The Planets: Jupiter

Jupiter’s massive gravitational force made it a wrecking ball when it barreled through the early solar system. But it also shaped life on Earth, delivering comets laden with water—and perhaps even the fateful asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs.

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Why Bridges Collapse

Can new engineering techniques help prevent deadly bridge collapses?

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The Planets: Ice Worlds

Beyond icy worlds of Uranus and Neptune, Pluto dazzles with its mysterious ocean.

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The Planets: Saturn

NASA's Cassini reveals the mysteries of Saturn's rings—and new hope for life on a mo...

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The Planets: Mars

Before it was a dry planet, Mars was a wet world that may have hosted life.