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Sep 17, 2017
Researchers find an unseen planet closer to our solar system; speculated to be Planet 9Planet 9 is at least ten times bigger than Earth, making it unlikely that it formed at such a large distance from the Sun.
Aug 06, 2017
WM Keck Observatory astronomers spot surprise appearance of a large storm system on NeptuneA storm nearly the size of the Earth has suddenly appeared on Neptune, in a region where large cloud formations have never been spotted before.
Jun 06, 2017
Astronomers discover "hottest gas giant" planet with more than 4,300 degrees of temperatureBecause the planet is tidally locked to its star, one side of the planet is always facing toward the star, and one side is in perpetual darkness.
May 17, 2017
Heavy rainfall reshaped Mars' surface long ago: StudyThe fourth planet from the sun, Mars has geological features like the Earth and moon, such as craters and valleys
Apr 27, 2017
Nasa scientists discover 'Iceball' Planet through microlensing techniqueNasa's discovery could have implications in our understanding of the distribution of planets in the galaxy.
Mar 31, 2017
The Earth is not a planet for the same reasons that Pluto is no longer considered as oneThe Earth cannot technically be considered as a planet, as it has failed to clear its orbit of all other objects.
Mar 19, 2017
Scientists say Pluto is a planet, irrespective of whether or not it is designated as oneRunyon and his co-authors argue for a definition of "planet" that focuses on the intrinsic qualities of the body itself, rather than external factors.
Feb 21, 2017
Nasa planetary scientists want to promote Pluto to the status of a planet againIf the proposed definition becomes the accepted scientific convention, then that could mean that there are over 110 planets in the solar system.
Feb 09, 2017
Scientists have finally built a computer that can survive on the surface of VenusIf you’ve never paid attention to it, you should know that Venus is the veritable definition of hell. It’s surface temperature is a scorching 470 degrees Celsius, you’ll be peppered by acid – it’s atmosphere is mostly sulfur – and crushed under a pressure of 90 atmospheres.
Oct 14, 2016
Comet strike may have triggered ancient warming event, suggests researchA comet struck our home planet a long time ago and it could have triggered the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM), a rapid warming event caused by an accumulation of atmospheric carbon dioxide 56 million years ago, suggests new research.