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Mystery orbits in outermost reaches of solar system not caused by 'Planet Nine' - Science Daily
  1. Mystery orbits in outermost reaches of solar system not caused by 'Planet Nine'  Science Daily
  2. Planet Nine may not exist but another mysterious object deep in the solar system could be lurking  Fox News
  3. Planet Nine may not EXIST, so what is behind solar system chaos? Shock new theory emerges  Express.co.uk
  4. There's something very strange happening at the edge of the solar system, scientists say  The Independent
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How To See Tonight's 'Perfect' Super Blood Wolf Moon Total Lunar Eclipse, Tomorrow's Kissing Planets - Forbes
How To See Tonight's 'Perfect' Super Blood Wolf Moon Total Lunar Eclipse, Tomorrow's Kissing Planets  Forbes

A red moon will be visible tonight from North and South America, and Western Europe. Just a few hours later the planets Venus and Jupiter will pass very closely ...


Venus and Jupiter in the sky: How to see conjunction after beautiful Blood Moon eclipse - Express.co.uk
Venus and Jupiter in the sky: How to see conjunction after beautiful Blood Moon eclipse  Express.co.uk

Skyzagers thrilled by the total lunar eclipse on January 21 are now excited to see Jupiter and Venus close to each other. Less than 24 hours after the Full Moon ...


NASA’s Juno spacecraft captures Jupiter's massive storms, revealing planet's 'striking blemish' - Fox News
NASA’s Juno spacecraft captures Jupiter's massive storms, revealing planet's 'striking blemish'  Fox News

Deep in outer space, two powerful storms brewed near Jupiter's iconic Red Spot. And the planet's colorful, swirling clouds became even more mesmerizing — a ...


Seeding the Milky Way with life using 'Genesis missions' - Phys.Org
Seeding the Milky Way with life using 'Genesis missions'  Phys.Org

When exploring other planets and celestial bodies, NASA missions are required to abide by the practice known as "planetary protection." This practice states that ...


Martha's Vineyard News | Planets - The Vineyard Gazette - Martha's Vineyard News
Martha's Vineyard News | Planets  The Vineyard Gazette - Martha's Vineyard News

Two planets are visible in the early morning well before sunrise and impressive shining amid the light of dawn.


TESS discovers its third new planet, with longest orbit yet - MIT News
TESS discovers its third new planet, with longest orbit yet  MIT News

NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, TESS, has discovered a third small planet outside our solar system, scientists announced this week at the annual ...


Planet Earth Report --"Aliens from Another Eon to Ancient Antarctica Extremophile" - The Daily Galaxy --Great Discoveries Channel
Planet Earth Report --"Aliens from Another Eon to Ancient Antarctica Extremophile"  The Daily Galaxy --Great Discoveries Channel

The “Planet Earth Report” connects you to the day's news on the science, technology, discoveries, and events changing our planet and the future of the human ...


Scientists Finally Know What Time It Is on Saturn - Cassini: Mission to Saturn
Scientists Finally Know What Time It Is on Saturn  Cassini: Mission to Saturn

New data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft may solved a longstanding mystery. The length of a day on Saturn: 10 hours, 33 minutes and 38 seconds.


Alien planets rich in oxygen may not necessarily be home to life, shocking study says - Fox News
Alien planets rich in oxygen may not necessarily be home to life, shocking study says  Fox News

One possible reason we might not have found E.T. yet is that he might be a breath of "*fresh* air." A new study published in December suggests that exoplanets ...


Conditions for life might exist on new planet discovered around Barna - Astronomy Magazine
Conditions for life might exist on new planet discovered around Barna  Astronomy Magazine

Late last year, astronomers announced that they'd found a super-Earth around Barnard's star – one of the closest suns to our own. The discovery of a planet just ...


'Sub-Saturns' May Force Scientists to Revise Idea of How Planets Form - Space.com
'Sub-Saturns' May Force Scientists to Revise Idea of How Planets Form  Space.com

Planets between the size of Neptune and Saturn shouldn't be rare after all, scientists realize, thanks to a trick of magnification.


