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  1. Scientists are flying instrument-laden drones through whirlwinds on Earth to better understand their counterparts on other worlds in the solar system.

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  2. Loki, a faraway volcanic feature on Jupiter’s moon Io, is acting up and planetary scientists want to know why.

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  3. Only the second object thus far to visit the solar system from interstellar space, Comet Borisov is expected to reach perihelion in December. What can we see now?

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  4. NASA's proposed Capstone mission could enter lunar orbit in late 2020.

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  5. Here’s everything you need to know about the annular solar eclipse that will cross over much of Asia on December 26, 2019.

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