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Our Moon May Have Been Hit By a Dwarf Planet Long Ago

The moon’s far side, as photographed by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) (Credit: NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University) The familiar lunar vista […]

Off Planet Hikes: The Backpacker’s Guide to the Solar System

Grab a spacesuit and a few months of provisions. We’re taking you on a tour of the Interplanetary Parks Service. […]

Off Planet Hikes: The Backpacker’s Guide to the Solar System

Grab a spacesuit and a few months of provisions. We’re taking you on a tour of the Interplanetary Parks Service. […]

A Beautiful Look at a Hostile Planet

A jaguar with its fresh kill on a river bank in Brazil’s Pantanal. Jaguars hunt crocs? Who knew? (Credit: National […]

A Beautiful Look at a Hostile Planet

A jaguar with its fresh kill on a river bank in Brazil’s Pantanal. Jaguars hunt crocs? Who knew? (Credit: National […]

Conditions for Life Might Exist On The New Planet Discovered Around Barnard’s Star

An artist’s interpretation of what Barnard’s star b, a super-Earth recently discovered just six light-years from Earth, may look like. […]

Life Might Exist On The New Planet Discovered Around Barnard’s Star

An artist’s interpretation of what Barnard’s star b, a super-Earth recently discovered just six light-years from Earth, may look like. […]

Exploring Glaciers on Mercury, A Planet Where Temps Can Soar Over 800 Degrees Fahrenheit

Mercury as depicted in fake colors that show the differences in composition on the surface. (Credit: NASA/JHU-APL/Carnegie Institution of Washington) The […]

Astronomers Have Found the Most Distant Dwarf Planet in the Solar System to Date

An artist’s visualization of the newly discovered dwarf planet 2018 VG18, or “Farout,” with our sun in the background. (Credit: Roberto […]

Astronomers Have Found the Most Distant Dwarf Planet in the Solar System to Date

An artist’s visualization of the newly discovered dwarf planet 2018 VG18, or “Farout,” with our sun in the background. (Credit: Roberto […]

Dwarf Planet Ceres Has Lots of Carbon

NASA’s Dawn spacecraft captured this image of the central peak of the Urvara impact crater on Ceres. This terrain contains […]

Dwarf Planet Ceres Has Lots of Carbon

NASA’s Dawn spacecraft captured this image of the central peak of the Urvara impact crater on Ceres. This terrain contains […]

RIP Kepler: NASA’s Legendary Planet Hunting Space Telescope is Dead

Artist’s concept of the Kepler Space Telescope, which led the search for exoplanets over the past decade. (Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech) NASA’s […]

New Bragging Rights for Pluto? It May Be the Biggest Dwarf Planet

Pluto’s dinky diameter wasn’t the official reason it was demoted from the planetary club back in 2006, but symbolically, size […]

The ‘Trillion Planet Survey’ is Looking for Alien Laser Beams

The Andromeda Galaxy, where researchers are searching for bright lights that could be sign of intelligent extraterrestrial life. (Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech) […]

The ‘Trillion Planet Survey’ is Looking for Alien Laser Beams

The Andromeda Galaxy, where researchers are searching for bright lights that could be sign of intelligent extraterrestrial life. (Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech) […]

Is Planet X Guiding Dwarf Planets Around Our Solar System?

Astronomers have found a dwarf planet out beyond Neptune called “The Goblin” because of its initial discovery around Halloween. The […]