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“Planetary Science”

Feb 3, 2016 01:58 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Astronomers have found a protoplanetary disk surrounding a young star with a rather chilly secret.
Jan 29, 2016 03:10 PM ET // Elizabeth Howell
What will the NASA spacecraft do when it reaches Jupiter this year?
Jan 22, 2016 11:20 AM ET // Elizabeth Howell
Pictures are still filtering back from NASA's New Horizons close-up of Pluto last year and one of the biggest surprises so far comes from the region informally known as Sputnik Planum.
Jan 13, 2016 01:09 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
There are few more potent reminders that Mars used to be a wet world than seeing ancient, dried up river beds etched into the red planet's surface.
Dec 7, 2015 06:00 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Newly returned pictures taken by NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft are giving scientists -- and the rest of us -- the most detailed views of Pluto’s stunningly diverse landscape.
Nov 29, 2015 01:24 PM ET // Elizabeth Howell
When the moon was formed from a massive planetary collision billions of years ago, somehow very little of Earth's water ended up on the moon -- and planetary scientists aren't sure why. Continue reading →
Nov 23, 2015 11:00 AM ET // Irene Klotz
A new study shows the moon is likely to break apart before it hits the atmosphere, creating a debris ring that will encircle Mars for millions of years.
Nov 18, 2015 01:00 PM ET // Irene Klotz
For the first time, astronomers have directly observed a planet in the making.
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