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Butterfly basin: Astronomers find the biggest known reservoir of planet-forming ingredients around a young star!

In the vast expanse of the cosmos, countless elements and compounds converge in cosmic clouds, offe…

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The most hated workplace software on the planet

It creates mountains of busywork for everyone. So why do more than half of the companies in the For…

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An interplanetary collision might have shrunk Mercury to its current size, scientists think

Mercury, the smallest and closest planet to the Sun, has long captivated scientists with its extrem…

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Massive amounts of frozen water found underneath Mars' equator!

For years, the towering dust sculptures of the Medusae Fossae Formation on Mars have baffled scient…

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Astronomers find planet that seems too humongous to be orbiting its parent star!

A group of astronomers has identified a planet over 13 times the mass of Earth in orbit around an u…

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Icy pebbles may be carrying water to developing planets across the cosmos!

Scientists, exploring the origins of water on Earth and other exoplanets, may have uncovered a prom…

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Is there really another planet hiding deep inside our Earth?

Scientists theorise that approximately 4.5 billion years ago, a colossal collision, termed the "gia…

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I took my teens on a whale-watching cruise. They spent less time on their phones and left with a newfound appreciation for the planet.

On a whale-watching expedition cruise, my teens gained a better appreciation for our planet. They a…

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Mercury's shrinking history revealed through surface craters: insights from the planet's shriveling past

While missions to explore the moon's surface are numerous, the same cannot be said for Mercury. How…

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Mercury is slowly shrinking, and it's giving the planet wrinkles

Mercury is considerably smaller than it once was. A new study has shown it is still shrinking.

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The mystery of how the moon formed is still puzzling scientists. The secret could lie deep within our planet.

Scientists have several theories for how the moon first formed. The leading hypothesis involves a m…

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A mystery 300-mile wide formation lurking beneath Australia may be the largest asteroid impact crater on Earth

Scientists think the asteroid impact may have occurred roughly 450 million years ago, when 85 perce…

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The Earth did not get its water from asteroids — it may have had it all along

The prevailing theory on how the Earth got its water is that the planet was born dry and water was …

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How to bake a meteorite — scientists are heating up space rocks to recreate the birth of planets

According to her, when the building blocks of a planet are coming together, the material is he…

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How sounds are made for nature documentaries

Foley artist Richard Hinton explains how he fakes the sounds of nature for series like "Planet Eart…

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First-ever livestream from Mars beamed back images from the red planet despite technical difficulties

Never have images from the red planet been seen in near real-time. Inclement weather disrupted the …

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When, where, and how to see the rare alignment of 5 planets in the night sky this month

A rare planetary alignment is happening March 25-28. Mars, Venus, Mercury, Jupiter, and Uranus will…

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Insider's One Planet destination zeroes in on the innovations and actions taking on the climate crisis

Everyone has a role to play in combating the climate crisis. Insider's One Planet reports on breakt…

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NASA spotted a rock formation on Mars that looks just like a giant bear face

A volcano or mudslide likely caused the rock formation. It's the latest in a string of amusing imag…

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Photos from NASA's Mars rover show the red planet's ancient rivers were much wilder than scientists first thought

NASA's Perseverance rover found evidence of a deep, high-energy river that could help scientists fi…

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