articles tagged: astronomy
world of weird things podcast: probing the mysteries of space with the fishes
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world of weird things podcast: probing the mysteries of space with the fishes

Impress your friends and family with some surprising facts about space and the weird stuff floating in it to start 2022.

what is a planet anyway? astronomers campaign to avenge pluto
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what is a planet anyway? astronomers campaign to avenge pluto

A group of scientists want Pluto to be considered a planet again, even if hundreds of other objects earn the same rank.

oddball earth: why our planet really is different
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oddball earth: why our planet really is different

Looking for worlds around other stars shows us just how weird and unusual our planet really is in the grand scheme of things.

nothing to see in the galactic core, move along
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nothing to see in the galactic core, move along

Astronomers detected a new, strange signal from the heart of our galaxy to the delight of social media users ready for a sign from an alien civilization…

when stars become cannibalistic parasites
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when stars become cannibalistic parasites

When stars get too close to each other the encounters can end in cannibalism, massive explosions, and even parasitic infestations.

why neutron stars may be the coolest objects in the universe
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why neutron stars may be the coolest objects in the universe

Neutron stars’ thunder is usually stolen by black holes, but these bizarre objects living on the edge of physics create plenty of fascinating phenomena all on their own.

in an ironic twist, ocean worlds could be hostile to life
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in an ironic twist, ocean worlds could be hostile to life

Water usually means life. But could too much water snuff out life before it has a chance to evolve?

why planet nine may not actually exist
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why planet nine may not actually exist

Astronomers looking into the orbits of Kuiper Belt objects may have found a flaw in data we thought pointed to the existence of a large planet beyond Neptune’s orbit.

a planet four times the size of its star shows how solar systems die
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a planet four times the size of its star shows how solar systems die

When some stars die, they take their entire systems with them. Others appear to give their planets a fighting chance.

astronomers find more dark matter free galaxies
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astronomers find more dark matter free galaxies

A new study sees evidence of more than a dozen galaxies that seem to lack dark matter and raises big questions about our ideas of galaxy formation.

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