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A NASA projection shows the path of Venus and Jupiter; the two planets will converge in the Earth's sky Tuesday night.
June 30, 2015 NASA says the two bright planets will be "a jaw-dropping one-third of a degree apart" around sunset. It's the closest they'll come in their current 24-year cycle.
Physicists put diamonds at the center of this massive laser, to see what would happen.
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July 17, 2014 It's not a plot from a Bond film: Zapping diamonds could tell researchers more about the insides of giant planets.
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July 15, 2013 Just 12 miles across, the little moon was discovered in photos taken by the Hubble Space Telescope. When scientists recently rejected Vulcan as the name for one of Pluto's moons, Star Trek fans complained. Naming conventions will bar Vulcan from being used for Neptune's moon as well.
July 1, 2011 Figuring out how long it takes the gaseous planet to rotate isn't easy. A University of Arizona astronomer who has now studied 500 images says he's got a more precise estimate. His work should help us understand the planet better.
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