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Mysterious ‘Sub-Neptunes’ are probably water worlds

Water worlds that each possess thousands of times more water than Earth does may be more common than Earth-like rocky planets in the Milky Way galaxy , a new study finds. Continue reading

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Ancient neutron-star crash made enough gold and uranium to fill Earth’s oceans

Enough gold, uranium and other heavy elements about equal in mass to all of Earth’s oceans likely came to the solar system from the collision of two neutron stars billions of years ago, a new study finds. Continue reading

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Why does Enceladus have an underground ocean? New research probes differences between Saturn’s moons

New answers for mysteries concerning Saturn’s moons could shed light on whether one, Enceladus, could support life, researchers say. Continue reading

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Weirdly colored Saturn moons linked to ring features, NASA’s Cassini revealed

The bizarre shapes and diverse colors seen in some of Saturn’s moons may now be explained, with the help of data taken by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft before it plunged to its doom. Continue reading

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