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Saturn

TWO CASSINIS  The Cassini spacecraft has become famous for its stunning views of Saturn, including this image of the unlit side of the rings taken in 2012. But what do we know about the man Cassini was named for?

Mars

FAR OUT  Mars may have formed near what’s now the asteroid belt, much farther away from the sun than the other rocky planets.

Solar Eclipse in 2012

SUN BLOCK  A total solar eclipse (one shown from 2012) is one of nature’s most awesome spectacles. In advance of one that will sweep across the United States in August, publishers are releasing a spate of new solar eclipse books.

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