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Dozens of New Minor Planets Found Beyond the Orbit of Neptune
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Dozens of New Minor Planets Found Beyond the Orbit of Neptune

Our Solar System is much more crowded than previously believed. The analysis of data from the DES (Dark Energy Survey)…
NASA Proposes Mission to Neptune’s Moon Triton: ‘It May Harbor Alien Life’
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NASA Proposes Mission to Neptune’s Moon Triton: ‘It May Harbor Alien Life’

Triton, Neptune’s largest moon was discovered in 1846 and since then, we’ve learned a plethora of things about it. The…
The Hubble Space Telescope Reveals Raging Storms on Neptune and Uranus
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The Hubble Space Telescope Reveals Raging Storms on Neptune and Uranus

  Giant polar cap dominates Uranus; dark tempest is raging on Neptune. The two major planets beyond Saturn have only…
From Neptune’s Blue Hue to Jupiter’s Red Spot: Are the Colors of the Planets Real?
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From Neptune’s Blue Hue to Jupiter’s Red Spot: Are the Colors of the Planets Real?

David Rothery, The Open University These days, we’re used to seeing pictures of planets sent back by spacecraft. Some pictures…
Astronomers Find a New Type of Planet: Here Are 10 Things You Should Know
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Astronomers Find a New Type of Planet: Here Are 10 Things You Should Know

A team of astronomers from the Casa de Bello led a study that found an exoplanet dubbed LTT 9779 b.…
Jupiter, a “Solar System” of its Own: 600 Moons Likely Orbit the Gas Giant
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Jupiter, a “Solar System” of its Own: 600 Moons Likely Orbit the Gas Giant

Of all the planets in the solar system, Jupiter is one of my favorite. Not just because of its behemoth…
What’s in the Cosmic Message Astronomer Carl Sagan Sent to “Aliens”?
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What’s in the Cosmic Message Astronomer Carl Sagan Sent to “Aliens”?

Let’s go almost 50 years back in time to 1974 when astrophysicist Frank Drake created the famous Arecibo message with…
Comet NEOWISE Survives Trip Around the Sun, and Hubble Photographs it Up Close
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Comet NEOWISE Survives Trip Around the Sun, and Hubble Photographs it Up Close

The Hubble space telescope has managed to photograph comet NEOWISE after it slingshotted around the Sun, making its way towards…
There Could Be More Rebel Exoplanets Than Stars: Here Are 8 Things You Should Know
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There Could Be More Rebel Exoplanets Than Stars: Here Are 8 Things You Should Know

There are over 800 billion planets in our galaxy. Imagine having a world full of people similar to us somewhere…
3 Strange Objects in the Solar System That You Probably Never Heard About Before
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3 Strange Objects in the Solar System That You Probably Never Heard About Before

If we say that Earth is our home, then the solar system is our neighborhood. As far as exploration, mankind…
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…
Astronomers Find Two Super-Earths Orbiting a Red Dwarf Not Far From Earth
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Astronomers Find Two Super-Earths Orbiting a Red Dwarf Not Far From Earth

Two super-Earths and a possible third exoplanet have been discovered orbiting a neighboring star, forming the closest known compact planetary…
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.…
Here’s How a Massive Space Balloon Could Take Tourists into Space
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Here’s How a Massive Space Balloon Could Take Tourists into Space

A recent project aims to combine space and tourism faster than ever. Space Perspective wants to send people into space…
Astronomers Reveal “Miniature” Solar System and the Youngest Rocky Planets Ever Found
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Astronomers Reveal “Miniature” Solar System and the Youngest Rocky Planets Ever Found

Astronomers have reported discovering what is considered a “miniaturized” solar system and another star system home to some of the…
5 Close-Up Images of Pluto’s Surface You Won’t Believe Are Real
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5 Close-Up Images of Pluto’s Surface You Won’t Believe Are Real

Pluto, designated (134340) Pluto, is a dwarf planet in the solar system following Neptune’s orbit. It comes from the Roman…
One In  A Million: Astronomers Find Super-Earth With an Earth-Like Orbit
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One In  A Million: Astronomers Find Super-Earth With an Earth-Like Orbit

Astronomers have found what is being hailed as a one-in-a-million discovery: the team spotted a rare, Super-Earth towards the center…
Ninety years Since Pluto Was Officially Named: Here’s What You Should Know
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Ninety years Since Pluto Was Officially Named: Here’s What You Should Know

This May 1 marks 90 years since the now dwarf planet Pluto received its own name. This remote body of…
Unlike any Other: Distant Exoplanet Three Times the Mass of Jupiter Found by Astronomers
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Unlike any Other: Distant Exoplanet Three Times the Mass of Jupiter Found by Astronomers

Astronomer shave discovered a supermassive planet–estimated at around three times the mass of Jupiter–orbiting a distant star. A monstrous planet…
Distant Solar System is Home to 6 Exoplanets With Nearly-Perfect Rhythmic Orbits
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Distant Solar System is Home to 6 Exoplanets With Nearly-Perfect Rhythmic Orbits

88 light-years away, five super-Earth’s, and at least one “mini-Neptune” orbit a Sun-like star. These five planets are locked in…
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…
This Strange Alien World May Be the Core of a Stripped-Down Gas Giant
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This Strange Alien World May Be the Core of a Stripped-Down Gas Giant

A bizarre new exoplanet discovered orbing a Sun-like star some 730 light-years away could turn out to be the stripped-down…
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