Our discovery of a minor planet beyond Neptune shows there might not be a ‘Planet Nine’ after all
Ever since enthusiasm started growing over the possibility that there could be a ninth major planet orbiting the sun beyond Neptune, astronomers have
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NASA: Saturn moon Enceladus is able to host life – it’s time for a new mission
David Rothery, The Open University Ever since studies started suggesting that chemical reactions between water and rock on Saturn’s moon Enceladus c
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Watching the planet breathe: Studying Earth’s carbon cycle from space
Berrien Moore III, University of Oklahoma and Sean Crowell, University of Oklahoma Carbon is a building block of life on our planet. It is stored in r
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Ethiopia’s inhospitable Danakil Depression gives us clues about life on Mars
Barbara Cavalazzi, University of Bologna The Danakil Depression, including the Dallol volcanic area is one of the most remote, inhospitable and poorly
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Planet or dwarf planet: all worlds are worth investigating
Tanya Hill, Museum Victoria Pluto’s status as a “dwarf planet” is once again stirring debate. This comes as some planetary scientists are trying
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