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Recent articles by Amanda:

Goofy 'Bear Belly Flop' Video Means BearCam Season Is Here

Livestreams from Alaska are the safest way to swoon over wild bears. → Read More

Funky Mars Rocks Complicate NASA Rover's Sampling Dreams

Hey, Mars, would you please stop crumbling? → Read More

Giant Concrete-Eating Snails Trigger Florida Quarantine

"One of the most invasive pests on the planet" is back like a bad dream to haunt Florida once again. → Read More

Planes on Mars: Engineers Design Sailplane for Another World

First, there was the Mars helicopter. Are planes next? → Read More

This Bizarre Carnivorous Plant Captures Prey Underground

The unusual pitcher plant has a thing for subterranean snacks. → Read More

1,000 People Pose for a Delightful Group Photo Snapped From Space

The European Space Agency fittingly used a satellite for a group portrait. → Read More

See the Largest Burmese Python Ever Captured in Florida

Wildlife biologists snagged the invasive snake in the Everglades. → Read More

Mercury Shows Off in Spectacular New Spacecraft View

BepiColombo took a flyby of the closest planet to the sun. → Read More

NASA Mars Rover Snaps Flaky, Funky 'Scientifically Fascinating' Landscape

Some of those rocks look like wafer cookies. → Read More

Hubble Spots Glittering 'Sea of Sequins' Crammed With Stars

Stare into the heart of a stunning globular cluster. → Read More

NASA Mars Lander Will Sacrifice Longevity for Science

Science fast. Die young. → Read More

ISS Astronaut Pulls Off Perfect 'Gravity' Cosplay in Space

All that's missing is George Clooney. → Read More

NASA Attempt to Boost Space Station Cuts Off Unexpectedly

A five-minute test only lasted for five seconds. → Read More

NASA Mars Rover Visits the 'Bacon Strip,' a Paradise for Rock Nerds

Perseverance is in geology heaven. → Read More

Feral Cats Push Endangered Marsupial to Brink of Extinction

There may be only about 500 Kangaroo Island dunnarts left. → Read More

Odd 'Cartoon' Cloud Spotted by Satellite Over the Caspian Sea

The NASA Earth Observatory team calls it "more peculiar than most." → Read More

'Unexpected': NASA Mars Rover Finds Shiny Foil Piece on a Rock

NASA isn't sure how the bit of a thermal blanket traveled so far across Mars. → Read More

Rare Near-Sun Comet 'Roasted to Death' Like a Space Icarus

Hot stuff. → Read More

Impossible-Looking Mars Rock Stars in Stunning NASA Rover Image

A round rock looks like it's balancing in an unlikely place. → Read More

NASA Mars Helicopter Lives, Notches Remarkable 29th Flight

Fly, little buddy, fly! → Read More