Using data from ground-based observatories and the Hubble space telescope, an international team of scientists found evidence that ‘Oumuamua is an interstellar comet after all.
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According to a new study from Brown University, it appears Ceres has more organic molecules on its surface than previously thought
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Physicist Dr. Sean Raymond recently created a hypothetical system where 550 planets and 9 Suns orbit around a central black hole, with fascinating results!
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According to a new study by a team from CU Boulder, Planet 9 may not be necessary to explain the odd behavior of objects in the Kuiper Belt
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A new study by an international team of researchers indicates that Mars’ growth was stunted due to the orbital instability of the planets in the outer Solar System.
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A new study provides evidence of a so-called lost planet that was formed in the early days of the Solar System, and subsequently destroyed in a collision.
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New images from the European Southern Observatory show the stunning variety of discs of gas and dust that surround young stars.
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Astrophotographer Damian Peach raised the alarm on Twitter this past week, of a possible bright storm emerging of the planet Saturn. The spot was noticeable even with the naked eye and in the raw video Peach captured, a sure sign that the storm was a biggie.
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Volcanic activity on Io was discovered by Voyager 1 imaging scientist Linda Morabito. She spotted a little bump on Io’s limb while analyzing a Voyager image and thought at first it was an undiscovered moon. Moments later she realized that wasn’t possible — it would have been seen by earthbound telescopes long ago. Morabito and […]
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Skywatchers have a busy weekend ahead. The Chinese space station is expected to burn up in the atmosphere, the Moon is full and Mars and Saturn meet at dawn.
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