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Planet Mercury Is Shrinking

Planet Mercury Is Shrinking

Scientists have discovered a "great valley" in the southern hemisphere of Mercury, providing more evidence that the small plan...

Nov 17 2016, 12:25am CST

Mars Meteorites Reveal Drought Wiped out Alien Life on the Red Planet

Mars Meteorites Reveal Drought Wiped out Alien Life on the Red Planet

An international team of planetary scientists studying meteorites found life on Mars would be difficult...

Nov 12 2016, 7:03am CST

Strange Funnel on Mars is a New Place to Look for Life on Red Planet

Strange Funnel on Mars is a New Place to Look for Life on Red Planet

Scientists are surmising that a weird hole on the Martian surface could actually harbor life....

Nov 11 2016, 2:10pm CST

Planet Nine behind curious Tilt of the Sun

Planet Nine behind curious Tilt of the Sun

Planet Nine -- the undiscovered one at the edge of our solar system -- appears to be responsible for the unusual tilt of the Su...

Oct 22 2016, 1:29am CDT

Planet Nine Tilt the Entire Solar System

Planet Nine Tilt the Entire Solar System

If the newly supposed Planet Nine exists in our solar system then it may have slanted the entire system. Mysterious Planet Nine...

Oct 21 2016, 2:00am CDT

Leonardo DiCaprio is Making Captain Planet Movie

Leonardo DiCaprio is Making Captain Planet Movie

Leonardo DiCaprio takes part in making headway for a feature film based on the animated series Captain Planet...

Oct 18 2016, 7:30am CDT

New Dwarf Planet 2014 UZ224 Discovered in our Solar System

New Dwarf Planet 2014 UZ224 Discovered in our Solar System

Astronomers find new dwarf planet called "2014 UZ224" in our solar system....

Oct 12 2016, 5:24am CDT

Proxima b, Nearest Earth-Like Planet, may have Water Ocean

Proxima b, Nearest Earth-Like Planet, may have Water Ocean

The planet may host liquid water on its surface. Therefore, it could support life too....

Oct 8 2016, 4:37am CDT

War for the Planet of the Apes First Teaser is Here

War for the Planet of the Apes First Teaser is Here

The teaser for the War for the Planet of the Apes gets its premiere at the New York Comic Con....

Oct 7 2016, 12:24pm CDT

Mercury is Tectonically Active Planet Like Earth

Mercury is Tectonically Active Planet Like Earth

It so happens to be the case that Mercury is a tectonically active planet like out home earth....

Sep 28 2016, 8:30am CDT

NASA's Hubble Telescope Spots a Planet Orbiting 2 Stars in System OGLE-2007-BLG-349

NASA's Hubble Telescope Spots a Planet Orbiting 2 Stars in System OGLE-2007-BLG-349

Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, and a trick of nature, have confirmed the existence of a planet orbiting two...

Sep 23 2016, 12:25am CDT

Signs of Giant Icy Planet growing around Nearby Star TW Hydrae

Signs of Giant Icy Planet growing around Nearby Star TW Hydrae

 Astronomers have found signs of a giant icy planet growing around TW Hydrae, one of the closest young stars to Earth.Base...

Sep 15 2016, 8:41am CDT

Earth Collided with Mercury-like Planet to Give Birth to Carbon

Earth Collided with Mercury-like Planet to Give Birth to Carbon

Nearly all of the Earth's life-giving carbon could have come from a collision about 4.4 billion years ago between the Earth an...

Sep 6 2016, 4:20am CDT

NASA’s Dawn Mission Spot Ice Volcano on Dwarf Planet Ceres

NASA’s Dawn Mission Spots Ice Volcano on Dwarf Planet Ceres

A couple of icy volcanoes have been spotted on the surface of Ceres by NASA’s Dawn Mission....

Sep 2 2016, 7:54am CDT

NASA Discovers Young Cryovolcano Ahuna Mons on Dwarf Planet Ceres

NASA Discovers Young Cryovolcano Ahuna Mons on Dwarf Planet Ceres

Watch the NASA video below. Like the "Lonely Mountain" Erebor in J.R.R. Tolkien's mythology, Ahuna Mons on Ceres...

Sep 2 2016, 1:47am CDT

Planet Nine To Destroy Solar System after Sun Dies

Planet Nine To Destroy Solar System after Sun Dies

Editor's note: Who cares what happens after the sun dies?...

Aug 31 2016, 12:06pm CDT

Potentially Habitable Planet closest to our Solar System Found

Astronomers have found clear evidence of a potentially habitable planet orbiting the closest star to our solar system.The new...

Aug 25 2016, 12:48am CDT

Proxima B Is Nearest Earth-Like Planet

Proxima B Is Nearest Earth-Like Planet

Scientists announce discover of a new exoplanet and its near....

Aug 24 2016, 12:18pm CDT

Mars is More Than Just a Basaltic Planet

Mars is More Than Just a Basaltic Planet

We have learnt so much about Mars and its atmopshere during the four year mission of Curiosity rover. The mission has recently...

Aug 10 2016, 8:14am CDT

The Existence of Planet Nine Beyond Pluto Remains a Mystery

The Existence of Planet Nine Beyond Pluto Remains a Mystery

The existence of Planet Nine beyond Pluto remains pretty much a mystery. It is said to be ten times larger than our home planet...

Jul 29 2016, 4:32am CDT

Jupiter’s Great Red Spot is Hotter Than Entire Planet

Jupiter’s Great Red Spot is Hotter Than Entire Planet

It is being said that Jupiter’s Great Red Spot is also a source of heat. It is not just a different terrain of Jupiter but has...

