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What in the World Is Metallic Hydrogen

By Paul Sutter, Astrophysicist Below Jupiter’s swirling cloud tops, the common element hydrogen exists in a very strange state. Credit: Lella Erceg, Lycee Francais de Toronto/NASA/SwRI/MSSS Paul Sutter is an astrophysicist at The Ohio State University and the chief…







Citizen science bags five-planet haul

By Paul Rincon Science editor, BBC News website, Washington DC A discovery by citizen scientists has led to the confirmation of a system of five planets orbiting a far-off star. Furthermore, the planets’ orbits are linked…










Does It Snow In Space?

By Brandon Specktor, Live Science Senior Writer This week’s winter storm leaves no doubt that snow feels right at home on planet Earth. But what are winter conditions like elsewhere in the universe? Will humans ever…