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Planet Nine: A world that shouldn't exist

Earlier this year scientists presented evidence for Planet Nine, a Neptune-mass planet in an elliptical orbit 10 times farther from our Sun than Pluto. Since then theorists have puzzled over how this planet could end up in ...

dateMay 03, 2016 in Astronomy
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Cassini image: Criss-crossed rings

At first glance, Saturn's rings appear to be intersecting themselves in an impossible way. In actuality, this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows the rings in front of the planet, upon which the shadow of the rings ...

dateApr 29, 2016 in Space Exploration
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Astronomers discover seven new giant exoplanets

(Phys.org)—Using the SuperWASP-South Observatory in South Africa, a team of European astronomers has discovered seven new giant planets orbiting distant stars. According to a new study, the smallest of the newly detected ...

dateApr 21, 2016 in Astronomy report
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