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Apr

Huge volcanoes shook Mercury for billions of yearsAn analysis of dozens of pyroclastic ash deposits suggests that Mercury had an long history explosive volcanism.

Huge volcanoes shook Mercury for billions of years
An analysis of dozens of pyroclastic ash deposits suggests that Mercury had an long history explosive volcanism.

16

Apr

Vision risks for astronauts could put an early end to Mars missionsScientist theorize that pressure from cerebrospinal fluid in microgravity could be contributing to the degradation of eyesight among some astronauts.

Vision risks for astronauts could put an early end to Mars missions
Scientist theorize that pressure from cerebrospinal fluid in microgravity could be contributing to the degradation of eyesight among some astronauts.

New NASA photo may show birth of new Saturn moonThe potential new moon object has been christened ‘Peggy,’ and it may turn out to be the last moon Saturn produces.

New NASA photo may show birth of new Saturn moon
The potential new moon object has been christened ‘Peggy,’ and it may turn out to be the last moon Saturn produces.

Star survives nearby supernova explosionIn the neighboring Large Magellanic Cloud galaxy, a star has defied the odds; but its days are limited.

Star survives nearby supernova explosion
In the neighboring Large Magellanic Cloud galaxy, a star has defied the odds; but its days are limited.

15

Apr

Free apps for astronomy fansThe recent lunar eclipse has everyone sky-gazing. If you have a new-found interest in the stars, these apps will help you spot, name, and learn more about celestial bodies.

Free apps for astronomy fans
The recent lunar eclipse has everyone sky-gazing. If you have a new-found interest in the stars, these apps will help you spot, name, and learn more about celestial bodies.

Astronauts to grow lettuce in space with NASA ‘Veggie’ farmThe mini-farm isn’t just for tasty food — the Veg-01 experiment will test how well lettuce and other large plants grow in orbit.

Astronauts to grow lettuce in space with NASA ‘Veggie’ farm
The mini-farm isn’t just for tasty food — the Veg-01 experiment will test how well lettuce and other large plants grow in orbit.

Blood moon shines during total lunar eclipse in stunning photosSee the lunar eclipse up close with these amazing images.

Blood moon shines during total lunar eclipse in stunning photos
See the lunar eclipse up close with these amazing images.

14

Apr

What to expect from the first lunar eclipse of 2014The moon will go through twelve phases of an eclipse across three and half hours, so have some coffee next to your telescope.

What to expect from the first lunar eclipse of 2014
The moon will go through twelve phases of an eclipse across three and half hours, so have some coffee next to your telescope.

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Apr

How to spot Jupiter, Mars and more in April’s night skyJupiter, Mars, Venus, Saturn and even Neptune will all be visible this month.

How to spot Jupiter, Mars and more in April’s night sky
Jupiter, Mars, Venus, Saturn and even Neptune will all be visible this month.

NASA mulls ethics of long space voyagesAstronauts face all sorts of health challenges during long-term spaceflight, including vision impairment, heightened cancer risk and bone loss.

NASA mulls ethics of long space voyages
Astronauts face all sorts of health challenges during long-term spaceflight, including vision impairment, heightened cancer risk and bone loss.