Planet

February 5, 2019

What will we name the solar system’s next planet?

Even in space, bureaucracy exists. In 2006, Pluto was reclassified as a “dwarf planet.” This had two main effects on our solar system: it reduced the number of […]
January 22, 2019

Mysterious ‘Planet Nine’ Might Actually Be a Gigantic Disk of Space Objects

‘Planet Nine’ is thought to be 10 times larger than Earth, but what if it wasn’t a planet at all? The mysterious “Planet Nine,” which is […]
January 20, 2019

Who’s Out There-Search Strategy

A recent article in EOS.org outlines a strategy proposed by NASA/Ames/SETI Institute/JPL:-Caltech to study our relative uniqueness in the universe. A combination of major efforts and individual studies would […]
December 20, 2018

Meet Farout, the new most distant member of our solar system

It’s the farthest object we’ve ever spotted in our neighborhood. Say hello to 2018 VG18, the most distant solar system object ever spotted. Nicknamed “Farout,” it’s […]
December 19, 2018

Who’s Out There?—Tiny Water Critters?

This November eos.org reported a new theory describing how Earth’s abundant water probably came to be. New clues for a second source of Earth’s water came from studying […]
October 7, 2018

Will There Be Human Life on Mars?

Human beings have always seemed to have a strange and undeniable fascination with Mars, one of its closest neighboring planets. We have studied the Red Planet […]
October 4, 2018

Astronomers think they’ve found a moon the size of Neptune in a distant star system

Nearly eight thousand light-years away from Earth, there’s a star about the same size as our sun. Like our own solar system, that distant star is […]
September 24, 2018

How Does NASA Search For New Planets and How Do They Find Them?

How does NASA search for new planets, and how do they find them? Sometimes we take for granted all the things we know about our solar […]
September 3, 2018

Planet Nine might be invisible for at least 1,000 years

Scientists have long believed that our solar system might have a ninth planet orbiting well beyond Neptune and Pluto. Scientists hypothesize that the mysterious planet would […]