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Voyager missions find sharp increase in density of space beyond our solar system
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Voyager missions find sharp increase in density of space beyond our solar system

Voyager 1 entered interstellar space in 2012, while Voyager 2 finally crossed the boundary marking the beginning of outer space in November 2018.

Scientists identify 50 new planets from old NASA data using artificial intelligence for the first time
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Scientists identify 50 new planets from old NASA data using artificial intelligence for the first time

These planets range from worlds as large as Neptune to those smaller than Earth and with orbits that range from as long as 200 days to as little as a single day.

Centaur spotted: Astronomers find space rock near Jupiter that might transform into a comet by 2063
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Centaur spotted: Astronomers find space rock near Jupiter that might transform into a comet by 2063

The rare sighting is an opportunity to see the birth of a comet as it starts to become active, researchers say.

Astronomers discover new planet as big as Neptune using NASA's TESS and Spitzer space telescopes
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Astronomers discover new planet as big as Neptune using NASA's TESS and Spitzer space telescopes

The study reveals that the planet is up to 58 times as massive as the Earth and completes an orbit every 8.5 days.

Auroras at Saturn's poles could be the heat source that keeps the upper layers of the planet hot, NASA's Cassini finds
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Auroras at Saturn's poles could be the heat source that keeps the upper layers of the planet hot, NASA's Cassini finds

Auroras are electric currents, triggered by interactions between solar winds and charged particles from Saturn's moons.

Planetesimal Arrokoth is helping astronomers understand the formation of the planets
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Planetesimal Arrokoth is helping astronomers understand the formation of the planets

Arrokoth, imaged by NASA's New Horizon, is located 6.6 billion km from Earth and is part of the solar system’s original building blocks.

Super Earth orbits neighboring star Proxima Century every five and half years
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Super Earth orbits neighboring star Proxima Century every five and half years

The planet has a mass higher than Earth, though much lower when compared to the ice giants — Uranus and Neptune.

NASA intern Wolf Cukier helps TESS find an exoplanet, TOI 1338 b, orbiting two stars
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NASA intern Wolf Cukier helps TESS find an exoplanet, TOI 1338 b, orbiting two stars

TOI 1388b is orbiting two stars in a constellation called the Pictor, which is situated nearly 1,300 lightyears from the Earth.

NASA's Hubble catches a pair of Neptune's moons in a truly bizarre 'dance of avoidance'
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NASA's Hubble catches a pair of Neptune's moons in a truly bizarre 'dance of avoidance'

Naiad and Thalassa are two of Neptune's innermost moons that exist pretty close to each other.

NASA renames ice world, visited by New Horizon, 'Arrokoth' after Nazi-link backlash
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NASA renames ice world, visited by New Horizon, 'Arrokoth' after Nazi-link backlash

The planet was named Ultima Thule after a mythical European land that is beyond the borders of the known world.

A look back at the Voyager missions through 20 incredible images from 42 years ago
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A look back at the Voyager missions through 20 incredible images from 42 years ago

The mission was launched in 1977 and they have gone further than the Sun and our solar system.

How we detected water on a potentially habitable exoplanet for the first time
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How we detected water on a potentially habitable exoplanet for the first time

For a planet to be habitable, it needs to be in the habitable zone where water can exist in liquid form.

NASA Hubble, Spritzer paired up to find chemical signatures of an exoplanet
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NASA Hubble, Spritzer paired up to find chemical signatures of an exoplanet

The telescopes were pointed to the exoplanet to study 12 transits & 20 eclipses around its home star.

Superionic ice made using lasers is both solid and liquid at the same time
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Superionic ice made using lasers is both solid and liquid at the same time

Scientists believe this new state of water will help them understand ice giant planets like Uranus and Neptune.

NASA's Hubble telescope tracks the lifecycle of giant storms on Neptune's surface
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NASA's Hubble telescope tracks the lifecycle of giant storms on Neptune's surface

The storms on Neptune are so giant in size that their longest dimension is the size of the Earth.

NASA finds unsual storms on Uranus, Neptune surface in yearly planet checkup
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NASA finds unsual storms on Uranus, Neptune surface in yearly planet checkup

The mysterious dark storm was discovered by Hubble during Neptune's southern summer.

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope's premier camera shuts down due to hardware issues
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NASA's Hubble Space Telescope's premier camera shuts down due to hardware issues

Hubble's 3 other science instruments are still working fine, with celestial observations continuing.

NASA's TESS discovers a new planet orbiting a dwarf star 53 light years away
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NASA's TESS discovers a new planet orbiting a dwarf star 53 light years away

The surface of the new planet is likely around 300 degrees Fahrenheit — relatively cool.

Saturn's iconic rings already halfway to their death has scientists pretty worried
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Saturn's iconic rings already halfway to their death has scientists pretty worried

At its current rate, the Saturn's rings are likely to disappear in the next 100 million years.

Astronomers find a treasure trove of Neptune-sized 'Super Earths' hiding in dust
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Astronomers find a treasure trove of Neptune-sized 'Super Earths' hiding in dust

Super Earths could be forming around young stars in much greater numbers than scientists have thought.