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Oct 30, 2014 02:00 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Just 14 million years after the start of the solar system, Earth and the rest of the inner planets were inundated with water, setting back the clock for when life could have evolved.
Oct 22, 2014 01:00 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Scientists have found two families of comets in the developing Beta Pictoris star system, located about 64 million light-years from Earth, including one group that appears to be remnants of a smashed-up protoplanet.
Oct 16, 2014 12:10 PM ET // Mike Wall, Space.com
The first-ever photos of water ice near Mercury's north pole have come down to Earth, and they have quite a story to tell.
Oct 1, 2014 04:43 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Titan's mysterious south pole vortex is much colder than expected... and it's laced with a highly toxic compound. Continue reading →
Sep 21, 2014 10:00 AM ET // Discovery News
Check out some of the coolest images of the planet from space and below.
Sep 9, 2014 08:37 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
Moonlets in Saturn's F-ring are being created and destroyed at an astonishing rate by the gas giant's tidal chaos. Continue reading →
Aug 28, 2014 02:00 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Scientists believe they have spotted a rocky planet in the making around a young, sun-like star 1,200 light years away in the constellation Vela.
Feb 23, 2014 01:00 PM ET // Larry O'Hanlon
A zircon crystal from Western Australia moves the date Earth's first solid crust began to cool from 600 million years ago to 100 million years ago.
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