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Asset manager rally hit by emerging markets flight

LONDON (Reuters) - Emerging market-focused asset managers hit by investor flight from riskier debt and equity in June, are dragging on a year-to-date rally in the broader sector. Full story

'Water-Trapped' Worlds: Life Around a Cool Star

A new study takes a deeper look into the fate of life-permitting water on Earth-like planets around red dwarf stars, the most common stars in the universe. Full story

Aunt and niece tear up over their makeovers

   Hair stylist to the stars Louis Licari and TODAY contributor Jill Martin give makeovers to an aunt and niece from Florida. Aunt Cyndy lost more than 100 pounds thanks to her niece Connie, who helped her establish a healthy lifestyle.

Russia May Land Probe on Jupiter's Moon Ganymede with Europe's Help

PARIS — A Russian probe being designed to land on Ganymede, Jupiter's largest moon, could launch toward the gas giant with a European spacecraft being developed to explore Jupiter's icy ocean-covered satellites, according to European space officials. Full story

Why 'Hot Jupiter' Exoplanets Aren't Eaten by Their Stars

Huge, scorching-hot alien planets are successful daredevils, coming dangerously close to their parent stars but rarely being consumed, a new study finds. Full story

Strange Object Near Star May Create 'Comet Factory,' Study Suggests

A mysterious object lurking near the young star Oph IRS 48 could, along with observations of dust grains, change our understanding of planet formation, astronomers said. Full story

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  Planets align in rare triangular formation

Venus, Jupiter and Mercury were all visible in a near-perfect triangle Monday evening after sunset. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

  Celestial show won’t be back until 2015

The bright triangle of light formed by Venus, Mercury and Jupiter will brighten the sky this weekend. NBC’s Ann Curry reports.

  Dedicated fan watches KLG and Hoda with her pup

Leslie Crider of Monroe, Georgia, says she can't wait for the school holidays so she can watch the show live. She wins a trip to Jupiter, Fla., to stay at the Jupiter Beach Resort and Spa.

  Holy smokes: Fisherman discovers 400 lbs. of marijuana

A fisherman in South Florida discovers around 400 pounds of marijuana over the weekend, and Willie Geist has the story.

  A snow day on the red planet?

NASA scientists released a graphic depicting what they say is proof of carbon dioxide snowfall on Mars. Meanwhile, a large meteorite was caught slamming into Jupiter’s surface on Tuesday. TODAY’s Natalie Morales reports.

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Three bright planets form a triangle in the western evening twilight sky Saturday May 26, 2013. The planets Jupiter, left, Venus, lower right and Mercury are shown over Stedman, N.C. at 9:18 PM EDT. The grouping continues during the coming days with Jupiter appearing to pass very close to Venus Moin

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People look at a triple conjunction of the planets Venus, Jupiter and Mercury in New York
People look at a triple conjunction of the planets Venus, Jupiter and Mercury in New York

People look at a triple conjunction of the planets Venus , Jupiter and Mercury in the sky, in New York, May 26, 2013. REUTERS/Gary Hershorn (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT)

A triple conjunction of the planets Venus, Jupiter and Mercury is seen in the sky over the Statue of Liberty in New York
A triple conjunction of the planets Venus, Jupiter and Mercury is seen in the sky over the Statue of Liberty in New York

A triple conjunction of the planets Venus , Jupiter and Mercury is seen in the sky over the Statue of Liberty in New York, May 26, 2013. REUTERS/Gary Hershorn (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY)