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Solar System

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

Scientists May Have Spotted Clouds On Pluto Atmosphere. So Why That’s Important?

March 9, 2016 | 1

Recent images sent by NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft appears to show clouds on Pluto’s atmosphere hovering over the frozen landscape. This could mean that the planet has an even richer atmosphere than researchers originally thought. But why that’s important? Read More

Did You Know? Neptune — Get Interesting Facts About This Planet

February 6, 2016 |

From its interesting anti-cyclonic storms to the theory of Pluto being it’s moon, we countdown the most interesting facts about Neptune. Read More

Uranus: Facts About the Planet Uranus

February 4, 2016 | 4

From its planetary rings to the clear lack of exploration, we countdown the most interesting facts about… the planet Uranus. Read More

Planet IX? Astronomers Find Solid Evidence Of New Planet Beyond Pluto

January 22, 2016 |

This week astronomers at Cal Tech announced that our solar system may in fact have nine planets after all, and no, it’s not about Pluto. Read More

How Did The Asteroid Belt Form? Was There A Planet There?

January 17, 2016 | 8

When planets are destroyed they form an asteroid belt, between Mars and Jupiter there is an asteroid belt… was there a secret planet there? Read More

Astronomers May Have Discovered A Super Earth At Solar System’s Edge

December 16, 2015 |

Using the Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA) located in the Atacama desert of northern Chile, astronomers were surprised to discover evidence that could point to a massive new planet X at the edge of our own solar system. Read More

Finally, Scientists Unravel The Mystery Of Ceres Bright Spots

December 11, 2015 |

There are lots of things you might expect to find on the largest object in the Asteroid Belt. But bright, shiny polka dots are probably not on that list. And yet, there they are! More than 130 perplexingly bright spots on the dwarf planet Ceres! Read More

Destruction Of Phobos Will Make A Saturn-Like Rings around Mars

November 27, 2015 |

The destruction of Phobos 20 million years from now will make a Saturn-like rings around Mars. Though, The demise of Phobos isn’t imminent, say researchers. Read More

V774104: Most Distant Object In The Solar System Identified

November 12, 2015 |

Think Pluto is far away? Think again! Researchers have just discovered an icy world — designated V774104 — a ‘Mini-Pluto’ which is about 103 times farther away from the sun than Earth. V774104 is three times farther away than Pluto is, a new record for the most distant object ever seen in the solar system. Read More

NASA: Pluto Has Brilliant Blue Skies And Red Water Ice

October 10, 2015 |

The last image of Pluto sent back by NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft, which made a historic flyby of the dwarf planet in July, reveal unexpected detail: Pluto has brilliant blue skies similar to those of Earth. Read More

The Moon Is Shrinking. Are We Destroying It?

October 3, 2015 |

Gravity from the Sun and moon work together to give us tides here on Earth. And in return, Earth’s gravity is cracking the moon’s surface. Sorry to be the one that told you this, but the moon is shrinking. Read More

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