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Why Doesn’t Venus Have Water? Blame Electric Wind

June 21, 2016 |

Venus, our nearest neighbor, is one of the most inhospitable places in the solar system, it’s surface is often said to resemble the classical images of Hell, a really awful place that will kill you in less than 10 seconds. Read More

Now We Know What is Beneath Jupiter Clouds

June 5, 2016 | 3

People have been captivated by the mighty gas giant Jupiter for centuries, with its powerful swirling clouds and the iconic glowering red eye… really interesting, but we’ve no idea what lies beneath those colorful cloud layers, until now! Read More

There’s a Giant Coronal Hole In the Sun Right Now

May 29, 2016 | 2

This week, NASA’ Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) captured a remarkable phenomenon on the sun’s surface, a giant hole known as coronal hole taking up more than 10% of our sun’s surface. Read More

Mars Ocean Experience Mega Tsunamis Billions Of Years Ago

May 21, 2016 | 2

We’re still learning new things about the planets orbiting our own star; Yesterday, a group of astronomers announced that mega tsunamis on Mars probably helped shape the Red Planet’s terrain. Read More

A Nearby Supernovae Stripped Mars Atmosphere

May 8, 2016 |

Today’ Mars is very cold, very dry and very inhospitable, practically a dead place but this wasn’t always the case, things were very different in the ancient past. Read More

Ice Crust In Europa Is Much Hotter Than We Thought

April 17, 2016 |

Geoscientists from Brown and Columbia universities have run a set of experiments designed to understand how much heat is created when ice is deformed. Read More

Primordial Super-Earth May Have Been Devoured By The Sun

April 16, 2016 | 1

Two scientists from the University of Nevada Las Vegas have suggested the existence of at least one super-Earth in the early days of the solar system located within the orbit of planet Mercury which ended up being devoured by the Sun. Read More

Structure Of Planet 9: What’s It Made Of?

April 8, 2016 |

Researchers at the University of Bern in Switzerland have created a detailed model of the hypothetical world Planet 9 to figure out the structure of this world. Read More

Mystery of Enceladus Geysers Solved By Researchers

April 3, 2016 |

Since NASA’ Cassini spacecraft observed the famous geysers erupting on Saturn’s moon Enceladus in 2005, the phenomena that drives and sustains these eruptions has baffled scientists, but now researchers may have finally solved the mystery. Read More

Did Asteroid Hit Jupiter? Or Comet?

April 2, 2016 |

On Mar 17 it was rumored that amateur astronomers looking at Jupiter that night saw a brief flash of light on the surface of the gas giant. Read More

New Horizons Image Shows Methane Snow On Pluto Mountains

March 19, 2016 |

It’s been more than 8 months since New Horizons flew past Pluto, and we’re still learning new things from the images we’re getting back. Read More

Ahuna Mons: Mysterious Mountain On Dwarf Planet Ceres

March 13, 2016 |

One of the most enigmatic features of Ceres is a high, solitary mountain, which the Dawn team scientists has nicknamed Ahuna Mons, a pyramid-shaped three mile high mountain and 15 km (10 mi) wide at the base. Read More

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