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The first detailed, wide-area map of water distribution on the Moon

A new map reveals the distribution of Water near the Moon's south pole.

Direct evidence of active volcanism on Venus

NASA’s Magellan data reveal volcanic activity on Venus.

A newly detected galaxy protocluster is surrounded by surprisingly hot gas

The first bubble in the intergalactic stew.

Mix-and-match kit could enable astronauts to build lunar exploration bots

Robotic parts can be used to explore lava tubes or transport solar panels.

Webb captures rarely seen prelude to a supernova

A Wolf-Rayet star is a rare prelude to the famous final act of a massive star: the supernova. As one of its first observations...

The rotation of Europa’s icy crust may be affected by ocean currents

New explanation for how the icy shell of Jupiter’s moon Europa rotates at a different rate than its interior.

Chandra detected a galaxy lonelier than expected

The result may push the limits for how quickly astronomers expect galaxies to grow in the early universe.

First images released from JWST’s largest general observer program

Mosaic images from the COSMOS-Web program offer a treasure trove of early galaxies.

First ‘sun rays’ viewed on Mars

Curiosity views first Martian 'Sun Rays'.

Astrophysicists shed new light on the state of the Universe 13 billion years ago

Tracing 13 billion years of history by the light of ancient quasars.

Water on Earth is even older than our Sun

Using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), astronomers have detected gaseous water in the planet-forming disc around the star V883 Orionis. This water carries...

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