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Dwarf planet 'The Goblin' discovery redefining solar system | Science | The Guardian

Massively elongated orbit suggests object is influenced by theoretical giant Planet Nine in Oort Cloud region

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Saturn’s moon Titan looks absolutely incredible in new infrared images – BGR

NASA's Cassini orbiter is dead. It's been dead since late last year, having completed an extended mission and a series of daring dives through Saturn's iconic rings, and ultimately found itself slamming through the planet's thick atmosphere where it was e

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Astronomers captured the first image of a baby planet

Thanks to European Southern Observatory's (ESO) Very Large Telescope, a group of astronomers have taken the first photograph of a planet being formed around a y...

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Why Pluto is a planet and many moons are, too - The Washington Post

Two planetary scientists say Pluto, exoplanets and even many moons are planets, or “round objects in space that are smaller than stars."

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NASA’s Juno snapped another photo of Jupiter that looks like a watercolor painting – BGR

Out of all the different pieces of NASA hardware floating around our Solar System, the Juno spacecraft probably has the best gig in terms of pure eye candy.

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Scientists discover 15 new planets, including 'super-Earth' that could harbor liquid water | Fox News

Scientists have discovered 15 new planets, including a “super-Earth” that may have liquid water on its surface.

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For the first time ever, astronomers have detected planets outside our galaxy

In an incredible world first, astrophysicists have detected multiple planets in another galaxy, ranging from masses as small as the Moon to ones as great as Jupiter.

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Scientists found a new Earth-sized planet nearby… and it might be habitable

Forget Mars, scientists have discovered a new Earth-sized, possibly habitable, planet just 11 light years away. Known as Ross 128b, the newly discovered..

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Proxima Centauri: Our Closest Cosmic Neighbour May Have an Entire Solar System We Never Knew About

Just last year, scientists announced they had spotted a planet orbiting the star nearest our sun, Proxima Centauri. The discovery is described in a new paper accepted for publication in The Astrophysical Journal Letters. "It’s the first indication o

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Juno Jupiter Images: NASA Captures Gas Giant in Incredible Detail During Close Approach

Each flyby, a community of Jupiter fans that spans the globe chooses what features JunoCam should focus its lens on. Occasionally more of the frame is black than Jupiter. Here, the image processor was particularly intrigued by the dark ring visible just

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NASA’s Hubble Detects Signs of Water on Potentially Habitable TRAPPIST-1 Planets

Several of the planets orbiting a nearby star may harbor “substantial amounts” of water, astronomers say, including three planets situated in a habitable part of the star’s solar system. The star—called TRAPPIST-1—is an ultracool dwarf star 40 l

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Mars rover sends home spectacular panorama

NASA's Mars rover Opportunity continues to perform some amazing feats despite being long overdue for its expected retirement. The rover, having ventured to a somewhat mysterious site that researchers call Perseverance Valley, has been doing its best to he

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Trappist Solar System Formed As Planets Moved To Warmer Climate

The seven Earth-sized planets in the Trappist-1 solar system formed as their pieces moved toward the star and ice melted into water.

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NASA’s Saturn spacecraft just delivered photos so stunning you’ll think they’re fake

NASA's Cassini spacecraft continues to delivery some truly jaw-dropping photographs from Saturn, and its most recent "Grand Finale" dive between the planet's rings has produced some of its most striking eye candy yet.

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Scientists discover supersized earthlike planet

American scientists have discovered a super-sized earthlike planet in a nearby star system that could support alien life.

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Atmosphere found around Earth-like planet GJ 1132b

Astronomers make the first detection of an atmosphere surrounding a "super-Earth" planet.

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Animation shows how many dwarf planets might orbit past Pluto

Pluto is just an icy appetizer for dwarf planets that may exist in the Kuiper Belt.