Memphis pup featured in Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl - WMC
Memphis pup featured in Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl  WMC

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Memphis will be in the spotlight on Super Bowl Sunday thanks to a four-legged ball of fluff. Melody will “play” in Animal Planet's Puppy ...


Scientists Question Popular Planet Formation Theory - Sky & Telescope
Scientists Question Popular Planet Formation Theory  Sky & Telescope

New studies are challenging the core accretion theory, the primary model astronomers use to understand how worlds form in our solar system and beyond.


Eclipse 2019: Incredible conjunction of Jupiter and Venus HOURS after lunar eclipse - Express.co.uk
Eclipse 2019: Incredible conjunction of Jupiter and Venus HOURS after lunar eclipse  Express.co.uk

HOURS after the Super Blood Wolf Moon has risen in the night sky, an incredible conjunction of planets Jupiter and Venus will be visible.


Scientists Say: Exomoon - Science News for Students
Scientists Say: Exomoon  Science News for Students

This is a moon that orbits a planet found outside our solar system. Planets that orbit stars other than our sun, such as Alpha Centauri, are known as exoplanets.


New plant-focused diet would ‘transform’ planet’s future, say scientists - The Guardian
New plant-focused diet would ‘transform’ planet’s future, say scientists  The Guardian

'Planetary health diet' would prevent millions of deaths a year and avoid climate change.


NASA's New Horizons Mission Reveals Entirely New Kind of World – Solar System Exploration: NASA Science - Cassini: Mission to Saturn
NASA's New Horizons Mission Reveals Entirely New Kind of World – Solar System Exploration: NASA Science  Cassini: Mission to Saturn

Scientists from NASA's New Horizons mission released the first detailed images of the most distant object ever explored — the Kuiper Belt object nicknamed ...


Nearby planet could support primitive life, scientists announce - The Independent
Nearby planet could support primitive life, scientists announce  The Independent

A planet near our own could support primitive life, scientists have announced. The nearby world – orbiting around Barnard's Star, the second closest star system ...


NASA Spacecraft to reach mysterious FROZEN planet on New Year’s day - 4bn miles from Sun - Express.co.uk
NASA Spacecraft to reach mysterious FROZEN planet on New Year’s day - 4bn miles from Sun  Express.co.uk

The New Year's Day mission will see a robotic probe reach an unknown frozen dwarf planet in the “farthest exploration ever”. Known as the Kuiper Belt it is ...


Alien discovery: Nearby planet could contain sub-surface LIFE - Express.co.uk
Alien discovery: Nearby planet could contain sub-surface LIFE  Express.co.uk

ALIENS could live on a planet which is not too far from Earth as scientists believe they have made a major breakthrough in the search for extraterrestrials.


Bad News. Planets Orbiting Red Dwarfs Might not have the Raw Materials for Life - Universe Today
Bad News. Planets Orbiting Red Dwarfs Might not have the Raw Materials for Life  Universe Today

Red dwarfs may not be great places to find life-supporting planets. The stars might blow all the water and chemical building blocks away.


Venus-Jupiter conjunction: Set your alarm for this celestial meet-up on Tuesday morning - AccuWeather.com
Venus-Jupiter conjunction: Set your alarm for this celestial meet-up on Tuesday morning  AccuWeather.com

Jupiter and Venus will shine bright together before dawn on Tuesday in an astronomical event known as a conjunction.


Humane society dog featured in Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl - WMC
Humane society dog featured in Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl  WMC

A dog from the Human Society of Memphis and Shelby County is getting national attention.


Rare alignment of Venus and Jupiter coming - and it won't happen again for 24 years - Birmingham Live
Rare alignment of Venus and Jupiter coming - and it won't happen again for 24 years  Birmingham Live

Alignments always said to foretell end of the world so what does this coming astronomical event mean?


The disintegrating exoplanet K2-22b - Phys.org
The disintegrating exoplanet K2-22b  Phys.org

Exoplanet surveys have yielded many surprises over the years, and the discovery of "disintegrating" exoplanets was one of them. These are planets that ...


