, 2018 2:28PM ET
Scientists have changed the way the kilogram is defined.
Scientists vote to change the kilogram
Big KFriday November 16, 2018 6:44AM ET
Scientists from around the world are gathering in France today to decide the fate of the kilogram.
Frozen super-Earth discovered just six light-years away
super-EarthFriday November 16, 2018 4:50AM ET
Astronomers have found a frozen exoplanet more than three times the mass of Earth, orbiting a star that\'s only six light-years away.
Astronomers detect once-in-a-lifetime gamma rays
Jamie Holder Tyler WilliamsonThursday November 15, 2018 6:54AM ET
Scientists have discovered something amazing.
Historic Danish warship found at bottom of the Kattegat Sea
Kattegat SeaThursday November 15, 2018 4:59AM ET
After searching for over a decade, a team of divers have discovered the long-lost wreck of the Printz Friedrich, the Danish warship that sank in the Kattegat over 200 years ago.
Rare fossil bird deepens mystery of avian extinctions
Rare fossil birdWednesday November 14, 2018 6:44AM ET
During the late Cretaceous period, more than 65 million years ago, birds belonging to hundreds of different species flitted around the dinosaurs and through the forests as abundantly as they flit about our woods and fields today.
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