Earth's Place in the Universe

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  1. Space

    Ancient volcanoes may have left ice at the moon’s poles

    Volcanic eruptions billions of years ago may have produced several temporary atmospheres on the moon that held water vapor.

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  2. Planets

    The InSight lander has caught a large ‘earthquake’ on Mars

    This magnitude 5 quake is offering scientists a peek at what’s going on beneath the Martian surface.

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  3. Earth

    Tiny gemstones show when Earth’s crust first started moving

    Chemical hints observed in zircons suggest when the important process of plate tectonics first took off.

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  4. Space

    Behold: The biggest known comet in our solar system

    This “dirty snowball” in space is about twice as wide as Rhode Island and darker than coal.

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  5. Space

    A star called ‘Earendel’ could be the most distant ever seen

    A thin red arc found in an image from the Hubble Space Telescope shows starlight from nearly 13 billion years ago.

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  6. Physics

    Muons reveal the inner worlds of pyramids, volcanoes and more

    Tracking these subatomic particles can uncover surprising hidden structures.

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  7. Space

    Some of the sun’s iconic coronal loops may be ghostly illusions

    Wrinkles in the sun’s outer atmosphere might trick the eye into seeing glowing arches, scientists now report.

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  8. Space

    We finally have an image of the black hole at the heart of our galaxy

    New observations from the Event Horizon Telescope reveal the chaotic region around the Milky Way’s central black hole, Sagittarius A*, in extreme detail.

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  9. Planets

    Analyze This: Some 5,000 planets orbit stars other than our sun

    A new cache of confirmed exoplanet discoveries marks a milestone in planets found beyond our solar system.

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