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Astronomer resigns over sexual harassment

...released details of a six-month investigation into one of the world's leading experts on planets outside Earth's solar system, which found he violated the campus' sexual harassment policies. The inquiry that ended in June stemmed from complaints...
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'Blowing my mind': Peaks on Pluto, canyons on Charon

...spied the frozen, faraway world on the edge of the solar system in 1930.Thanks to New Horizons, scientists now know...frozen worlds in the Kuiper Belt on the fringes of our solar system, Spencer said. Charon, too, has a surprisingly youthful...
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Pluto up close: Spacecraft makes successful flyby

...reach Earth from the edge of the solar system for another 13 hours, or about...exploring the hinterlands of the solar system. Rejoice!"The U.S. is now...nation to visit every planet in the solar system. Pluto was No. 9 in the lineup...
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Little Pluto bigger than scientists thought

...Pluto is the last planet in our solar system to be explored. It was a full-fledged...Charon on the far fringes of the solar system."The Pluto system is enchanting...revised size of Pluto - still a solar system runt, not even one-fifth the size...
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It's showtime for Pluto; prepare to be amazed by NASA flyby

...out on the frigid fringes of our solar system.New Horizons has traveled 3 billion...its roundabout route through the solar system."What NASA's doing with explore every planet in our solar system, starting with Venus in 1962...
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Slack Tide: 49 meditations on a sunny Alaska summer

...field of wild flowers.35. Nicolaus Copernicus was the first astronomer to describe a sun-centered model of the solar system in 1543; Galileo Galilei further forwarded this heliocentric view, for which he was convicted of heresy and imprisoned...
What's happening this week

...on the Greek gods Hades and Eris with planetary science about Pluto, Eris and other dwarf planets at the edge of the solar system. The upcoming encounter with Pluto by the New Horizon spacecraft will be highlighted. Free. Preceded by the stars...
Confirmed: Jupiter's moon Ganymede has a salty, underground ocean

...crust of the largest moon in our solar system, but they had not been able to...contained a salty body of water."The solar system is now looking like a pretty soggy...Ganymede is the only moon in the solar system that has its own magnetic field...
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In Kake, sun provides light at the end of the tunnel

...worth of energy - enough, along with the 30 percent tax credit he received - to pay for the cost of the system.The solar system has its drawbacks, too."With this system here, I can produce as much energy as I can use in a year. But I produce...
Doomsday at Mercury: NASA craft falls from orbit into planet

...orbit hot, little Mercury, in 2011. It circled the solar system's innermost planet 4,105 times and collected more...Mercury is the last of the rocky inner planets in our solar system - also counting Mars and Venus - to be littered by mankind...
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