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  1. Space

    Jets may have sculpted rings of Cat’s Eye nebula

    The Cat’s Eye nebula is one of the most complex of its kind. A 3-D model now reveals the source of that complexity.

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  2. Physics

    Explainer: What are the different states of matter?

    Most people know solids, liquids and gases — but what about the four other states of matter?

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  3. Planets

    Check out the first direct look at Neptune’s rings since the ’80s

    The Voyager 2 spacecraft took the first pics of Neptune’s rings 33 years ago. Now, NASA’s James Webb telescope is providing a more detailed view of them.

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  4. Space

    This physicist hopes to shake up our understanding of space

    Adeene Denton uses a combination of geology, astrophysics and coding to better understand the structure of planets.

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  5. Space

    Mysteries about the universe abound, from its beginning to its end

    Scientists have a good understanding of the laws that make our universe tick. But they still don’t quite know how it began — or will end.

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  6. Space

    It all started with the Big Bang — and then what happened?

    Scientists explain what really puzzles them about how our universe became what it is today — and what its future may hold.

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  7. Physics

    Cosmic timeline: What’s happened since the Big Bang

    Energy, mass and the cosmos' structure evolved a lot over the past 13.82 billion years — much of it within just the first second.

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  8. Space

    NASA’s DART spacecraft successfully bumped an asteroid onto a new path

    The spacecraft’s intentional crash into an asteroid changed the space rock’s orbit by more than 30 minutes — far more than expected.

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  9. Planets

    A missing moon could have given Saturn its rings — and tilt

    The hypothetical moon is being called Chrysalis. It could have helped tip the planet over before getting shredded to form Saturn’s rings.

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