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The Tenth Planet

NumberTen copyright 2016 by Marc Dantonio<p>The Solar System has been giving up its secrets to us little by little. From the earliest Stone Age astronomers to today's Astrophysicists, we march forward in the quest for knowledge and our scientific endeavor has been richly rewarded. We have been treated …

7 horrifying ways the Earth could die

Earth sustains life only because our planet teeters on a delicate and truly improbable balance.<p>Our atmosphere, proximity to the sun, and countless other beautiful coincidences not only permit life to evolve but also thrive.<p>And yet, here we are, sitting at desks and in coffee shops and walking down …

Universe

See it! Moon sweeps past Mars and Saturn

Both planets are up after midnight now, but soon will be rising earlier … at their best. Enjoy these photos from the EarthSky community!<p>Bottom line: …

Astronomy

Destination Mars and HoloLens will transport you to the Red Planet

NASA leveraged data captured by its many probes and exploratory rovers to create Destination Mars. Build 2016 attendees will actually be able to …

Mars

Homo florensiensis: 'Hobbits' living on Indonesian island were wiped out far earlier than previously thought

“Hobbits” lived in Indonesia and disappeared thousands of years earlier than we thought, according to new research.<p>Some had speculated that the small …

Pluto May Have a Wandering Heart

Pluto's giant heart sets it apart from all the known planets. Known as Tombaugh Regio, the enormous impact basin filled with ices dominates the …

Solar System

Planet Nine: Mysterious planet is to blame for mass extinctions of life on Earth, scientist claims

A mysterious, hidden planet that could be sitting on the edge of our solar system might be linked with periodic extinctions on Earth, according to a …

Does a Mysterious Ninth Planet Cause Mass Extinctions on Earth?

Invaders from outer space might have doomed the dinosaurs, after all. Dr. Daniel Whitmire, a retired professor of astrophysics, published a paper …

Universe

Mystery object slams into Jupiter

<b>(CNN) —</b> In case you missed it, the largest planet in our solar system was struck by a foreign object.<p>Videos emerged this week of an object apparently hitting Jupiter. The footage shows a quick flash on the right side of the planet as an object seemingly makes impact.<p>Amateur astronomer Gerrit …

Astronomy

How a new NASA tool might help us find ET

The US space agency believes its "next-gen planet hunter" could give us vital information about 4,500 possible planets.<p>Christopher Columbus gets a lot of credit (rightly or wrongly) for "discovering" a new hemisphere -- or basically half a planet. But how much credit do you get when you discover …