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Saturn's spectacular rings are 'very young'

Image copyright Cassini Imaging Team/SSI/JPL/ESA/NASA Image caption The end phases of the mission should yield new information about Saturn’s interior We’re looking at Saturn at a very special time in the history of the Solar System, according to scientists. They’ve confirmed the planet’s iconic rings are very young – no more than 100 million years […]

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InSight Diary: The silence of space

Image copyright NASA Image caption The InSight probe is set to touch down on the surface of Mars on Monday Prof Tom Pike from Imperial College London is part of the science team on the US-led InSight mission to Mars. His group has supplied tiny seismometers that will enable the Nasa lander to detect “Marsquakes”, […]

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Protein research takes Chemistry Nobel

Image copyright AFP The 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded to three scientists for their discoveries in enzyme research. Americans Frances Arnold and George P Smith will share the prize with Briton Gregory Winter, who is based at Cambridge University. This year’s winners used a technique called directed evolution to create new proteins. […]