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Ever wonder what Jupiter would look like naked, without its thick coat of turbulent clouds? An exoplanet 575 light-years away might be the answer to the question you didn’t ask.   The exoplanet is a gas giant called WASP-62b, and, Read more…


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The Sun has a lot of rhythm and goes through different cycles of activity. The most well-known cycle might be the Schwabe cycle, which has an 11-year cadence. But what about cycles with much longer time scales? How can scientists Read more…


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Evidence of water in the shadows of craters or locked up in glassy beads like microscopic snow-globes has recently revealed the Moon’s surface is far less desiccated than we ever imagined.   Just where this veneer of ice water came Read more…


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Ever since the discovery of a chemical called phosphine on Venus was announced in September last year, the scientific community has been in a tizzy. Scientists have published papers back and forth, trying to debunk or bolster the claim.   Read more…


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Earth’s second moon will make a close approach to the planet next week before drifting off into space, never to be seen again. “What second moon,” you ask? Astronomers call it 2020 SO – a small object that dropped into Read more…


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Every now and again, we get a little glimpse of just how far human ingenuity has gone. Quite literally: The above image was taken by a spacecraft travelling through the Solar System while it was at a distance of 251 Read more…


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A mineral that repeatedly turns up on Mars has been found in perhaps the last place on Earth you might think to look. Deep – really deep – in the Antarctic ice, scientists have found jarosite, a tawny-hued mineral that’s Read more…


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A test of a powerful new space imaging instrument has given us a gloriously detailed new perspective of the Apollo 15 Moon landing site. By bouncing a powerful radar signal off the lunar surface, the new instrument has been able Read more…


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Dubai announced Monday the creation of a “space court” to settle commercial disputes, as the UAE – which is also sending a probe to Mars – builds its presence in the space sector.   The tribunal will be based at Read more…


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New observations of a very unusual and mysterious star located approximately 15,000 light-years away from Earth have revealed a bizarre pattern of stellar activity that astronomers say they’ve never witnessed before.   The star in question is called Swift J1818.0–1607, Read more…

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