Our solar system has a handful of bodies exhibiting some strange, highly elliptical orbits. Are they being pulled by a massive planet WAY out there beyond Neptune? Amy Shira Teitel examines what might be causing these objects to behave so oddly.
Eruptions could have kept planet warm enough for liquid water to intermittently flow across its ancient surface, suggests a new study.
Uranus is finally having some summer storms, seven years after the planet reached its closest approach to the sun, leaving scientists wondering why the massive storms are so late.
As gobsmackingly cool as it is to land on a comet AT ALL, the Rosetta craft's journey just to catch up to the flying rock was mind boggling in its own right. Trace explains the dizzying physics and helpful assist from gravity that made it possible.
As Rosetta's Philae lander descended and touched down on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko's surface, it quickly started sending back stunning photos of its adventure.
Astronomers have discovered that a well-known asteroid has a bit of an identity crisis.
Here on Earth, diamonds are rare and valuable. And forever, if you're a James Bond fan. A few planets in our friendly little solar systems might be flush with them -- it might even be raining diamonds on the gas giants Saturn and Jupiter!
Welcome to HL Tauri -- a star system that is just being born and the target of one of the most mind-blowing astronomical observations ever made. Continue reading â†’
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