Planets

08.16.17
Optical laser uses shockwaves to peer inside distant planets
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Optical laser uses shockwaves to peer inside distant planets

It has as much kick as 17 Teslas discharging their batteries in a second.

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06.12.17
Trappist-1 planets may have formed from chunks of melting ice
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Trappist-1 planets may have formed from chunks of melting ice

A new theory explains why the planets are so close together and similar in size.

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05.27.17
The search for a habitable second Earth
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The search for a habitable second Earth

We’ve never had a better chance of finding extraterrestrial life -- if it exists.

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02.20.17
New Horizons scientists want to redefine what planets are
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New Horizons scientists want to redefine what planets are

They're led by Alan Stern, the principal investigator for NASA's Pluto mission.

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11.18.16
Researchers offer new evidence of a liquid ocean on Pluto
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Researchers offer new evidence of a liquid ocean on Pluto

Two new theories try to explain the dwarf planet's heart-shaped depression.

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