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In the midst of the raging debate as to how the moon formed, comes a piece of evidence – the slight depletion of a type of zinc atoms – which gives the collision theory a huge shot in the arm. The Moon – carved out of the Earth…

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An illustration of the planet 55 Cancri e's interior. A molten iron core at its center, an outer layer of graphite, and an interior of diamond. [Image Credit: space.com and Haven Giguerre]

Astrophysicists are proposing that a previously discovered planet could have a diamond interior. Twinkle twinkle little…planet?

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The fifth moon. Pluto is somewhere in the darkened area. 
Image courtesy: NASA, Hubble Space Telescope, ESA and M. Showalter from SETI.

The Hubble Space Telescope has just discovered the fifth moon of Pluto. It turns out that the dwarf planet gets a lot of attention!

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The Vikings might have found life on Mars some 30 years ago! And overlooked it! Here we present some evidence.

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Huge eruptions are occurring on Venus, and that too near the planet’s surface. But why is this happening?

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NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has detected feeble quantities of oxygen gas on Saturn’s moon, Dione. Here’s more.

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This is Mars as you’ve never seen before. Over the last 5 years, HiRISE has been mapping every square inch of the surface of Mars in super High-Resolution of 25 cm per pixel! And it has captured over 20,000 images.

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Taking data from the Kepler Space Telescope, scientists have provided a count of the probable number of exoplanets in the Milky Way. And the number is a staggering 160 Billion! Life…?

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Kepler, the master exoplanet finder, has picked up a brilliant line in the radio frequency range. Although the line looks to be of alien origin, it isn’t.

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Two Earth-sized planets have been discovered by Kepler. This takes the search for finding Earth’s twin a bit closer.

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The most conclusive evidence of the presence of water on Mars comes via the Mars Rover Opportunity. Shiny deposits of gypsum represent the smoking gun.

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Curiosity launches this Saturday and this hi-tech piece of wizardry will set foot on Mars in 2012. We look at some of the awesome features of the rover.Here’s our top 10 coolest things to know about the Rover and the mission. Enjoy.

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The new Mars Rover, Curiosity, is launching on Saturday. Here’s an overview of the most technologically advanced machine ever to drop on a planet.

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Jupiter’s moon Europa might harbor life – the secret’s of the icy world may be just below the frozen surface.

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Simulations show that during the early evolution of the Solar System, there might have been a fifth giant planet that simply got ejected. This was due to the ‘Jumping Jupiter’ scenario.

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