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New research upends conventional understanding of the Moon's origin - Knovel

New research upends conventional understanding of the Moon's origin - Knovel | the solar system | Scoop.it
New research upends conventional understanding of the Moon's originKnovelNew research indicates the Moon might not have originated from a meteorite crashing into Earth.
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NASA probe offers new view of Mercury: an alien world right in our back yard - Washington Post (blog)

NASA probe offers new view of Mercury: an alien world right in our back yard - Washington Post (blog) | the solar system | Scoop.it
NASA probe offers new view of Mercury: an alien world right in our back yardWashington Post (blog)The overheated, underappreciated runt of the solar system is finally getting some attention.
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Habitable planets like Earth 'now in the billions'

Habitable planets like Earth 'now in the billions' | the solar system | Scoop.it
An international team of astronomers have discovered "billions of planets" not much bigger than Earth and have the potential to sustain life, BBC News reports.
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Study: Milky Way may harbor 'billions' of potentially habitable ...

Study: Milky Way may harbor 'billions' of potentially habitable ... | the solar system | Scoop.it
A study published this week suggests that there may be “tens of billions” of planets in the Milky Way galaxy that fall within what scientists call “the Goldilocks zone,” where the conditions for spawning life are thought to exist.
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Ancient Alien Planets Shake Up View of Early Universe - Space.com

Ancient Alien Planets Shake Up View of Early Universe - Space.com | the solar system | Scoop.it
National GeographicAncient Alien Planets Shake Up View of Early UniverseSpace.comAstronomers have discovered a planetary system that formed nearly 13 billion years ago, suggesting the early universe harbored more planets than has been thought.
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7 stunning videos of our solar system

7 stunning videos of our solar system | the solar system | Scoop.it
Groundbreaking footage of space travel from 1946 to the present.
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How and when did the first planets form in our universe? | Space ...

How and when did the first planets form in our universe? | Space ... | the solar system | Scoop.it
At an estimated age of 12.8 billion years, the HIP 11952 exoplanet system is one of the oldest systems known so far.
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Where Does the Moon Come From? - History

Where Does the Moon Come From? - History | the solar system | Scoop.it
HistoryWhere Does the Moon Come From?HistoryNew research has cast doubt on the prevailing theory about how the moon came into being. Find out more about the study and several other lunar origin hypotheses set forth by scientists over the years.
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Brian Cox iPad app touts the Wonders of the Universe - The Guardian (blog)

Brian Cox iPad app touts the Wonders of the Universe - The Guardian (blog) | the solar system | Scoop.it
The Guardian (blog)Brian Cox iPad app touts the Wonders of the UniverseThe Guardian (blog)The app is called Brian Cox's Wonders of the Universe, and it's the work of book publisher HarperCollins' Collins imprint, which struck a deal with the BBC to...
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PSIENCE AND ASTRONOMY: A BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO ...

PSIENCE AND ASTRONOMY: A BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO ... | the solar system | Scoop.it
Early ideas on the motions of the planets were developed, and the nature of the Sun, Moon and the Earth in the universe were explored philosophically. These included speculations on ...
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New Milky Way Photo Captures 1 Billion Stars

New Milky Way Photo Captures 1 Billion Stars | the solar system | Scoop.it
The new photo captures perhaps 1 percent of our galaxy's stars.
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