I have been watching Brian Cox’s The Planetson ABC iview this last week, gazing at the delicious visual effects of the solar system coming into being, planets formed and deformed, torn apart by gravity.

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Mars’s atmosphere leached into space, the hell of Venus’s 460 degree greenhouse atmosphere gone wrong, Jupiter’s gaseous clouds hovering at minus 145 degrees. Yet I grumble because Melbourne was a miserable 12 degrees last week,...

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