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a superpuff planet

BIG PERSONALITY  Superpuffs (one illustrated) are extra fluffy planets that formed far from their star and subsequently wandered in closer, a new study suggests.

solar wind simulation

THINNING OUT  The solar wind (beige streaks) rips molecules from Mars’ atmosphere. Orange lines represent high energies of out­going ions, blue low.

Parkes radio telescope

CAUGHT IN THE ACT  Five more fast radio bursts have been detected at the Parkes radio telescope in Australia, shown here.

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