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Gorgeous video takes you on a trip above Mars

At the moment, NASA and other space agencies are operating satellites in orbit around Mars. The spacecraft are continuing to beam amazing images of the red planet's surface back to Earth, and some of the probes have even solved Martian mysteries in the pr

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Juno spooks NASA, sends back wild images from Jupiter

Risk averse NASA has decided to keep its spacecraft Juno on the looonnnggg orbit of Jupiter. Earlier in February, the agency said it didn't want to risk firing the spacecraft's engines and bring it in for a closer zip around the mega-planet. Meanwhile, th

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Rare Astrological Event: January 7th 2017 All Planets Are Moving Direct

Starting January 7th and going through February 6th, 2017, all of the major planets will be moving direct (forward). Ancients saw this as a time of great

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Earth-like Planet Discovered Near Solar System

European astronomers announced their discovery of a small rocky planet potentially hospitable to life circling the star closest to our own solar system—our nearest neighbor in a galaxy dense with unexplored alien worlds.

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Just 4.2 light-years away, scientists spot a rocky, Earth-like planet that could have liquid water

Pale blue dot, meet pale red dot. Astronomers have spent decades scouring the skies looking for Earth-sized planets around distant stars. And now they’ve found one, sitting smack in the habitable zone of our nearest stellar neighbor.

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Mercury Retrograde August 30th – Sept 21st| Know What To Expect & Be Prepared! What Is M.R?

Mercury Retrograde is a phase that happens 3-4 times a year. This is an astrological position that all signs need to know. Most importantly, Gemini and Virgo are influenced by this transit the most…

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Pluto Generation Planet in Capricorn | March 2023 | Uranus Aries Aspect

Pluto has been traveling through the sign of Capricorn since January 25th 2008. The change of signs created a formal emergence of the economical crisis we saw manifest in 2008. Most importantly, pl…

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8 Unexpected Things We Just Found Out About Jupiter

This is a truly historic opportunity and already, we’ve got some absolutely fascinating feedback from our probe. Thankfully, Cameron was kind enough to allow me to commandeer his article here at Paste to let you, the public, in on some of the amazing ne

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Venus & Mercury Enter Regal Sign Leo

Leo it's your time to shine as Venus planet of love and Mercury planet of communication takes its place conjoining your Sun sign in the month of July. With Mercury and Venus traveling at your…

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Astronomers Have Detected Clouds Of Water Outside Our Solar System

Scientists have found a dwarf star "dominated by water vapor and clouds, with an overall appearance that is strikingly similar to Jupiter."

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Newly Discovered Strange Planet Has 3 Suns

The planet is believed to be a relatively young 16 million years old. Exoplanets are planets that orbit a star other than our sun. "For much of the planet's year, the stars appear close together, giving it a familiar night side and day si

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Ice on Mars: The Red Planet is going through an Ice Age - CNET

Data collected by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter suggests the Red Planet is going through an ice age.

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Meet the largest unmanned world in our solar system - CNN.com

Many dwarf planets lurk in the depths of our solar system. Now astronomers believe one of those mysterious worlds is larger than originally thought.

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NASA.gov brings you the latest images, videos and news from America's space agency. Get the latest updates on NASA missions, watch NASA TV live, and learn about our quest to reveal the unknown and benefit all humankind.

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3 new Earth-like planets found Researchers say the discovery opens up rich new territory in the search for extraterrestrial life

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Astronomers searching for life beyond our solar system may need to look no farther than a little, feeble nearby star.

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It rains diamonds on Saturn and Jupiter - Business Insider

Thanks to mind-bending heat and pressure, tiny diamonds fall from the skies like rain on a warm summer day.

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Mysterious Gravitational Tug on Orbiter May Help Find Planet Nine - Scientific American

Astronomers are homing in on the whereabouts of a hidden giant planet in our solar system, and could discover the unseen beast in roughly a year

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Watch something bash Jupiter, causing an explosion seen from Earth - CNET

Two amateur astronomers separately capture a continent-size blast emanating from the massive planet.

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

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

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Planet Nine? Evidence Grows for Big Addition to Solar System

As described by Brown and fellow astronomer Konstantin Batygin Wednesday in the Astronomical Journal, this new planet would be roughly 10 times the size of the Earth and would take as much as 20,000 years to make a single orbit around the sun. Its theore

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NASA Captures EPIC Views Of Earth

Think you've seen an accurate image of Earth from space? Think again.

