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5400mph winds discovered hurtling around planet outside solar system

Winds of over 2km per second have been discovered flowing around planet outside of the Earth’s solar system, new research has found.<p>The University of …

Radiation superflares make Earth-like planet uninhabitable, research suggests

Kepler 438b, hailed as most habitable planet beyond our solar system, is regularly blasted with enough radiation to strip away its atmosphere<p>It was hailed as the most habitable planet ever found beyond the solar system. But now the distant world of Kepler 438b has started to look decidedly less …

Universe

New Evidence Points To A Local Origin For Earth's Oceans

The origin of Earth’s water is a bit of a mystery. While water is common in our solar system, it’s much more common in the outer solar system, such as Jupiter’s moon Europa or Saturn’s moon Enceladus. Most of the worlds of the inner solar system are fairly dry. So how did Earth come to have large …

Astronomy

Planet Jupiter: Facts About Its Size, Moons and Red Spot

Jupiter is the largest planet in the solar system. Fittingly, it was named after the king of the gods in Roman mythology. In a similar manner, the …

Astronomy

Swift: 1,000 GRBs and counting.

I’m kind of in awe over this news: On Oct. 27, NASA’s Swift satellite detected its 1,000th gamma-ray burst!<p>That’s a <i>lot</i> of bursts.<p>Phil Plait writes</b> …

NASA: Stretch Marks Suggest Doom For Mars Moon

New research suggests the Red Planet's largest satellite, Phobos, is being slowly pulled apart by gravity.

Mars