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Planet nine might be pulling our solar system out of alignment

Planet nine might be pulling our solar system out of alignment Their observations indicate that planet nine could be causing a “wobble” in the solar system.While we can’t see planet nine, astronomers have detected a number of bizarre effects in the solar system that could be explained by the object.

Scientists identify missing mass in Earth's core

Scientists identify missing mass in Earth's core Contrary to what the money-losing 2003 film “The Core” would have you believe, we have no way to access the Earth’s core directly.Now, a new study from researchers at Tohoku University in Japan may have identified the core’s missing mass as silicon.

Astronomers may have figured out why alien planets lack exomoons

Astronomers may have figured out why alien planets lack exomoons Astronomers have found a great many exoplanets out there among the stars, but one thing they have not found is exomoons.There’s no evidence of moons orbiting any of the planets we’ve found orbiting other stars, and it’s not clear why.

Earth's crust bears the scars of bombardment by shattered cores of failed planets

Earth's crust bears the scars of bombardment by shattered cores of failed planets William Bottke presented details from his ongoing research on the Earth’s history of getting smashed with debris.By “elsewhere,” he means from a population of failed planets whose cores never got the chance to become fully formed.

Remembering the Original Planets of Star Wars

Remembering the Original Planets of Star Wars When Disney and Kathleen Kennedy took over the Star Wars franchise in 2012, Kathleen and Force Awakens director JJ Abrams were asked if any already existing planets would appear in future films.Abrams told fans that no existing planets would show up, at least in his film.

Scientists need your help to find the mysterious planet they suspect is lurking in our solar system

Scientists need your help to find the mysterious planet they suspect is lurking in our solar system The website, called Backyard Worlds: Planet 9, asks people to look through flipbooks of images to try to find "failed stars," known as brown dwarfs, or even the elusive "Planet 9" — a theoretical planet thought to circle the sun from the reaches of the solar system.Backyard Worlds: Planet 9 should help add to the automated searches for these objects already underway.

Listen up: NASA wants to talk about a ‘discovery beyond our solar system’

Listen up: NASA wants to talk about a ‘discovery beyond our solar system’ These planets orbiting stars outside our solar system have fascinated astronomers for decades.The agency said yesterday it will host a news conference on Wednesday to discuss recent discoveries of planets beyond our solar system.

7 planets orbiting a star 39 light-years away could play host to alien life

7 planets orbiting a star 39 light-years away could play host to alien life Scientists have discovered that at least seven Earth-sized worlds circle the star TRAPPIST-1, a ultracool dwarf star only about 40 light-years from Earth.Just like Jupiter's moons, the planets orbiting TRAPPIST-1 all interact with one another, meaning that their orbits are influenced by one another.

NASA just discovered 7 Earth-sized exoplanets in the habitable zone of a dwarf star

NASA just discovered 7 Earth-sized exoplanets in the habitable zone of a dwarf star Seven Earth-sized planets have been discovered around a star 39 light-years away by a team behind NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope.Three of these were found to orbit the star’s “Goldilocks zone,” the single largest haul of potentially habitable planets around a single star.

The alien planets of TRAPPIST-1 are already inspiring great art, poetry, and writing

The alien planets of TRAPPIST-1 are already inspiring great art, poetry, and writing In general, basically any photo or picture you see of TRAPPIST-1 and its planets is art in some form.NASA's also released a "travel poster" advertising (fake) tourist trips to "planet hop" around the TRAPPIST-1 star system.

7 Earth like Planets Found, Kek Guide Us

7 Earth like Planets Found, Kek Guide Us We dream of seeing humanity someday unified as a species, one empire under humanity in which together we stand.United as we explore and conquer the universe, searching for a higher plane and better future for all of us.

There might be a real-life Tatooine in this distant star system

There might be a real-life Tatooine in this distant star system For the first time, scientists found evidence of a rocky planetary system surrounding a double sun.The star system, which is located about 1,000 light-years from Earth and named SDSS 1557, is composed of a white dwarf star and a brown dwarf — an object too small to be considered a full-fledged star, but too large to be a planet.

NASA proposes building artificial magnetic field to restore Mars' atmosphere

NASA proposes building artificial magnetic field to restore Mars' atmosphere A NASA talk given at the recent Planetary Science Vision 2050 Workshop presented a potential way to make Mars more habitable by giving it an artificial magnetic field.A few billion years ago, Mars had a magnetic field (like Earth does) that shielded it from radiation and the solar wind.

Please send me to Saturn's 'Death Star moon' so that I may climb its mountains

Please send me to Saturn's 'Death Star moon' so that I may climb its mountains New close-up photos of Saturn's "Death Star moon" Mimas show the world's untouched, craggy cliffs and craters calling out for exploration.Just imagine strapping on your hiking boots and bouncing across the tree-free, low-gravity landscape, checking out the alien moon's best views from above its pockmarked surface.

The Earth is round. It's your problem if you believe it isn't.

The Earth is round. It's your problem if you believe it isn't. Shaquille O'Neal — retired NBA superstar and star of the 1996 movie Kazaam — believes the Earth is flat, and you know what?I'm not interested in trying to convince him otherwise.