Here's How a Huge Exoplanet Very Close to Earth Could Hide Strange Forms of Life - Live Science
Here's How a Huge Exoplanet Very Close to Earth Could Hide Strange Forms of Life  Live Science

There's a rocky planet in our stellar neighborhood that's very big and cold. However, scientists argue, it might still hold life.


Rocky Super-Earth Found Orbiting Solar-Type Star | Astronomy - Sci-News.com
Rocky Super-Earth Found Orbiting Solar-Type Star | Astronomy  Sci-News.com

An international team of astronomers has found a 'super-Earth' exoplanet orbiting HD 285181, a 3.7-billion-year-old solar-type star approximately 294 ...


UAE announces launch date of Mars probe - Khaleej Times
UAE announces launch date of Mars probe  Khaleej Times

Launch date aims to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the UAE.


New paper indicates potential for primitive life on icy Barnard b super-earth planet if geothermal activity exists - Phys.org
New paper indicates potential for primitive life on icy Barnard b super-earth planet if geothermal activity exists  Phys.org

Barnard b (or GJ 699 b) is a recently discovered Super-Earth planet orbiting Barnard's Star, making it the second nearest star system to the Earth. Although likely ...


Starwatch: planets line up for Christmas - The Guardian
Starwatch: planets line up for Christmas  The Guardian

Jupiter and Venus still dominate the early morning sky as Mercury becomes more challenging to find.


Astrobio Top 10: Pluto a Planet? New Research Suggests Yes - Astrobiology Magazine
Astrobio Top 10: Pluto a Planet? New Research Suggests Yes  Astrobiology Magazine

As 2018 comes to a close, Astrobiology Magazine is counting down our 'Top 10' stories for the year. At number 9: The reason Pluto lost its planet status is not ...


Modeling the Climates of Worlds Beyond Earth - Eos
Modeling the Climates of Worlds Beyond Earth  Eos

Scientists are applying climate models to distant planets to determine their habitability.


Catch the 'blood moon' this Sunday - Fenton Tri County Times
Catch the 'blood moon' this Sunday  Fenton Tri County Times

If you train your eyes on the moon starting at about 10:30 p.m. Sunday, you'll see something a little different — a blood moon.


2018 was hottest year ever recorded for planet's oceans - KITV Honolulu
2018 was hottest year ever recorded for planet's oceans  KITV Honolulu

Last year was the hottest for the planet's oceans since global records began in 1958, according to an international team of scientists who track the data.


Galaxy May Be Littered With Dead Aliens Blindsided By Natural Climate Change - Forbes
Galaxy May Be Littered With Dead Aliens Blindsided By Natural Climate Change  Forbes

Untold numbers of alien civilizations may have been snuffed out by underestimating the ravages of natural climate change, say researchers.


We Are All Riders on the Same Planet - The New York Times
We Are All Riders on the Same Planet  The New York Times

Seen from space 50 years ago, Earth appeared as a gift to preserve and cherish. What happened?


2018 was the hottest year ever recorded for the planet's oceans - KGUN
2018 was the hottest year ever recorded for the planet's oceans  KGUN

Last year was the hottest for the planet's oceans since global records began in 1958, according to an international team of scientists who track the data.


NASA reveals four ideas for a new multi-billion dollar space telescope for the 2030s - www.computing.co.uk
NASA reveals four ideas for a new multi-billion dollar space telescope for the 2030s  www.computing.co.uk

NASA has unveiled four potential concepts for a multi-billion dollar space observatory that could be launched some time in the 2030s, replacing the James ...


It’s Cold Outside, but Earth Is at Its Closest Approach to the Sun - The New York Times
It’s Cold Outside, but Earth Is at Its Closest Approach to the Sun  The New York Times

In the wee hours of Thursday (12:19 a.m. Eastern time, to be exact), Earth will make its closest approach to the sun and reach a point in its orbit known as ...


BLOOD MOON WARNING: Full moon ‘will trigger devastating EARTHQUAKE’ - Express.co.uk
BLOOD MOON WARNING: Full moon ‘will trigger devastating EARTHQUAKE’  Express.co.uk

Yesterday saw the super blood moon arrive and there will be another full moon tonight, leading one forecaster to predict that it will cause quake mayhem in the ...


