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10 Things You Should Know About Eris, The Solar System’s “10th Planet”
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10 Things You Should Know About Eris, The Solar System’s “10th Planet”

When the “new planet” Eris was presented to the world on July 29, 2005, it did not yet have an…
Astronomers Find Mysterious Alien World That Orbits Its Sun Once Every 15,000 Years
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Astronomers Find Mysterious Alien World That Orbits Its Sun Once Every 15,000 Years

An exoplanet with a mass 11 times that of Jupiter – HD 106906 b – is located 336 light-years from…
Planet Nine Where Art Thou? Search For Mystery Planet Continues
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Planet Nine Where Art Thou? Search For Mystery Planet Continues

Humankind is eager to become an interplanetary species, but we must explore the solar system’s every corner to become one.…
10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About the Oort Cloud
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10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About the Oort Cloud

The Oort Cloud can be described as a celestial layer of uncountable icy and sharp objects. Moreover, its extended shell…
10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About “Dwarf Planet” Pluto
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10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About “Dwarf Planet” Pluto

Pluto is considered as the largest dwarf planet in our solar system. Moreover, it’s one of the members of the…
15 Things You Should Know About Voyager 1, Mankind’s First Interstellar Spaceship
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15 Things You Should Know About Voyager 1, Mankind’s First Interstellar Spaceship

There a spacecraft so far away in space it has become the first humanmade object to reach interstellar space. It…
Black Hole the Size of a Grapefruit Could Lurk at the Limits of our Solar System
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Black Hole the Size of a Grapefruit Could Lurk at the Limits of our Solar System

Black Hole the Size of Grapefruit Could Lurk in the Outermost Limits of our Solar System Scientists say there could…
Astronomers Identify Nearby Planetary System Likely to Host Life as We Know It
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Astronomers Identify Nearby Planetary System Likely to Host Life as We Know It

Astronomers have identified a nearby planetary system that is likely to harbor life as we know it. The star system…
Exoplanet Nurseries Revealed In Unprecedented Images of Alien Star Systems
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Exoplanet Nurseries Revealed In Unprecedented Images of Alien Star Systems

Astronomers have recently released what is considered the largest collection of sharp, detailed photographs of debris disks surrounding young stars.…
Dwarf Pluto Likely Started Out as a Warm Planet With Vast Oceans
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Dwarf Pluto Likely Started Out as a Warm Planet With Vast Oceans

Until now, and mostly due to its location so far from the Sun, scientists thought that the origin of the…
Unprecedented View: New Horizons Spacecraft Spies Distant Alien Sky
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Unprecedented View: New Horizons Spacecraft Spies Distant Alien Sky

For the first time in the history of space exploration, a spacecraft has sent pack images of a distant sky…
Distant Moon Detected in the Outer Solar System; Here’s What You Should Know
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Distant Moon Detected in the Outer Solar System; Here’s What You Should Know

Astronomers have likely detected the existence of a distant moon closely orbiting a dwarf planet called 2002 TC302 in the…
Astronomers Find Dozens of Interstellar Asteroids Alien to Our Solar System
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Astronomers Find Dozens of Interstellar Asteroids Alien to Our Solar System

At least 19 asteroids orbited another, distant alien star before joining our solar system drifting between Jupiter and Neptune. According…
Think We Are Alone in the Universe? Here Are 25 Images That Will Change Your Mind
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Think We Are Alone in the Universe? Here Are 25 Images That Will Change Your Mind

“Look again at that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone…
From Volcanoes on Mars to Scarps on Mercury – How Places on Other Worlds Get Their Names
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From Volcanoes on Mars to Scarps on Mercury – How Places on Other Worlds Get Their Names

The New Horizons spacecraft, which flew past Pluto in 2015, successfully completed a flyby of “Ultima Thule”, an object in the Kuiper belt of bodies beyond Neptune on…
Saturn Did Not Have its Iconic Rings Always
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Saturn Did Not Have its Iconic Rings Always

According to scientists, Saturn, one of the most beautiful planets in our solar system did not always have its iconic…
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