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How are planets formed?

How did the Solar System's planets come to be? The leading theory is something known as the "protoplanet hypothesis", which essentially says that very small objects stuck to each other and grew bigger and bigger—big enough ...

dateJan 30, 2015 in Space Exploration
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Deep astrophoto of LDN 673

What a stunning view of this dark region of space! This image, by astrophotographer Callum Hayton shows LDN 673, a molecular cloud complex that lies in the constellation Aquila. This region is massive—around 67 trillion ...

dateAug 05, 2014 in Space Exploration
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No limits to human effects on clouds

Understanding how clouds affect the climate has been a difficult proposition. What controls the makeup of the low clouds that cool the atmosphere or the high ones that trap heat underneath? How does human activity change ...

dateJun 09, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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