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Astronomy
This Planetoid Is Officially the Farthest Known Object in Our Solar System
planetoid farfarout
Astronomy
This Planetoid Is Officially the Farthest Known Object in Our Solar System
A planetoid nicknamed Farfarout is officially the most distant known object in our solar system — but its reign might not last for long.
February 20, 2021

A planetoid nicknamed Farfarout is officially the most distant known object in our solar system — but its reign might not last for long.

Astronomy
This Cloudless “Hot Jupiter” Is Unlike Any Known Exoplanet
hot jupiter
Astronomy
This Cloudless “Hot Jupiter” Is Unlike Any Known Exoplanet
Astronomers have discovered a first-of-its-kind cloudless hot Jupiter — and it could expand our understanding of exoplanet formation.
January 30, 2021

Astronomers have discovered a first-of-its-kind cloudless hot Jupiter — and it could expand our understanding of exoplanet formation.

AI
An AI Has Discovered New Craters on Mars
craters on Mars
AI
An AI Has Discovered New Craters on Mars
An AI trained to spot signs of fresh craters on Mars in photos of the Martian surface has already discovered dozens of new impacts.
January 24, 2021

An AI trained to spot signs of fresh craters on Mars in photos of the Martian surface has already discovered dozens of new impacts.

Space
Scientists May Have Found the Hum of the Universe
gravitational waves
Space
Scientists May Have Found the Hum of the Universe
Scientists may have recorded the "hum" of the universe for the first time by measuring irregularities in gravitational waves.
January 16, 2021

Scientists may have recorded the "hum" of the universe for the first time by measuring irregularities in gravitational waves.

Astronomy
See the Milky Way 1.6 Million Years From Now
milky way
Astronomy
See the Milky Way 1.6 Million Years From Now
Using data from the Gaia spacecraft, ESA scientists predict where 40,000 stars in the Milky Way will be 1.6 million years from now.
December 26, 2020

Using data from the Gaia spacecraft, ESA scientists predict where 40,000 stars in the Milky Way will be 1.6 million years from now.

Astronomy
Fresh Ice Spotted In Unexpected Part of Saturn's Moon Enceladus
Enceladus
Astronomy
Fresh Ice Spotted In Unexpected Part of Saturn's Moon Enceladus
Saturn’s moon Enceladus is already suspected of hosting extraterrestrial life, and new Cassini data suggests where that life might exist.
September 23, 2020

Saturn’s moon Enceladus is already suspected of hosting extraterrestrial life, and new Cassini data suggests where that life might exist.

Outer Space
Signs of Life Found On Venus
signs of life on venus
Outer Space
Signs of Life Found On Venus
Scientists found the gas, phosphine, in Venus’ atmosphere. So far, the only explanation is alien life.
September 14, 2020

Scientists found the gas, phosphine, in Venus’ atmosphere. So far, the only explanation is alien life.

Biology
Did Life on Earth Travel Here From Mars?
panspermia
Biology
Did Life on Earth Travel Here From Mars?
Bacteria that survived on the outside of the ISS for three years suggests that panspermia is still a viable theory for the origin of life on Earth.
August 29, 2020

Bacteria that survived on the outside of the ISS for three years suggests that panspermia is still a viable theory for the origin of life on Earth.

Outer Space
The Dwarf Planet Ceres May Hide A Subterranean Sea
dwarf planet ceres
Outer Space
The Dwarf Planet Ceres May Hide A Subterranean Sea
The largest body in the asteroid belt, the dwarf planet Ceres may hide a salty subterranean sea.
August 12, 2020

The largest body in the asteroid belt, the dwarf planet Ceres may hide a salty subterranean sea.