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June 26, 2015



The Oldest Worlds    

Scientists recently discovered Earth‑sized planets orbiting a star more than 11 billion years old.

February 11, 2015


composite of a series of images photographed from a mounted camera on the Earth-orbiting International Space Station, from approximately 240 miles above Earth.

Planets of Double Stars

Extrasolar planets form along misaligned orbits.

August 25, 2014


Pluto and its large moon Charon are depicted in this artist’s concept. The distant Sun appears as a very bright star. Prepared for NASA by Norman W. Lee and Stephen Paul Meszaros

Dwarf Planets

Astronomers made a big discovery in determining Pluto's dwarf planet credentials.

September 25, 2013


water droplets on the side of a plastic bottle

A Tale Of Very Old Water

Canadian scientists studying water found deep in an underground mine have determined that the water is at least 1.5 billion years old, and maybe much older.

July 25, 2013


How Old Is The Surface Of Mercury?

Scientists have a new estimate for the geological age of one of Mercury's oldest regions.

June 21, 2013


plastic alien toy next to a rock

New Red Planets Might Support Life!

One of the great mysteries: Does life exist elsewhere in the universe. Research has found that such planets may be more common, and much closer, than we think.

July 20, 2012


Exoplanet Hunters at La Silla, Chile

Scientists Are Discovering New Exoplanets Every Week

Did you know it seems we're discovering a new exoplanet every week?

October 5, 2011


saturn, earth, moons

Oxygen-Rich, Cold, And May Have Life!

A Moment of Science looks at the many different moons in our solar system.

October 4, 2011


model planets in a museum

Why Pluto Is No Longer Considered A Planet : Rogue Planets

So, if the planet doesn't orbit a sun, can it still be called a planet?

September 9, 2011


solar system model

A Really Big Lump: How Gravity Created The Solar System

Learn about gravity, stars, and really big lumps on this Moment of Science.

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