A rapid transit system coming up near India’s capital, New Delhi, is planning to be the greenest such transport system in the country. Officials of Noida Metro recently told Indian media outlets that the transportation system will be the ‘most environment-friendly’ metro project in the country. Show More Summary
Jupiter’s moon Io is the most volcanically-active body in our solar system, and a recent observational campaign offers a little more insight into the a terrifying hellscape that awaits any unfortunate space probes we send there. Read more...
Calculations suggest a Solar System oddity could be due Planet 9.
Planet Nine, the enigmatic body supposedly loitering somewhere in the furthest reaches of our solar system, has had one more set of observations attributed to it in what Caltech scientists consider the most definitive proof of its existence to date. Show More Summary
I’M NOT SAYING IT’S ALIENS… BUT IT’S ALIENS: Mysterious Planet Nine is making sun tilt, adding ‘wobble’ to the solar system. Caltech researchers announced the findings at the American Astronomical Society’s Division for Planetary Sciences meeting Wednesday — nine months after the group initially reported about the massive planet lurking at the outer reaches of […]
Jupiter's moon Io continues to be the most volcanically active body in the solar system, as documented by the longest series of frequent, high-resolution observations of the moon's thermal emission ever obtained.
The giant planet thought to be lurking unseen in the dark depths of the outer solar system may not stay hidden for much longer.
New research may have solved a "deep-rooted mystery" about our solar system and lent credence to the theory that there's a ninth planet chilling beyond Pluto. (Sorry, buddy.) Researchers at Caltech, including Konstantin Batygin and Mike "Pluto Killer" Brown (who first floated the "Planet Nine" theory), say evidence of...
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The finding offers more evidence that the hypothetical giant planet does lurk at the outer edge of our solar system.
New research links the odd and unexplained six-degree tilt of our Sun to an undiscovered planet in the outer reaches of our solar system. It’s even more evidence that planet Nine is for real. Read more...
A new image, processed by a citizen scientist using data from a NASA spacecraft near Jupiter, shows the huge planet in a friendly new light. While Jupiter — the largest planet in our solar system — is usually known for its immense gravity...Show More Summary
It’s hard to pick the one weirdest thing about Ceres. It’s the largest object in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. Most of the billions of chunks of debris in the belt really are leftover rubble from the early solar system,...Show More Summary
The planet is believed to have a mass about 10 times that of Earth and takes about 15,000 years to orbit the sun.
Astronomers have discovered a new small icy world that’s acting like no solar system object – planet, dwarf, asteroid or otherwise – has ever acted before. It’s so strange, they can’t even decide whether to blame its odd orbit on Neptune or the yet-unproven Planet Nine. Have...
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European Space Agency says whereabouts of Schiaparelli craft unknown after it deploys parachute before signal goes dead It travelled half a billion kilometres across the solar system, deployed its parachute flawlessly and survived aShow More Summary
SolarCity is offering up to $1,000 in cash to Airbnb hosts who instal solar power systems on their rooftops. Both companies are leaning on the environmental benefits of solar in order to resonate with customers.
First Pluto, now this.
Planet Nine--the undiscovered planet at the edge of the Solar System that was predicted by the work of Caltech's Konstantin Batygin and Mike Brown in January 2016--appears to be responsible for the unusual tilt of the sun, according to a...