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“Planetary Science”

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 →
Jan 13, 2014 09:12 PM ET // Jason Major
Observations by ESA's Venus Express confirm the presence of high-altitude waves kicked up by surface features far below. Continue reading →
Dec 18, 2013 07:00 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Flying robotic missions into space is expensive, but winning the $636 million jackpot would go a long, long way. Continue reading →
Dec 4, 2013 03:43 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
The icy Jovian moon has a strange surface -- regions of flat ice interrupted by chaotic terrain. What causes the chaos? Europa's internal heat convection may hold the key. Continue reading →
Aug 7, 2013 03:17 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Europa has only been seen from afar, but its aura of intrigue has inspired scientists to study ideas as to how to explore the icy Jovian moon. Continue reading →
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