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Giant planet ejected from the solar system

( -- Just as an expert chess player sacrifices a piece to protect the queen, the solar system may have given up a giant planet and spared the Earth, according to an article recently published in The Astrophysical ...

dateNov 10, 2011 in Astronomy
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Solar system ice: Source of Earth's water

Scientists have long believed that comets and, or a type of very primitive meteorite called carbonaceous chondrites were the sources of early Earth's volatile elements—which include hydrogen, nitrogen, and carbon—and ...

dateJul 12, 2012 in Space Exploration
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Scientist discovers plate tectonics on Mars

( -- For years, many scientists had thought that plate tectonics existed nowhere in our solar system but on Earth. Now, a UCLA scientist has discovered that the geological phenomenon, which involves the movement ...

dateAug 09, 2012 in Space Exploration
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