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Saturn’s hexagon: An amazing phenomenon

In 1980 and 1981 NASA's Voyager 1 and 2 space probes passed for the first time over the planet Saturn, located 1,500 million km...
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Mount Hood study suggests volcano eruptibility is rare

Forecasts of when a volcano is ready to erupt could be a little closer thanks to work by geologists at the University of California,...

An extinction in the blink of an eye

MIT researchers find that the end-Permian extinction happened in 60,000 years — much faster than earlier estimates. The largest mass extinction in the history of...

New technique measures mass of exoplanets

To date, scientists have confirmed the existence of more than 900 exoplanets circulating outside our solar system. To determine if any of these far-off...

For the good of the colony: Bacterial community success depends on...

For some microbes, the motto for growth is not so much “every cell for itself,” but rather, “all for one and one for all.” MIT...

Scientists generate first map of clouds on an exoplanet

On the exoplanet Kepler 7b, the weather is highly predictable, an international team of scientists has found: On any given day, the exoplanet, which...

NASA Wants Investigations for a Mars 2020 Rover

NASA has released its announcement of an open competition for the planetary community to submit proposals for the science and exploration technology instruments that...

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