Why it matters: A look at the scientific breakthroughs changing the world, explorations in space and in worlds beyond our own and the threats posed to us by our own planet, both out of our control and of our own making.

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Updated 8 hours ago - Energy & Environment

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Watch NASA return its largest asteroid sample to Earth this weekend

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Powerful X-rays are opening up "impossible" science

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NASA's Curiosity reaches ridge formed in Mars' watery past

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NASA shares unprecedented view of moon's south pole region

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