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Apr 15, 2015 02:00 PM ET // Irene Klotz
The jostling of the giant planets Jupiter and Saturn in the solar system’s early days may have delivered a Mercury-type building block to baby Earth, providing the planet with the chemistry to heat its convecting, liquid metal core to this day
Apr 14, 2015 07:00 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
NASA's Cassini mission has spotted a small Saturn moon illuminated by reflected sunlight off Saturn's atmosphere.
Apr 8, 2015 01:00 PM ET // Irene Klotz
The primordial planet believed to have smashed into baby Earth, creating a cloud of debris that eventually formed into the moon, was chemically a near-match to Earth.
Mar 27, 2015 12:32 PM ET
There are many things in life whose constancy we can rely on -- friends, family, death, taxes -- but our home planet isn't one of them. Things are 'a' changin'. Slooowly. How would you feel about longer days, shorter springs, and a new north star?
Mar 23, 2015 03:00 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Jupiter's early migration through the inner solar system caused gravitational mayhem, but it ultimately settled to allow Earth to form in a relatively quiet neighborhood.
Mar 20, 2015 12:40 PM ET
Earth is in what's called the habitable zone. It's far enough from the sun that it doesn't get fried, and close enough that it gets the best of its warmth. We like to think we're special for this, but it turns out we might be pretty run of the mill.
Mar 20, 2015 09:50 AM ET // Discovery News
The first day of Spring began with some dazzle in Europe and the Arctic with a solar eclipse.
Mar 19, 2015 12:00 PM ET // Joe Rao, SPACE.com Skywatching Columnist
This week, the moon will completely cover the disk of the sun, creating a solar eclipse that only a small part of the world can see.
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