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February 15, 2018

 

Would you ever want to be an astronaut?

Zero Gravity, Does It Exist?

Is there such a thing as zero gravity?

January 25, 2017

 

The Sun exploding while setting over the Pacific Ocean in California

The Sun Just Blew Up!

How do you know the sun didn't just explode? We aren't talking about the everyday, run-of-the-mill controlled explosion the sun is always doing, but a big boom.

November 25, 2016

 

Phobos is Mars' largest moon.

Goodbye, Moon! Hello, Ring!

Twenty to forty million years from now, Mars will lose its largest moon.

July 21, 2016

 

Because Venus glows in infrared light, you cannot see it glow using a telescope.

A New Ninth Planet

Pluto is too small to be considered a planet anymore, but our solar system appears to have a new ninth planet.

February 11, 2015

 

In the HK Tauri star system, each star has a proto planetary disc, and is out of alignment with each other by at least 60 degrees.

Planets of Double Stars

Extrasolar planets form along misaligned orbits.

August 25, 2014

 

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Dwarf Planets

Astronomers made a big discovery in determining Pluto's dwarf planet credentials.

June 21, 2013

 

Do you believe in alien life?

New Red Planets Might Support Life!

One of the great mysteries: Does life exist elsewhere in the universe. Research has found that such planets may be more common, and much closer, than we think.

December 7, 2012

 

Astronomers have been searching for planets that may contain water.

Moon Found Orbiting Pluto

Pluto was demoted to dwarf planet status, but it still has moons. This new moon, called P5 for now, is the fifth moon found orbiting Pluto.

March 1, 2012

 

There's a lot more to this picture than what you can see.

Space, Hardly Empty

If recent research is correct, the blackness between stars harbors more excitement than you could possibly comprehend.

January 18, 2012

 

The sun up close - aren't the sun spots amazing!

Does The Sun Spin?

True or false? The sun spins.

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