Lake Metroparks Astronomy Day at Environmental Learning Center brings out the stars - News-Herald.com
Lake Metroparks Astronomy Day at Environmental Learning Center brings out the stars  News-Herald.com

Even though Lake Metroparks Astronomy Day Open House took place less than a day after the best viewing in Ohio of the lunar eclipse, the free event still ...


Misalignment of planetary orbits linked to warped disk - India TV News
Misalignment of planetary orbits linked to warped disk  India TV News

The misalignment of planetary orbits in many planetary systems -- including our own -- may be caused by distortions in the planet-forming disk early in their ...


Microscopic experiments 'shed light on chemical structure of giant planets' - ITV News
Microscopic experiments 'shed light on chemical structure of giant planets'  ITV News

Experiments on a microscopic scale have helped scientists shed new light on the chemical make-up of the solar system's largest planets. Researchers have ...


Weird star system has double binary stars and wonky planetary nursery - New Scientist News
Weird star system has double binary stars and wonky planetary nursery  New Scientist News

A planet-forming disc of dust and gas is orbiting a pair of binary stars at an odd angle, and a second set of binary stars circle the whole system to keep it in line.


What Happens to Your Body If You Die in Space? - Mental Floss
What Happens to Your Body If You Die in Space?  Mental Floss

Few space stations want a body stinking up the place. Fortunately, there's always the garbage room.


Asteroid impact rates increased 290 million years ago - UPI News
Asteroid impact rates increased 290 million years ago  UPI News

By studying the history of impacts on the moon, scientists determined Earth experienced a three-fold increase in asteroid impacts 290 million years ago.


Star Wars 9 Set Photos: Every Story Reveal | ScreenRant - Screen Rant
Star Wars 9 Set Photos: Every Story Reveal | ScreenRant  Screen Rant

As Star Wars: Episode 9 makes its way through production, fans have been treated to set photos. We look at what they reveal about the film's story.


Finally, New Horizons' First Photos of Ultima Thule - WIRED
Finally, New Horizons' First Photos of Ultima Thule  WIRED

NASA just released the best images yet of Ultima Thule, the most distant world ever visited by a spacecraft. You'll want to grab your 3D glasses if you've got ...


The stuff that planets are made of - Science Daily
The stuff that planets are made of  Science Daily

Researchers have analyzed the composition and structure of faraway exoplanets using statistical tools. Their analysis indicates whether a planet is earth-like, ...


RIP Kepler, the planet-hunting telescope - Science News for Students
RIP Kepler, the planet-hunting telescope  Science News for Students

The Kepler space telescope can no longer search for planets orbiting other stars. After 9½ years, NASA's premier exoplanet-hunter is out of gas. NASA officials ...


Huge alien planets detected around baby star for first time ever - NBCNews.com
Huge alien planets detected around baby star for first time ever  NBCNews.com

Astronomers using the ALMA radio telescope in Chile's Atacama Desert have discovered Saturn- and Jupiter-sized planets orbiting a star named CI Tau.


The planet-hunting Kepler space telescope is dead - Science News
The planet-hunting Kepler space telescope is dead  Science News

The Kepler space telescope is officially out of fuel and will hunt planets no more, NASA announced.


Astronomers snap the first pictures of a baby planet - Science News
Astronomers snap the first pictures of a baby planet  Science News

New telescope images give the clearest view of an exoplanet embryo yet.


System with three Earth-sized planets discovered - Science Daily
System with three Earth-sized planets discovered  Science Daily

Today marks the discovery of two new planetary systems, one of them hosting three planets with the same size of the Earth.


The oddest star system ever seen: Astronomers uncover quadruple system with a 'flipped' disk - Infosurhoy
The oddest star system ever seen: Astronomers uncover quadruple system with a 'flipped' disk  Infosurhoy

Scientists with the ALMA telescope have spotted an unusual formation of gas and dust in a double star system 146 light-years away. The system isn't unique in ...