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Mars - Mars rover Curiosity: Images from the Red Planet - Pictures - CBS News

Tracks from the first drives of NASA's Curiosity rover are visible in this image captured by the High-Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. The rover is seen where the tracks...

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NASA Confirms Evidence That Liquid Water Flows on Today’s Mars | NASA

New findings from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) provide the strongest evidence yet that liquid water flows intermittently on present-day Mars.

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To Scale: The Solar System on Vimeo

On a dry lakebed in Nevada, a group of friends build the first scale model of the solar system with complete planetary orbits: a true illustration of our place in…

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We're going to reach Pluto for the first time in history tomorrow — here's how to watch

When it comes to landmark achievements in space exploration, tomorrow — July 14 — will be a...

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Possible Signs of Alien Life on Comet: Philae Lander Detects Promising Features on Comet 67P - Yahoo

From Yahoo: Several features on a comet being explored by the European Space Agency's Philae lander indicate it could be home to alien life, according to two astronomers. While the comet has a black crust darkening much of its surface, astronomers have sp

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We're One Step Closer to Understanding a Moon That Could Be Home to Alien Life

Finding life elsewhere would end our cosmic isolation: if there is life in our own planetary backyard, then life is probably common throughout the universe. These enticing possibilities are why my colleagues and I have spent 17 years developing a spacecra

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We're One Step Closer to Understanding a Moon That Could Be Home to Alien Life

Finding life elsewhere would end our cosmic isolation: if there is life in our own planetary backyard, then life is probably common throughout the universe. These enticing possibilities are why my colleagues and I have spent 17 years developing a spacecra

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Here's why some scientists are convinced there's life on Mars

Mars is no Earth. Our planet is swaddled in a nice atmospheric blanket that protects us from...

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NASA probe beams back its first color image of Pluto - CNN.com

After more than nine years of traveling through the solar system, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft has sent back its first color image of Pluto.

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Strange lights on dwarf planet Ceres have scientists perplexed

A dwarf planet is shining two bright lights at a NASA spacecraft right now, and our smartest scientists are unsure what they are. As bizarre as that sentence sounds, that's the ...

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Scientists Discover Another Earth!

NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope recently discovered an Earth-like planet orbiting a nearby star within the habitable zone of our galaxy. Kepler-186f is approximately 500 light-years from Earth in the Cygnus constellation. The habitable zone, also known as

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Naked Titan Viewed for First Time

The solar wind stormed past Saturn's moon Titan while a spacecraft watched.

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This Video Lets You Travel at the Speed of Light (Sort Of)

Riding Light is a 45-minute short film/animation that attempts to recreate what it would be like to hitch a ride on the back of a photon and travel from the core of the sun to beyond the orbit of Jupiter. Be prepared to feel completely insignificant.

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Astronomers Find Evidence Of Two Undiscovered Planets In Our Solar System

The possibility of a planet lurking in the outer reaches of the solar system has gained new ground, based on the orbits of recently discovered objects. There is a new twist to the latest evidence, however, with suggestions of not one but two large planets

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Cassini measures depth of biggest sea on Saturn's moon Titan

According to new radar measurements recorded by NASA's Cassini probe, the largest hydrocarbon sea on Saturn's moon Titan is at least 115 feet deep.

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Comet Siding Spring causes an explosion on Mars

An incredible video, posted to YouTube on Oct. 19, shows the atmosphere of Mars exploding as the Comet Siding Spring passes within 87,000 miles of the Red Planet.

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New Earth-Size Planet Found

Not too big, not too small. Not too hot, not too cold. A newly discovered planet looks just right for life as we know it, according to an international group of astronomers. Orbiting a star abou...

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NASA Unveils Best Map Ever of Neptune's Moon Triton (Photo, Video)

A scientist has created the best-ever global color map of Neptune's big moon Triton, using images taken by a NASA spacecraft 25 years ago.

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Image: 25 years ago, Voyager 2 captured images of Neptune

NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft gave humanity its first glimpse of Neptune and its moon Triton in the summer of 1989. This picture of Neptune was produced from the last whole planet images taken through the green and orange filters on the Voyager 2 narrow ang