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“Planetary Science”

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.
Jan 18, 2014 10:31 AM ET // Jason Major
An enormous ring of dust and gas encircling a distant star may be forming planets at this very moment. Continue reading →
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