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Seven rocky planets of TRAPPIST-1 might be similar but they aren't the same: Study
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Seven rocky planets of TRAPPIST-1 might be similar but they aren't the same: Study

They have interest researchers since 2017 when it was discovered that three of the seven planets are located in the theoretical "habitable zone".

Lost tectonic plate Resurrection has been 'found' under the Pacific Ocean
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Lost tectonic plate Resurrection has been 'found' under the Pacific Ocean

The researchers think that this lost plate was responsible for the link between the ancient Pacific Ocean and North America.

Samples of asteroid Bennu are spilling out from NASA's jammed OSIRIS-REx spacecraft
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Samples of asteroid Bennu are spilling out from NASA's jammed OSIRIS-REx spacecraft

Bennu was chosen by NASA for its carbon-rich character, thought to have held on to the building blocks of the solar system.

Map of ancient Earth shows where your hometown was hundreds of millions of years ago
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Map of ancient Earth shows where your hometown was hundreds of millions of years ago

Every significant time point also shows information on key developments during that period.

Massive shifts on Jupiter's moon Europa among recent events to fracture its icy shell, study claims
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Massive shifts on Jupiter's moon Europa among recent events to fracture its icy shell, study claims

If proven true, researchers predict that any asymmetry in craters and thickness of the ice shell measured by satellites could be partially inaccurate.

Gel-like substance found on Moon's far side by China's Yutu 2 rover analysed
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Gel-like substance found on Moon's far side by China's Yutu 2 rover analysed

This substance, called an impact melt breccia, is the primary evidence that the area has been part of a cataclysmic impact event.

Stone tools show humans in India survived the cataclysmic Toba eruption 74,000 years ago
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Stone tools show humans in India survived the cataclysmic Toba eruption 74,000 years ago

The plume of the eruption punched more than 30 km into the sky and blanketed much of India and Africa in a layer of ash.

Venus might still be home to active volcanoes, scientists gather new evidence to prove it
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Venus might still be home to active volcanoes, scientists gather new evidence to prove it

Venus could still have active volcanoes on it, with recent eruptions taking place a few years ago, experts say.

We may finally have an answer to how Mars' long, runout landslides are formed
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We may finally have an answer to how Mars' long, runout landslides are formed

The landslides and their features have been preserved for millions of years because of reduced erosion, absence of vegetation.

NASA InSight's 'Mole on Mars' working again after 7 months of troubleshooting
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NASA InSight's 'Mole on Mars' working again after 7 months of troubleshooting

The mole is a digging instrument and part of a suite of heat-sensing instruments on InSight.

NASA's Curiosity rover detects high methane gas levels, hinting at life on Mars
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NASA's Curiosity rover detects high methane gas levels, hinting at life on Mars

There are two options for the cause of the gas: Microbes or the interaction between water and rocks.

Shrinking Moon: Sporadic quakes from tectonic activity has left wrinkles on the Moon
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Shrinking Moon: Sporadic quakes from tectonic activity has left wrinkles on the Moon

The delicately-shrivelled exterior seen by NASA’s Orbiter suggests gradually cooling of the interior.

Hear, Hear! NASA's InSight lander catches the first recorded evidence of a quake on Mars
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Hear, Hear! NASA's InSight lander catches the first recorded evidence of a quake on Mars

This was likely the first Marsquake detected by InSight's instruments on the Red Planet.

NASA scientists recreate conditions that led to the origin of life on Earth
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NASA scientists recreate conditions that led to the origin of life on Earth

The study looks at how the building blocks of life can form in hydrothermal vents on the ocean floor.

Life on Earth may have begun with an ancient, violent collision that made the Moon
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Life on Earth may have begun with an ancient, violent collision that made the Moon

A rain of meteorites was also crucial to life on Earth, but doesn't make a solid theory on its own.

Asteroid impacts millions of years ago helped form Earth’s crust, continents
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Asteroid impacts millions of years ago helped form Earth’s crust, continents

During the Hadean eon in Earth's history, the planet was constantly bombarded by asteroids: Study.

Rumbling Indonesian volcano Anak Krakatoa could trigger more tsunamis: Experts
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Rumbling Indonesian volcano Anak Krakatoa could trigger more tsunamis: Experts

The tsunami that struck Indonesia Saturday seemed to be from partial collapse of the volcano underwater.

Shimmering super-Earth with ruby, sapphire discovered beyond our solar system
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Shimmering super-Earth with ruby, sapphire discovered beyond our solar system

The exoplanet belongs to a new class of super-Earths with an exotic composition of minerals.

Earth's climate by year 2150 will compare to the climate 50 million years ago
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Earth's climate by year 2150 will compare to the climate 50 million years ago

Earth is heading into the unknown over 2-3 generations to come, with dramatic changes expected.

NASA's InSight lands on Mars: First robot geologist to study Marsquakes, meteorite impacts and what constitutes rocky planets
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NASA's InSight lands on Mars: First robot geologist to study Marsquakes, meteorite impacts and what constitutes rocky planets

NASA's InSight lander is packed with instruments to study Mars' interiors for "vitals" and Marsquakes.