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Did the Sun Eat a Primordial Super-Earth?
Super-Earth Kepler-69c impression
April 14th, 2016
Was there a so-called 'super-Earth' planet that formed inside the orbit of Mercury? If so, it might have been eaten by our sun.
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Ancient Dust Found in Meteorites Came from Exploding Stars
March 10th, 2016
Dust particles trapped in meteoric material on Earth were spewed out by stars that exploded long before the formation of the sun.
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Swirling Magnetic Sun Mesmerizes in NASA Animation
February 5th, 2016
A combination of computer modeling and solar imagery visualize the sun's magnetic structure, offering a peek at the intense and dramatic activity that keeps the star's engine running.
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This Week's Total Solar Eclipse: Science of the Celestial Event
Total Solar Eclipse 2012 Ben Cooper Tri Image
March 7th, 2016
This week, a total solar eclipse will put on a dramatic celestial show, darkening the skies over Southeast Asia in what will be the only total eclipse of the sun this year.
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Gorgeous NASA Photo Captures Earth from 1 Million Miles Away
Earth Seen by NASA's DSCOVR Satellite
July 20th, 2015
NASA released today (July 20) the first image of the sunlit side of Earth taken by the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) spacecraft from its final science orbit, and the beautiful photo has already made quite an impact.
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Real-Life 'Death Star' Continues to Destroy Alien Worlds
Ceres-Like Asteroid Artist's Conception
March 11th, 2016
The real-life "Death Star" that astronomers recently caught in the act of destroying a planetary building block is continuing to disintegrate orbiting objects. This finding could shed light on how dead stars rip apart their planetary systems.
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Earth’s Oldest Water May Have Come from Ancient H2O-Filled Dust
November 12th, 2015
A new study delivers the first evidence that water in ancient dust grains collected at the heart of an infant Earth during its formative years.
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