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Exoplanets

Signs Found of Many “Super-Earths”

Jupiter-like exoplanets are outnumbered by smaller planets three to one, say astronomers describing their cutting-edge work in progress.

Solar System

Jupiter Sports a Third Red Spot

Jupiter's new spot may herald global climate change for the gas giant.

Spirit's tracks uncover silica deposits that hint at past hydrothermal activity.

Spacecraft and Space Missions

Mars Rover Unearths Ancient Hot Springs

The Mars rover Spirit uncovers evidence for hydrothermal activity on the Red Planet and a possible cache for microbial fossils.

Stellar Science

Puny Star's Big Flare Wows Astronomers

While a NASA satellite looked on, last month a red dwarf in Lacerta erupted with a titanic — and unexpected — burst of energy.

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