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Planets like Jupiter and Saturn may form much more easily than previously believed, hints a study of red giant stars.

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See images of the new Phoenix Mars Lander and the evidence for water on the red planet that the mission is designed to pursue.

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As NASA's new Phoenix lander prepares for liftoff, catch up on the recent announcements of compelling evidence that suggests Mars had a watery past.

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See a roundup of the week's news and events: Bridge over Mississippi River collapses, new Veil Nebula images released, and more.

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See a roundup of the week's news and events: England experiences worst flood in 60 years, Thirty Years' War skeletons unearthed, and more.

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See a roundup of the week's news and events: Britain's adventurer swims at the North Pole, heat wave sweeps Europe, fishers hook an ancient fish, and more.

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The surface of the icy moon Iapetus froze solid during its infancy, locking the moon into its unusual bulging shape, scientists say.

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"Killer electrons," supercharged particles that pose a significant hazard to spacecraft and astronauts, are formed right in Earth's back yard, new research shows.

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Can an engineer bring sexy back—to the future? One scientist might, if her new space suit design makes it off the launching pad.

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A gas giant orbiting a distant star shows signatures of water vapor in its atmosphere, a find that some say is the first evidence of water on a so-called exoplanet.

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Some comets streaking through the atmosphere may have a more uniform mixture of ingredients than scientists had previously believed.

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Using a technique that measures how much gravity bends light, astronomers say they have spotted early stars in galaxies more than 13 billion light-years away.

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The massive tempest is currently "starving" the solar-powered rovers, so NASA has put the robots on regular nap-time schedules to try and wait out the storm.

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Scientists need to rethink what constitutes life in their search for ETs and seek out so-called "weird" life-forms that could thrive in extreme environments, a new report says.

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Despite its bathtub-ready appearance, Hyperion—Saturn's largest irregularly shaped moon—is anything but spongy.


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