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New clues to Ceres' bright spots and origins

Ceres reveals some of its well-kept secrets in two new studies in the journal Nature, thanks to data from NASA's Dawn spacecraft. They include highly anticipated insights about mysterious bright features found all over the ...

dateDec 09, 2015 in Space Exploration
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What are the Earth's layers?

There is more to the Earth than what we can see on the surface. In fact, if you were able to hold the Earth in your hand and slice it in half, you'd see that it has multiple layers. But of course, the interior of our world ...

dateDec 07, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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Mars compared to Earth

At one time, astronomers believed the surface of Mars was crisscrossed by canal systems. This in turn gave rise to speculation that Mars was very much like Earth, capable of supporting life and home to a native civilization. ...

dateDec 07, 2015 in Space Exploration
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What kinds of stars form rocky planets?

As astronomers continue to find more and more planets around stars beyond our own Sun, they are trying to discover patterns and features that indicate what types of planets are likely to form around different kinds of stars. ...

dateDec 03, 2015 in Astronomy
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