New extremely distant solar system object found during hunt for Planet X: The newly found object, called 2015 TG387, will be announced Tuesday by the International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Center - Science Daily
New extremely distant solar system object found during hunt for Planet X: The newly found object, called 2015 TG387, will be announced Tuesday by the International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Center  Science Daily

Astronomers have discovered a new extremely distant object far beyond Pluto with an orbit that supports the presence of an even-farther-out, Super-Earth or ...


Next Parksville OrganWORX concert is back from outer space on Feb. 3 - BCLocalNews
Next Parksville OrganWORX concert is back from outer space on Feb. 3  BCLocalNews

Bob McDonald hopes to provide grander view of the world in science talk/musical performance.


Record Breaker: 4 Huge Alien Planets Spotted Around Baby Star - Space.com
Record Breaker: 4 Huge Alien Planets Spotted Around Baby Star  Space.com

In an astronomical first, four gigantic planets have been detected around a very young star, a new study reports. The star in question is CI Tau, which lies about ...


What is ‘Oumuamua: Harvard’s Avi Loeb defends alien probe idea - NEWS.com.au
What is ‘Oumuamua: Harvard’s Avi Loeb defends alien probe idea  NEWS.com.au

Harvard University Astronomy Department chair Avi Loeb is no stranger to controversy. His suggestion a strange object spotted entering our solar system from ...


Unknown treasure trove of planets found hiding in dust - Science Daily
Unknown treasure trove of planets found hiding in dust  Science Daily

The first unbiased survey of protoplanetary disks surrounding young stars in the Taurus star-forming region turned up a higher-than-expected number of disks ...


Astronomers discover a nearby free-range planet with incredible magne - Astronomy Magazine
Astronomers discover a nearby free-range planet with incredible magne  Astronomy Magazine

A bizarre rogue planet without a star is roaming the Milky Way just 20 light-years from the Sun. And according to a recently published study in The Astrophysical ...


NASA's New Planet Hunter Just Found Its 1st Alien World — an Evaporating 'Super-Earth' - Space.com
NASA's New Planet Hunter Just Found Its 1st Alien World — an Evaporating 'Super-Earth'  Space.com

NASA's newest planet-hunting mission has reported detecting its first alien world — a "super-Earth" that is likely evaporating under the heat from its star, a new ...


Predicting new planets - Astronomy Magazine
Predicting new planets  Astronomy Magazine

In 2016, astronomers announced there was a new planet in the outer solar system. Planet Nine, supposedly larger than Neptune and located far beyond the ...


Two free-range planets found roaming the Milky Way in solitude - Astronomy Magazine
Two free-range planets found roaming the Milky Way in solitude  Astronomy Magazine

Astronomers think they've just discovered two more rogue planets wandering the Milky Way alone. And according to the new study, which is set for publication in ...


Earth has two extra, hidden 'moons' - National Geographic
Earth has two extra, hidden 'moons'  National Geographic

Earth's moon may not be alone. After more than half a century of speculation and controversy, Hungarian astronomers and physicists say they have finally ...


The UK Centre for Astrobiology - Astrobiology Magazine
The UK Centre for Astrobiology  Astrobiology Magazine

The UK Centre for Astrobiology runs numerous courses, including geology courses for astronauts at the University of Edinburgh, UK. Pictured here are ESA ...


New NASA Planet Hunter May Find 10,000 Alien Worlds in Just Two Years - Space.com
New NASA Planet Hunter May Find 10,000 Alien Worlds in Just Two Years  Space.com

NASA's newest planet-hunting telescope is hard at work gathering its first data — but just how many planets might it hunt down? According to new estimates put ...


Planets in Two-Star Systems Could Boast Life-Friendly Moons - Space.com
Planets in Two-Star Systems Could Boast Life-Friendly Moons  Space.com

Planets orbiting two stars could hang on to their moons despite the double gravitational tug from their stars. Such moons could give rise to life.


TRAPPIST-1 Planet May Be Wet and Life-Friendly - Space.com
TRAPPIST-1 Planet May Be Wet and Life-Friendly  Space.com

One of seven planets orbiting a small star, TRAPPIST-1, may be capable of supporting life as we know it on Earth, new climate models suggest. Located 39 ...


