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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.
Jan 29, 2015 02:42 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
New research suggests that the frozen cores of 'mini-Neptunes' could be transformed into habitable worlds with a little help from their red dwarf hosts.
Oct 22, 2014 11:39 AM ET // Jason Major
Heavy metal ferroelectric "snow" may cover Venus' highest mountain peaks, boosting the alien nature of Earth's weird 'twin.' Continue reading →
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