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March 2, 2017

 

The Solar System was originally a whirling cloud of dust and gas.

A Really Big Lump: How Gravity Created The Solar System

Learn about gravity, stars, and really big lumps.

June 26, 2015

 

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The Oldest Worlds    

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

November 22, 2014

 

Image of young star HL Tauri and the protoplanetary disc that surrounds it, taken by ALMA, a telescope in Chile.

Baby Pictures of a Solar System

Detailed images of a young solar system reveal how the planets in our solar system may have formed.

August 21, 2014

 

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Colliding Galaxies

After growing increasingly distant, two galactic siblings—the Milky Way and Andromeda—will reunite (billions of years from now).

May 20, 2014

 

If conditions are just right, you can actually see interplanetary dust in the form of zodiacal light.

Ashes To Ashes, Stardust To Stardust

The secret to the origins of life on Earth could be in the dust that's leftover after solar systems form.

April 3, 2013

 

Do you think earthquakes happen on Mars?

Mars May Have Tectonic Plates

For years scientists thought only two planets in our solar system had tectonic plates. But, now, it looks like Mars is joining the club.

November 8, 2011

 

Don't worry, our big blue marble is probably safe from dangerous asteroid impacts in the foreseeable future.

Earth’s Close Encounter

An asteroid will whiz by Earth at 29,000 miles per hour. That could cause a big impact, but do we really have anything to worry about?

October 5, 2011

 

Oxygen-Rich, Cold, And May Have Life!

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

July 7, 2011

 

Kepler’s Telescope Spots 2 Planets In Same Orbit. Should We Worry?

Kepler’s Telescope has detected over 1200 possible planets. But this discovery is unique. Scientists found two planets in the same orbit in a system!

June 22, 2011

 

Where Did The Planets That Orbit Our Sun Come From?

Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. Where did our planets come from?

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