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earth without water

Watch as Earth loses all of its water in this new video

February 3rd, 2020

Earth is covered in water. It’s the big blue marble, and oceans dominate its surface… but what if they didn’t? What if Earth’s oceans were 100, 1,000, or even 10,000 meters lower than they are today? Thanks to a handy NASA animation, we know exactly what our planet would look like under those various circumstances. …

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Young stars love to destroy planet atmospheres, new study suggests

April 24th, 2019

New exoplanet discoveries have been piling up fast in recent years, and whenever astronomers confirm the existence of another planet there’s always an immediate interest in whether or not that planet could support life. For many newly-discovered worlds the answer is a firm “no.” They’re either too hot, too cold, or they’re just big balls …