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Q&A: What Happens During a Total Eclipse?

A total solar eclipse gives scientists a rare opportunity to study the lower regions of the Sun’s corona. These observations can help us understand solar activity, as well as the unexpectedly high temperatures in the corona. Image Credit: S. Habbal, ...

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Cassini Prepares to Say Goodbye to a True Titan

Two Titans These two views of Saturn’s moon Titan exemplify how NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has revealed the surface of this fascinating world. Cassini carried several instruments to pierce the veil of hydrocarbon haze that enshrouds Titan. These include the spacecraft’s ...

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TRAPPIST-1 is Older Than Our Solar System

TRAPPIST-1 System – Artist Concept This illustration shows what the TRAPPIST-1 system might look like from a vantage point near planet TRAPPIST-1f (at right). The system has been revealed through observations from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope and the ground-based TRAPPIST ...

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Search for life on Mars could target meteorites

A stony meteorite from South Australia’s Nullarbor Plain, discovered this year during an annual Monash University meteorite recovery expedition. Search for life on Mars could target meteorites Australian researchers have revealed a surprising new target in the search for life ...

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