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  • Bright deposits, at least one of which is made up of water ice, are detected in the permanent shadows of 10 craters in the northern polar area of the dwarf planet Ceres. This means that Ceres traps water ice at high latitudes, like the Moon and Mercury.

    • T. Platz
    • A. Nathues
    • C. T. Russell
  • The detection of temporal variations in the peak of the phase curve of the hot giant exoplanet HAT-P-7 b is explained by changes in wind speed and cloud coverage in its atmosphere. Such ‘weather’ has never before been observed on a giant exoplanet.

    • D. J. Armstrong
    • E. de Mooij
    • N. Fereshteh Saniee
  • Analysis of atmospheric spectra between 20 and 350 μm obtained at Dome A in Antarctica reveals the excellent year-round conditions of this location for Terahertz & Far-IR astronomical observations from ground, usually hindered by water vapour bands.

    • Sheng-Cai Shi
    • Scott Paine
    • Zhong-Wen Hu