Planets

  1. Space

    Jupiter may have ‘sprites’ or ‘elves’ in its atmosphere

    This is the first time that scientists have seen hints of these weird side effects of lightning storms somewhere other than on Earth.

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  2. Space

    There’s water on sunny parts of the moon, scientists confirm

    The new observations were made by a telescope on board a jet in Earth’s atmosphere. They confirm the presence of water on sunlit areas of the moon.

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  3. Planets

    Let’s learn about Mars

    Traveling to Mars offers many challenges, including life without gravity, cosmic rays and communication delays.

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  4. Space

    Scientists Say: Gravity

    Gravity is a fundamental force that attracts objects with mass to other objects with mass. It decreases with distance.

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  5. Tech

    Let’s learn about space robots

    Space robots can take pictures of other planets, analyze samples of their surface and even peer into their interiors.

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  6. Planets

    Saturn’s moon Titan may host lots of dried lakes

    Suspicious spots around the moon’s middle could be the beds of ancient lakes. If so, this might solve a 20-year-old mystery.

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  7. Planets

    Let’s learn about exoplanets

    Exoplanets are planets outside of our solar system. Scientists are finding out more about them than ever before.

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  8. Space

    Developing planet emerges in a swirl of gas

    Images of a young star 520 light-years away show a spiral of gas and dust swirling around it. A twist inside the spiral appears to be a planet forming.

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  9. Tech

    Wiggly wheels might help rovers plow through loose lunar soils

    New design lets wheels ascend hills too steep for regular robots and paddle through loose soils without getting stuck.

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  10. Planets

    Planets with hydrogen skies could harbor life

    Microbes can live in a hydrogen atmosphere. This points to new space worlds that host alien life.

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  11. Planets

    Let’s learn about Jupiter

    This gas giant is home to a massive storm that has lasted hundreds of years. It’s also surrounded by dozens of moons.

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  12. Earth

    Weight lifting is this planetary scientist’s pastime

    Beck Strauss uses magnetic fields to explore the makeup of Earth and other planets.

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