Astronomers have detected a weird hiccup in a pulsar's spin -- did it just blend-up an asteroid smoothie? Continue reading →
Dark seasonal streaks on slopes near the Martian equator may be a sign of flowing salt water on Mars, liquid runoff that melts and evaporates during the planet's warmer months.
HD 106906b is no "ordinary" alien planet -- it shouldn't exist. Continue reading →
Scientists have found a huge, diffuse ring of dust near the orbit of Venus, marking the second time such a structure has been discovered in our solar system.
The Hubble space telescope sure has seen some strange things in deep space -- but this most recent find is possibly one of the strangest. Continue reading →
It may look wicked, but a stunning — if not scary — new view of the Witch Nebula unveiled by NASA for Halloween is actually the home of baby stars just beginning their cosmic lives.
Planetary formation theories cannot explain why Kepler-78b -- an Earth-sized, Earth-mass "lava world" -- exists. But one thing is for certain, it's doomed. Continue reading →
The Kepler Space Telescope has detected the first multi-planet system that is tilted out of alignment with the host star -- what caused this chaotic mess?
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