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Astronomers Find Secret Planet-Making Ingredient: Magnetic Fields (www.quantamagazine.org)

Scientists have long struggled to understand how common planets form. A new supercomputer simulation shows that the missing ingredient may be magnetism.

Is Space Mining Our Future Gold Mine?

The Science of Aliens: Have They Overcome Their Savage Past, or Might They Want to Eat Us? (www.airspacemag.com)