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27 January 2015 Last updated at 18:32 ET

Planet hosts giant ring systemRing system - artist's impression

Astronomers say they have discovered a gigantic ring system around a distant planet - the first such structure discovered outside our Solar System.


CeresBest ever view of asteroid Ceres

The best image ever acquired of Ceres, the largest asteroid in the Solar System, is now in the hands of science.

Woodland in Altrincham on 28 December 2014England's environment 'in decline'

England's natural environment is in decline and its deterioration is harming the economy, an independent advisory group warns.

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Jonathan Amos Article written by Jonathan Amos Jonathan Amos Science correspondent

Beagle2: Small margins between success and failure

It is some consolation to know that Beagle2 made it to the surface of Mars, but also deeply frustrating to realise that success was denied by such small margins.

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David Shukman Article written by David Shukman David Shukman Science editor

Should we try to halt extinction?

In an age when mankind can send robots to look for life on Mars, why can't science stop so many forms of life from being wiped out here on Earth?

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