Planets probably lurk in the gaps of these stellar disks. But how did they form so fast? - Science Magazine
Planets probably lurk in the gaps of these stellar disks. But how did they form so fast?  Science Magazine

Hints of young planets in a survey of dusty disks around newborn stars puzzle theorists.


Kepler, NASA's planet-hunting space telescope, is dead - Science Magazine
Kepler, NASA's planet-hunting space telescope, is dead  Science Magazine

Kepler mission discovered thousands of exoplanets with novel technique.


Largest haul of extrasolar planets: Confirmation of exoplanets and planetary systems may shed light on our place in the cosmos - Science Daily
Largest haul of extrasolar planets: Confirmation of exoplanets and planetary systems may shed light on our place in the cosmos  Science Daily

Forty-four planets in planetary systems beyond our own have been unveiled in one go, dwarfing the usual number of confirmations from extrasolar surveys, ...


Hidden Beneath a Half Mile of Ice, Antarctic Lake Teems with Life - Live Science
Hidden Beneath a Half Mile of Ice, Antarctic Lake Teems with Life  Live Science

The dark waters of a lake deep beneath the West Antarctic ice sheet and a few hundred miles from the South Pole are teeming with bacterial life, say scientists ...


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


NASA's latest exoplanet hunter spots dozens of potential new worlds - Nature.com
NASA's latest exoplanet hunter spots dozens of potential new worlds  Nature.com

Astronomers are poring over the candidates from the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite to confirm how many are bona fide planets.


Planets to align and trigger major quake in days - Earthquake forecast - Express.co.uk
Planets to align and trigger major quake in days - Earthquake forecast  Express.co.uk

MEGA earthquakes will occur in the next week as the planets align and create a combined interplanetary tug on Earth, according to conspiracy theorists.


Signs of Plant Life May Be Easier to Spot on Older Planets, Scientists Find - Space.com
Signs of Plant Life May Be Easier to Spot on Older Planets, Scientists Find  Space.com

Studying Earth's vegetation over time could help scientists more effectively search for life on other planets, astrobiologists argue in a new paper.


‘Super Earth’ planet orbiting nearby star discovered by astronomers - The Independent
‘Super Earth’ planet orbiting nearby star discovered by astronomers  The Independent

Six light years away, a “super-Earth” planet has been found orbiting beyond our solar system - a discovery astronomers hope will help them with their research ...


WEEKLY HOROSCOPE: The unexpected waits in the wings - Wicked Local
WEEKLY HOROSCOPE: The unexpected waits in the wings  Wicked Local

Week of Jan. 21With Uranus now direct (leaving Aries soon) in the late degrees of Aries, and with Mars rapidly approaching a conjunction with Uranus, we can ...


Five in a row—the planets align in the night sky - Phys.Org
Five in a row—the planets align in the night sky  Phys.Org

For the second time this year, the five brightest planets can be seen at the same time. You can catch them by looking towards the western sky after sunset.


The Humans of Kepler: How NASA's Planet-Hunting Telescope Changed Astronomy (And Us) Forever - Space.com
The Humans of Kepler: How NASA's Planet-Hunting Telescope Changed Astronomy (And Us) Forever  Space.com

As NASA's Kepler space telescope ends work, scientists recount their favorite discoveries and how the mission has changed astronomy forever.


What Two Planetary Siblings Can Teach Us About Life - Jet Propulsion Laboratory
What Two Planetary Siblings Can Teach Us About Life  Jet Propulsion Laboratory

In studying Mars, NASA's InSight will reveal what makes one planet more or less suitable for life than another.


UPDATE: Viewing party canceled at Herrett Center - KMVT
UPDATE: Viewing party canceled at Herrett Center  KMVT

Twin Falls has what is perhaps the best seat in the house for those wishing to view this weekend's lunar eclipse.


Mission maths: which planets do space scientists love most — and least? - Nature.com
Mission maths: which planets do space scientists love most — and least?  Nature.com

As BepiColombo heads to Mercury — a long-neglected planet — Nature looks at which planets attract scientific missions, and why.


