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Saturn's spectacular rings are 'very young'

Image copyright Cassini Imaging Team/SSI/JPL/ESA/NASA Image caption The end phases of the mission should yield new information about Saturn’s interior We’re looking at Saturn at a very special time in the history of the Solar System, according to scientists. They’ve confirmed the planet’s iconic rings are very young – no more than 100 million years […]

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Swimming with sharks

Image copyright Reuters A team of divers has had a close encounter with one of the biggest great white sharks on record – and lived to tell the tale. Some of the divers came so close to the female shark in the waters off Hawaii that they were able to touch it. The shark, nearly […]

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World's 'loneliest' frog gets a date

Image copyright Robin Moore, Global Wildlife Conservaqtion Image caption Romeo (L) is to meet Juliet (R) A frog believed to be the last of his kind in the world has been granted a reprieve from solitude. Romeo, known as the world’s loneliest frog, has spent 10 years in isolation at an aquarium in Bolivia. Scientists […]

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Watch how air pollution moves across Europe

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionNitrogen dioxide air pollution 5-10 January (sequence is played twice) This is what pollution looks like on a European scale. The animation shows the concentration and movement through the atmosphere of nitrogen dioxide. NO₂ is a problem gas that is produced primarily by vehicle exhausts and industrial […]