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ESA image: Impact chip

The European-built Cupola was added to the International Space Station in 2010 and continues to provide the best room with a view anywhere.

dateMay 12, 2016 in Space Exploration
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The rise and fall of Martian lakes

There is a wealth of evidence, collected over the past few decades, that suggests liquid water was abundant in the early history of Mars – one of our nearest and most studied neighbours. However, the size, evolution and ...

dateMay 12, 2016 in Space Exploration
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Planet Nine: A world that shouldn't exist

Earlier this year scientists presented evidence for Planet Nine, a Neptune-mass planet in an elliptical orbit 10 times farther from our Sun than Pluto. Since then theorists have puzzled over how this planet could end up in ...

dateMay 03, 2016 in Astronomy
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Cassini image: Criss-crossed rings

At first glance, Saturn's rings appear to be intersecting themselves in an impossible way. In actuality, this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows the rings in front of the planet, upon which the shadow of the rings ...

dateApr 29, 2016 in Space Exploration
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