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Astronomers Discover Tiny Moon Hiding In Shadows Of The Solar System

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 04.27.2016 | Science

It turns out Makemake -- an atmosphere-less dwarf planet in the outermost reaches of our solar system -- has been hiding a companion. There, circling ...

The Seduction of the (Planet) X

Mario De Leo Winkler | Posted 04.06.2016 | Science
Mario De Leo Winkler

Michael E. Brown, a researcher in planetary astronomy at Caltech is a servant of the 24th letter in the English alphabet, forever searching for the next big body in the Solar System, the yearned planet 'X'.

Jupiter May Have Bumped Lost Planet Out Of Our Solar System

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 11.11.2015 | Science

Scientists have long suspected that our solar system was once home to a mysterious planet -- similar to the four giants Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Ne...

Our Solar System May Have Had A Fifth 'Giant' Planet

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 08.18.2015 | Science

The four gas giant planets in our solar system -- Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune -- may have a long-lost relative. According to a new study, our...

New Horizons Won't Be The Only Spacecraft At Our Solar System's Edge

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 07.19.2015 | Science

Now that it's sailed beyond Pluto, what comes next for NASA' s New Horizons spacecraft? NASA says the probe will continue its mission into the Kuiper ...

Vast 'Demolition Derby' In Space Surprises Scientists

Posted 04.13.2012 | Science

By: SPACE.com Staff Published: 04/13/2012 07:07 AM EDT on SPACE.com A young star that is home to at least one alien planet is also ringed by a v...

Could Aliens On Other Planets Be Spotted If They Like Bright City Lights?

| Posted 11.18.2011 | Green

By John Matson (Click here for original article.) There's probably no intelligent life in the outer solar system. But it couldn't hurt to check. ...

NASA Paints An Alien's View Of Our Solar System

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

*Scroll down for video.* Scientists at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center used the Discover supercomputer to create a simulation of our solar syste...

NOVA's Pluto Files (With Neil deGrasse Tyson) Will Make You a Better American

Sharon Glassman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Sharon Glassman

In 2000, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, director of the Hayden Planetarium (and People's Sexiest Astrophysicist Alive), downsized Pluto from a super-cute planet to a tiny, icy body.