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  1. Planets

    Pluto is no longer a planet — or is it?

    In the 15 years since Pluto lost its status as a planet, some scientists continue to use whatever definition works best for them.

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  2. Space

    Here’s an easier new way to weigh a black hole

    The timing of flickers in the gas and dust of a black hole’s accretion disk correlates to its mass, a new study finds.

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  3. Earth

    Let’s learn about meteor showers

    Meteor showers happen when Earth’s orbit passes through trails of debris left behind by comets or asteroids.

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  4. Planets

    Jupiter’s intense auroras heat up its atmosphere

    Jupiter’s hotter-than-expected upper atmosphere may be warmed by charged particles slamming into the air above the poles.

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  5. Space

    Let’s learn about dark matter

    Dark matter is only detectable by the gravitational pull it exerts on visible objects, like stars and galaxies.

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  6. Physics

    Scientists Say: Plasma

    In physics, plasma refers to one of the four states of matter. In medicine, plasma describes the part of blood that ferries cells, nutrients and more throughout the body.

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  7. Space

    This image may be the first look at exomoons in the making

    These observations offer some of the best evidence yet that planets around other stars have moons, or exomoons.

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  8. Space

    Born in deep shadows? That could explain Jupiter’s strange makeup

    Dust that blocked sunlight might have caused the gas giant to form in a deep freeze, a new study suggests.

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  9. Space

    Moon-sized white dwarf is the smallest ever found

    This dead star is also spinning very fast and has an amazingly powerful magnetic field.

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