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Saturn's rings younger than planet itself
Saturn's rings are younger than scientists thought and appeared within the last 10 to 100 million years, according to research published Thursday based on findings from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
Hubble spots a distant planet that is literally being vaporized
We usually think of planets as having a certain level of permanence but for worlds that reside within very close proximity of a star existence can be fleeting. One particular type of exoplanet that astronomers are trying to learn more about are the so-called “hot Neptunes,” which are superheated giants that are incredibly rare.
Planet-hunting Kepler telescope put to rest with final commands
NASA's Kepler space telescope, that discovered thousands of planets outside our solar system and revealed that our galaxy contains more planets than stars, received its final set of commands to disconnect communications with Earth.
Dry lakes and dust storms: Dramatic changes to Yukon glaciers warning for planet, researchers say
The dramatic changes to the glaciers in the southwest Yukon in Canada are an early warning of what climate change could mean for the rest of the planet, researchers say.
Fast fashion is harming planet, British MPs say
Young people's love of fast fashion is coming under the scrutiny of Britain's law-makers.
How to eat well, save the planet
Switching to a healthier diet can reduce an individual's water footprint by as much as 55 percent.
Debate over Pluto's planet status still contested
Millions around the world went through school with the understanding that Pluto qualifies as a planet.
Nearly every ecosystem on the planet will be transformed by climate change
If nations fail to rein in their greenhouse gas emissions, nearly every terrestrial ecosystem on the planet — from forests to grasslands to marshland —will undergo ‘major transformations’ that will completely change the world’s biomes, warn a team of 42 scientists from around the globe in the journal Science.
Planet at risk of heading towards irreversible 'hothouse' conditions
The world is at risk of entering ‘hothouse’ conditions where global average temperatures will be 4-5°C higher even if emissions reduction targets under a global climate deal are met, scientists said in a new study.
New evidence for existence of Planet Nine
A large international team of researchers has found what they are describing as more evidence of the existence of Planet Nine.
Study details meteorite diamonds from a lost planet
New analysis of a slice of a meteorite containing unusual diamonds suggest the space rock came from a long lost planet.
Mercury not as rare as previously thought
A hot, metallic, Earth-sized planet with a density similar to Mercury – situated 339 million light years away — has been detected and characterized by a global team of astronomers.
Jupiter's winds run deep into the planet
We are finally getting a look inside the biggest planet in the Solar System — Jupiter. And it is very strange.
Loneliest tree in the world marks new age for our planet
An international research team, including Professor Christopher Fogwill from Keele University, has pinpointed a new geological age, the Anthropocene.

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