Illustrating the environment around infant stars like HL Tau

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Artist's impression of a protoplanetary disk. Newly formed planets can be seen traveling around the central host star, sweeping their orbits clear of dust and gas. These same ring-link structures were observed recently by ALMA around the young star HL Tau.

For more information visit: go.nrao.edu/pr/planet-formation-alma

Credit: National Science Foundation, A. Khan

Science Behind the News: Impacts on Jupiter

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The impact of comets on the surface of Jupiter are a fairly common experience. At the University of Central Florida, astronomers Joseph Harrington and Csaba Palotai are leading a project that studies precisely how these impacts happen, and also provides valuable information about what might happen if such a comet struck Earth. "Science Behind the News" is produced in partnership with NBC Learn.

Provided by the National Science Foundation & NBC Learn

The Heliosphere

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For more information see: http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/multimedia/

Dawn, Mission to the Asteroid Belt

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NASA's Dawn mission is getting ready to launch on an unprecedented tour of two residents of the asteroid belt. This mission will be the first to orbit two different bodies in our solar system.
For more information see: http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/videos/dawn/dawn20070626/

Amazing Earth 2

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A documentary about volcanic eruptions, their causes and effects on Earth and the geological implications of those events in history and in the future - Part 2.

Earth's Destiny

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A possible outlook for Planet Earth in a few billion years.What will happen to Planet Earth in a few billion years?