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Venus' wave

PUT A BOW ON IT  A bow-shaped structure arches vertically across Venus in this infrared image taken with JAXA’s Akatsuki spacecraft. Whiter colors represent warmer temperatures, showing that the odd structure is hotter than other areas of the atmosphere.

Moon

WHAT’S MY AGE AGAIN?  The moon formed about 4.51 billion years ago, a new analysis of lunar rocks reveals.

moon

MINI MOONS  The moon may have been formed by a series of medium to large impacts that created mini moons that merged, rather than from a single colossal impact.

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