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Space and science coverage including asteroids, galaxies, planets, NASA and SpaceX launches.

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Astronomers discovered a planet where a full year is 16 hours long

November 26th, 2021

Astronomers have discovered a new planet outside our solar system which orbits its star in just 16 hours. The ongoing hunt for planets beyond our solar system has resulted in over 4,000 discoveries of far-off worlds. Some of these new-found planets orbit stars that are thousands of light-years from Earth. The worlds found include Neptune-like …

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Why evidence of life on Mars could be fake

November 18th, 2021

We’ve already seen geological evidence that suggests Mars could have been habitable billions of years ago. A new study in the Journal of the Geological Society could call that evidence into question, though. Some of the fossils found on Mars thus far could be made up of non-living processes, researchers say. The study notes that …

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A ninth planet in our Solar System may have just been discovered

November 17th, 2021

Data gathered in 1983 shows signs of what a British astronomer believes to be possible evidence of a ninth planet in our solar system. The news could provide some solace to people who are still upset over Pluto’s demotion to dwarf planet. Michael Rowan-Robinson, a leading astronomer and Emeritus professor of astrophysics at Imperial College …

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Something unexpected and special is happening to Uranus this week

October 21st, 2021

According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, the dazzlingly bright and full moon many of us saw last night — and which should continue for a few more nights — is called the Hunter’s Moon for an obvious reason. That’s because this full moon in October, which also happens to be the first full moon of …

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eVscope eQuinox review: Stunning smart telescope lets your iPhone peer into deep space

August 14th, 2021

Whether you’re a professional astronomer or a novice, everyone knows the biggest barrier to gazing into deep space. High-quality telescopes are very expensive. Sure, plenty of cheap options are available through retailers like Amazon. But those telescopes will only take you so far. A professional-grade telescope that can give you stunning views of deep-space objects …