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Solar System

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

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

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