Jun 27 - NASA has announced it will award the Distinguished Public Service
Medal, its highest honor, to astronomer Yervant Terzian, the Tisch
Distinguished Professor Emeritus. Read more ›
Prof. Jonathan Lunine discusses recent discoveries on Mars in this CNN Online story. (Photo: JPL-NASA)
Professor Michael Niemack, left, and Cornell graduate student Nicholas Cothard at 18,400 feet elevation in Chile near the future locations of the Simons Observatory and CCAT-prime telescopes.
Scientists say they have found evidence of dunes of frozen methane on Pluto.
Juno is soaking up as much data as it can about the planet’s gravity, magnetic fields, deep atmosphere and core. [Forbes/Science]
In this artistic rendering, an Earth-like exomoon orbits a gas giant planet in a star's habitable zone in a galaxy far away. (NASA/JPL-Caltech)
Fact #8: Cosmic Combat
Antares (think anti-Ares) is known as the rival of Mars because Mars passes by this bright red star, "challenging" the planet as it nears.
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