Planets

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    Spotted: An exoplanet where it might rain

    A planet outside the solar system appears to have clouds with liquid water.

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    Physics Nobel rewards discoveries on cosmic evolution and exoplanets

    This trio of scientists helped figure out the makeup of our universe. Two of them also identified the first known exoplanet orbiting a sunlike star.

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  3. Space

    Learning from what Apollo astronauts left on the moon

    In the 1960s and ’70s, Apollo astronauts left trash, mementos and science experiments on the moon. Researchers want to study and preserve the relics.

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    Preserving remnants of human culture on the moon

    Artifacts left behind by lunar landings have value to research and human history. Scientists now want to preserve those cast-offs while also learning from them.

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    Students help name 5 of Jupiter’s newly discovered moons

    Astronomers announced discovering 12 new moons of Jupiter in July 2018. Five of them now just been named for goddesses and spirits of Greek and Roman mythology.

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    Welcome to moon rock central

    A Science News reporter’s visit to NASA’s moon-rock lab shows the hyper-pristine conditions in which these rocks are kept — and why that’s so important.

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    What do you call a moon that escapes its planet? A ‘ploonet’

    Giant planets in other star systems might lose their moons, creating new planets. And if moons do go rogue, current telescopes may be able to find them.

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    Was that a Marsquake?

    ‘Marsquakes’ could help scientists learn more about the Red Planet’s inner activity.

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    Teen astronomer finds a planet with two suns

    Brian Wu, a teen researcher from New York City, has discovered a handful of distant planets, including a massive world that orbits two suns.

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    China landed a spacecraft on the far side of the moon

    China just brought down a lander and rover on the far side of the moon. Let the science begin!

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  11. Climate

    Distant volcano could turn latest lunar eclipse dark red

    The recent eruption of Anak Krakatau, an Indonesian volcano, could alter the color of this coming weekend’s lunar eclipse.

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    Scientists Say: Exomoon

    A moon that orbits a planet in our solar system in a moon. But a moon that orbits a planet outside our solar system? That’s an exomoon.

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