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Oct 2, 2015 04:33 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Red dwarf stars may be able to support habitable exoplanets after all -- through complex tidal interactions between star and planet, global magnetic fields could evolve, protecting hypothetical life forms from the red dwarfs' ferocious nature.
Sep 15, 2015 08:55 AM ET // Elizabeth Howell,
New research shows that the planet completes a rotation on its axis roughly 9 seconds faster than scientists previously thought.
Aug 19, 2015 01:00 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Scientists have long puzzled over how gas planets like Jupiter and Saturn got to be so big -- now they think pebbles may be the answer.
Jul 15, 2015 12:53 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
You don't get to meet your double every day, but Jupiter and the sun share the same galaxy as their very own doppelgangers.
Jul 14, 2015 12:52 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
The scars of the solar system's violent past remain and they are just becoming visible as NASA's New Horizons mission races toward dwarf planet Pluto for a close encounter on July 14.
Jun 24, 2015 08:00 AM ET // Elizabeth Howell
Venus is looking hot. And it looks like lava might be causing it.
May 26, 2015 01:02 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
The stellar runts of the galaxy probably aren't so great for nurturing Earth-like worlds, say scientists running new simulations of the formation of planets around a variety of stars.
May 12, 2015 09:12 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Having already discerned the dwarf planet has distinct surface features, NASA's New Horizons mission has now spotted not just Pluto's largest moons, but the smallest natural satellites too.
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