Jul 28 2016, 5:52am CDT

Top Science Stories: The Coo of the Dinosaur, New Dwarf Planet, and Largest Ever 3D Map of Universe

Top Science Stories: The Coo of the Dinosaur, New Dwarf Planet, and Largest Ever 3D Map of Universe

Dinosaurs Likely Cooed Instead of Roared When we think of dinosaurs, the first thing that comes to the mind is a fearsome...

Jul 16 2016, 3:20pm CDT

New Distant Dwarf Planet Discovered Beyond Neptune

New Distant Dwarf Planet Discovered Beyond Neptune

A novel dwarf planet, 700 kilometers in size and has one of the largest orbits for a dwarf planet, has been discovered in the K...

Jul 12 2016, 7:16am CDT

Mars Orbiter Finds Carbon Dioxide Ice on Red Planet

Mars Orbiter Finds Carbon Dioxide Ice on Red Planet

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has found that carbon dioxide ice more often covers the ground at night in some mid-latitud...

Jul 10 2016, 3:58am CDT

Planet HD 131399Ab Has Three Suns

Planet HD 131399Ab Has Three Suns

Forget Star Wars' Tatooine. Newly discovered Planet HD 131399Ab has three suns, not just two....

Jul 8 2016, 3:20am CDT

Martian Moons not Captives of Red Planet

Martian Moons not Captives of Red Planet

Two complimentary studies have for the first time revealed how two natural satellites of Mars -- Phobos and Deimos -- originat...

Jul 5 2016, 7:29pm CDT

Spectacular Infrared Images of Jupiter Released Just Days Before Juno’s Arrival at the Planet

Spectacular Infrared Images of Jupiter Released Just Days Before Juno’s Arrival at the Planet

New images, obtained by Very Large Telescope, reveal a fiery Jupiter lying in outer space....

Jun 28 2016, 12:36pm CDT

Scientists Discover a Giant Planet that Orbits Two Suns

Scientists Discover a Giant Planet that Orbits Two Suns

Kepler-1647b is the largest known planet with a pair of suns....

Jun 14 2016, 1:38am CDT

Jupiter-like Planet Kepler-1647b that Orbits Two Suns Discovered

Jupiter-like Planet Kepler-1647b that Orbits Two Suns Discovered

Using data from NASA's Kepler Space Telescope, a team of astronomers led by the team from US space agency's Goddard Space Fligh...

Jun 14 2016, 12:00am CDT

Newborn Planet is Getting Destroyed by its Own Star

Newborn Planet is Getting Destroyed by its Own Star

The young planet is so tigthly orbiting around its host star that it's outer layers are being torn apart by its star'...

Jun 11 2016, 1:57am CDT

Planet 9 is First Exoplanet in Our Solar System Say Astronomers

Planet 9 is First Exoplanet in Our Solar System Say Astronomers

Through a computer-simulated study, astronomers showed that it was highly likely that the so-called Planet 9 is an exoplanet -...

Jun 1 2016, 12:12am CDT

1200 Light Years Away Earth-Like Planet Kepler 62-F may Support Human Life

1200 Light Years Away Earth-Like Planet Kepler 62-F may Support Human Life

A planet which is 1200 light years away and named Kepler 62-f may be able to support life forms....

May 30 2016, 8:11am CDT

Planet Kepler-62f May have Active Life

Planet Kepler-62f May have Active Life

A planet which is about 1,200 light-years from Earth and in all probabilities has surface liquid water is a good prospect for a...

May 28 2016, 12:58am CDT

Dwarf Planet Snow White is the Third Largest in our Solar System

Dwarf Planet Snow White Bigger Than Scientists Thought Previously

An enigmatic dwarf planet termed Snow White was found to be larger than the astronomers’ estimates. There is apparently more th...

May 13 2016, 9:46am CDT

Pluto Interacts with Solar Wind in a Unique Way, Much Like an Actual Planet

Pluto Interacts with Solar Wind in a Unique Way, Much Like an Actual Planet

New analysis finds that Pluto behaves less like a comet as was commonly assumed and somewhat more like a larger planet in our s...

May 6 2016, 9:30pm CDT

Planet Nine May Not Exist at All Say Scientists

Planet Nine May Not Exist at All Say Scientists

Questioning the existence of Planet Nine that was discovered earlier this year, new research by astronomers at the Harvard-Smit...

May 4 2016, 6:30am CDT

A Beautiful Planet Shows 3D Earth From Space: Watch

A Beautiful Planet Shows A 3D Film of Earth From Space

Finally, a three dimensional movie of our planet earth as seen from outer space has been made....

Apr 30 2016, 8:13am CDT

Dwarf Planet Makemake Has A Tiny Orbiting Moon

Hubble Discovers A Tiny Moon Orbiting Dwarf Planet Makemake

The Hubble Space Telescope has found that the dwarf planet Makemake has a tiny moon orbiting it....

Apr 27 2016, 6:17am CDT

Hubble Spots Moon Orbiting Dwarf Planet Makemake

Hubble Spots Moon Orbiting Dwarf Planet Makemake

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has spotted a small, dark moon orbiting the second brightest icy dwarf planet after Pluto in the...

Apr 27 2016, 5:41am CDT

What Planet Nine Looks Like If it Really Exists?

If Planet Nine Really Exists, What Would it Look Like?

Swiss researchers have modeled the evolution of putative Planet Nine and tried to estimate how big, bright and warm it could ac...

Apr 9 2016, 12:42am CDT