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Watch for Venus and Saturn This Weekend
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, space, planets, Venus, Saturn )

Elle
- 95 days ago - earthsky.org
Around mid-February 2019, get up before sunrise to view the dazzling planet Venus and much fainter planet Saturn near each other in the east before sunup.
Saturn Is Losing Its Rings Quicker Than Expected
Science & Tech  (tags: solar system, planets, videos )

Freya
- 150 days ago - cnn.com
Saturn's rings make it one of the most striking planets in the solar system, but scientists believe they could disappear in less than a 100 million years.
Before Jupiter Got Huge, It Had a Pretty Messed Up Childhood
Science & Tech  (tags: planets, solar system )

Freya
- 259 days ago - msn.com
Jupiter is by far the biggest planet around the sun. However, scientists now find repeated pummeling Jupiter experienced when it was young may have stunted its growth for millions of years.
Mysterious "Rogue" Planet Discovered Outside Solar System
Science & Tech  (tags: planets, space exploration, interstellar space )

Freya
- 289 days ago - metro.co.uk
They're calling it a rogue planet because it appears to be travelling through space without any kind of orbit around a parent star.
10 Ways Life Would Be Different If The World Was Flat
Science & Tech  (tags: cosmology, pseudo-science, ignorance, planets, geology )

Freya
- 375 days ago - listverse.com
The "flat Earth" idea has been weirdly popular lately. Working from the theories of scientific minds like Tila Tequila and B.o.B., a whole group of people have insisted that our world is as flat as a pancake for the past couple of years.
NASA Funds Project to Study Feasibility of Using Robot Bees to Study Mars From a New Perspective
Science & Tech  (tags: space exploration, planets, robots, robotics )

Freya
- 413 days ago - phys.org
NASA's rover project has by all accounts been a massive success, but it has had one limitation - the rovers all travel very slowly on land. Swarms of robot bees could fan out and explore the surface from a wide range of perspectives.
Elon Musk: We Must Colonize Mars for Humanity to Survive the 'Dark Ages'
Science & Tech  (tags: space exploration, lunar colonization, Mars colonization, space travel, planets, civilization )

Freya
- 432 days ago - ecowatch.com
In the event of World War III, the only way for humanity to survive is to colonize Mars or the moon, according to Elon Musk.
Neil DeGrasse Tyson Drops Truth Bombs on Flat Earthers
Science & Tech  (tags: cosmology, ignorance, planets, solar system )

Freya
- 434 days ago - nypost.com
Believing that the Earth is flat was an excusable error back in the days before high-powered telescopes and space travel, but today? Please.
Space Dust Could Help Life Jump From Planet to Planet
Science & Tech  (tags: space exploration, biology, origin of life, planets )

Freya
- 544 days ago - space.com
Fast-moving dust could theoretically knock microbes floating high up in a world's atmosphere out into space, potentially sending the bugs on a trip to another planet - perhaps even one orbiting a different star, according to a new study.
Study of Uranus Suggests Some of Its Moons Are on a Collision Course
Science & Tech  (tags: solar system, space exploration, moons, planets )

Freya
- 566 days ago - phys.org
A trio of researchers, two with the University of Idaho, the other with Wellesley College, has found evidence suggesting that two pairs of Uranus's moons are on a collision course.
Long-Ago Smashups Could Explain Earth's Weird Composition
Science & Tech  (tags: planets, solar system, formation of Earth, cosmology )

Freya
- 602 days ago - space.com
Earth and the other rocky planets have a composition that's different from the building blocks that formed them long ago - and scientists may now know why.
NASA's Kepler Space Telescope Spots 219 Possible New Planets
Science & Tech  (tags: space exploration, planets, outer space, exoplanets, Kepler telescope, discoveries )

Freya
- 700 days ago - yahoo.com
NASA recently announced that its Kepler space telescope has updated its catalogue of exoplanets with 219 new candidates. Ten of these newly spotted exoplanets are nearly the size of Earth and orbit in their star's habitable zones.
25 Space Conspiracies That Just Won't Die
Science & Tech  (tags: space, urban legends, NASA, astronauts, solar system, planets, Moon, asteroids, hoaxes )

Freya
- 745 days ago - space.com
On the internet, you need to be a skeptical reader these days. Claims of aliens and UFOs, Mars being abnormally big, or the moon turning green are the kinds of things you should check out carefully.
How Many Suns Can a Planet Have?
Science & Tech  (tags: exoplanets, cosmos, Universe, planets, stars, Tatooine )

Freya
- 1030 days ago - space.com
A strange alien world with three suns in its sky has just been discovered, but it didn't break any records. There are a handful of other known exoplanets with three host stars, and quite a few out there with two suns.
Astronomers: Red Giant Stars Could Host Habitable Exoplanets | Astronomy | Sci-News.Com
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, space, planets, habital zone )

Nelson
- 1044 days ago - sci-news.com
In a study published in the Astrophysical Journal (arXiv.org preprint), a team of astronomers at Cornell University has modeled the locations of the habitable zones for stars of spectral classes F to M and how long exoplanets can stay in them.
 

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