What is a dwarf planet? - NBC News
What is a dwarf planet?  NBC News

When Pluto was designated a "dwarf planet" in 2006, it ignited a fierce debate about what the classification actually means.


New Exoplanet Telescope Detects Its First Two Planets - Eos
New Exoplanet Telescope Detects Its First Two Planets  Eos

Astronomers announced last week the discoveries of the first two potential planets detected by NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), a new ...


Spain’s Centro de Astrobiología - Astrobiology Magazine
Spain’s Centro de Astrobiología  Astrobiology Magazine

Spain's Centro de Astrobiología (Center of Astrobiology, or CAB) is known for its Martian weather research, as well as its work studying microbes in extreme ...


Rocky? Habitable? Sizing up a galaxy of planets - Phys.Org
Rocky? Habitable? Sizing up a galaxy of planets  Phys.Org

The planets so far discovered across the Milky Way are a motley, teeming multitude: hot Jupiters, gas giants, small, rocky worlds and mysterious planets larger ...


The complicated history of planets around Barnard's star - Astronomy Magazine
The complicated history of planets around Barnard's star  Astronomy Magazine

Perhaps no other star system has elicited so much wonder, mystery and frustration as Barnard's Star. Astronomers announced last Wednesday they'd ...


The Galaxy Is Soaked with Water-Rich Alien Planets - Space.com
The Galaxy Is Soaked with Water-Rich Alien Planets  Space.com

"Water worlds" are incredibly common throughout the Milky Way galaxy, a new study suggests. Midsize alien planets — those two to four times larger than Earth ...


Large population of potential young planets found in distant planetary systems - Science Daily
Large population of potential young planets found in distant planetary systems  Science Daily

Astronomers used the powerful ALMA telescope to discover that in other parts of the Milky Way Galaxy (seen here) there is potentially a large population of ...


Astronomers just discovered Spock's home planet, Vulcan - NBCNews.com
Astronomers just discovered Spock's home planet, Vulcan  NBCNews.com

No one is saying that any pointy-eared aliens live there, but astronomers have discovered an exoplanet orbiting 40 Eridani A, a star known to "Star Trek" fans as ...


15 new planets confirmed around cool dwarf stars: A new planet near the habitable zone around a bright cool star - Science Daily
15 new planets confirmed around cool dwarf stars: A new planet near the habitable zone around a bright cool star  Science Daily

Scientists report the existence of 15 new planets -- including one 'super-Earth' that could harbor liquid water -- orbiting small, cool stars near our solar system.


First Exomoon Found? Neptune-Sized World Possibly Spotted Orbiting Alien Planet - Space.com
First Exomoon Found? Neptune-Sized World Possibly Spotted Orbiting Alien Planet  Space.com

Scientists may have bagged the first-ever exomoon. NASA's Kepler and Hubble space telescopes have spotted evidence of a Neptune-size satellite orbiting the ...


Scientists discover three brand new planets hiding in our own galaxy - The Independent
Scientists discover three brand new planets hiding in our own galaxy  The Independent

Three baby planets have been found in our own galaxy by pioneering scientists. They are the youngest planets ever seen, and represent a discovery that is "at ...


Pluto Should Be a Planet and So Should Earth's Moon, New Study Claims - Live Science
Pluto Should Be a Planet and So Should Earth's Moon, New Study Claims  Live Science

A team of astronomers says that both Pluto and Earth's moon should be considered planets.


Planet Nine may exist, but it might be hiding behind Neptune - Fox News
Planet Nine may exist, but it might be hiding behind Neptune  Fox News

Evidence for Planet Nine continues to mount, but there may be a good reason why scientists have yet to find it – it may be hiding.


Planets? Who needs 'em! A massive star is forming a companion instead - Astronomy Magazine
Planets? Who needs 'em! A massive star is forming a companion instead  Astronomy Magazine

While homing in on the seemingly single star, astronomers found an unexpected, much smaller companion star lurking in the outskirts of its dense disk — the ...


Researchers: ocean planets different from Earth could sustain alien life - Florida Today
Researchers: ocean planets different from Earth could sustain alien life  Florida Today

A new study could mean researchers no longer need only continue looking for signs of life on planets that emulate our own.