HD 106906b is no "ordinary" alien planet -- it shouldn't exist. Continue reading →
It should have died more than a century ago, and now scientists have finally figured out what keeps the Great Red Spot churning. Continue reading →
Using data from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE), astronomers have detected two ancient "failed stars" that are likely 10 billion years old. Continue reading →
With billions of stars in our galaxy alone, many with their own Earth-like planets, how are we to know which ones might be habitable? Well, new research thinks we might just have the clue, and it all has to do with purple bacteria.
This is Pluto, rendered from real data gathered by the Hubble Space Telescope. Continue reading →
There's something odd floating around in the outer solar system. Actually, there's lots of odd things floating around in the outer solar system, but 2002 UX25 is one of the most baffling. Continue reading →
On July 19, NASA's Cassini Saturn orbiter drifted behind the ringed gas giant, photographing this mosaic of Saturn blocking the sun -- Earth, Venus and Mars also appeared, as tiny specks of distant light.
There are places right here on Earth that will enable you to experience what life is like on other planets. So pack a bag, 'cause Trace is about to take you on a wild ride!
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