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TESS discovers its third new planet
TESSWednesday January 9, 2019 5:20AM ET
NASA\'s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, TESS, has discovered a third small planet outside our solar system, scientists announced this week at the annual American Astronomical Society meeting in Seattle.
Why people in Detroit don't like city trees
DetroitTuesday January 8, 2019 4:13AM ET
Trees are a hallmark of vibrant neighborhoods. So why did nearly one-quarter of eligible residents in Detroit, Michigan, turn down free street trees?
Melting ice sheets release tons of methane
GreenlandMonday January 7, 2019 7:54AM ET
The Greenland Ice Sheet emits tons of methane according to a new study, showing that subglacial biological activity impacts the atmosphere far more than previously thought.
Fewer monarch butterflies reaching their overwintering destination
monarch butterfliesFriday January 4, 2019 6:02AM ET
Arguably, one of the world\'s most famous insects, the monarch butterfly, is currently experiencing dire problems with its migration in eastern North America.
Sahara desert swings between wet and dry every 20,000 years
Sahara oasisThursday January 3, 2019 6:02AM ET
A study published on Wednesday in the journal Science Advances has shown that the Sahara desert and North Africa in general swing between wet and dry climates every 20,000 years.
China makes history as first to land spacecraft on far side of moon
Chang'e-4Thursday January 3, 2019 3:16AM ET
China\'s Chang\'e-4 probe touched down on the far side of the moon Thursday, becoming the first spacecraft soft-landing on the moon\'s uncharted side never visible from Earth.
NASA's New Horizons releases first images of entire new world
Ultima ThuleThursday January 3, 2019 3:13AM ET
Scientists from NASA\'s New Horizons mission on Wednesday released the first detailed images of the most distant object ever explored - the Kuiper Belt object nicknamed Ultima Thule, unveiling the very first stages of solar system\'s history.
UK tests self-driving Martian robots
Catherine Mealing-JonesWednesday January 2, 2019 4:29AM ET
Due to the time taken for commands to travel to Mars (eight minutes each way), hand guided robots are limited to travelling only a few dozen metres a day.
China probe readies to land on dark side of moon
moonSunday December 30, 2018 5:28AM ET
A Chinese space probe is moving into position to land on the dark side of the moon for the first time, Xinhua reported, a mission seen as an important step as the country looks to push forward its space program.
The oldest large-sized predatory dinosaur comes from the Italian Alps
Cristiano Dal SassoFriday December 28, 2018 6:33AM ET
Early Jurassic predatory dinosaurs are very rare, and mostly small in size.
Why is sea level rising faster in some places along US East Coast than others?
New York seaFriday December 21, 2018 4:54AM ET
Sea levels are rising globally from ocean warming and melting of land ice, but the seas aren\'t rising at the same rate everywhere. Sea levels have risen significantly faster in some U.S. East Coast regions compared to others.
Scientists discover most distant object in solar system
2018 VG18Thursday December 20, 2018 5:27AM ET
Astronomers have discovered the most distant object in the solar system, a dwarf planet about 120 astronomical units from the sun.
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