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A turtle diving through a shallow lagoon

A turtle diving through a shallow lagoon © Michael Smith/


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  • The Imilac meteorite: a gem as old as the solar system

    18 April 2017

    Dr Caroline Smith sheds light on the secrets this rock holds about the formation of our own planet.

  • Factfile: Earth

    14 June 2016

    A distinctive blue and green image of Earth reveals our planet's most remarkable features.

  • How our solar system was born

    9 May 2016

    Discover how a giant interstellar cloud known as the solar nebula gave birth to our solar system and everything in it. 

  • Factfile: Neptune

    3 May 2016

    Our solar system's outermost planet may be last but it's certainly not least. Get the facts on this planet of extremes. 


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