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where is planet nine hiding? and does it actually exist?
# science

where is planet nine hiding? and does it actually exist?

Yet another study promising to help us find a planet beyond the orbit of Pluto fails. So, where exactly is Planet Nine? And why haven’t we found it?

conspiracy theorists go after the james webb space telescope
# oddities

conspiracy theorists go after the james webb space telescope

Proving that we can’t just have nice things in the age of social media, the conspiracy theory industry jumped on the first images from JWST.

how to spot aliens with a telescope
# space

how to spot aliens with a telescope

With the successful launch and deployment of the James Webb Space Telescope, a lot of researchers and science enthusiasts are wondering if it could actually help us find alien life.

world of weird things podcast: probing the mysteries of space with the fishes
# podcast

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
# space

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
# space

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
# space

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
# space

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
# space

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
# space

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?

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