Posts Tagged ‘planet’s’

Astronomers discover extremely hot, pitch-black exoplanet

Using the Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have discovered a most unusual exoplanet that absorbs 94% of the visible light given off by its host star, making it seem as if it is pitch-black in color, according to research published last week in the Astrophysical Journal Letters. This unusual world, officially known as WASP-12b, is a “hot […]

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Mountain-sized asteroid narrowly misses Earth

A nearly three-mile-wide asteroid originally discovered in 1981 has just made a record-breaking fly-by of Earth, passing within just 4.4 million miles (7.0 million kilometers) of our home planet on September 1, various online media outlets reported over the Labor Day weekend. According to Seeker and Space.com, the approximately 2.7-mile-wide (4.4 kilometer) space rock known […]

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Icy Martian lake holds as much water as Lake Superior

New analysis conducted using the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter’s Shallow Radar (SHARAD) instrument has revealed the existence of subsurface water ice roughly equal in volume as Lake Superior buried beneath cracked, pitted plains in the Red Planet’s mid-northern latitudes. The discovery, made by a team led by Cassie Stuurman of the University of Texas Institute for […]

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NASA releases amazing new images of dwarf planet Ceres

Newly released images captured last month by NASA’s Dawn spacecraft provide the best look yet of the central bright region of Occator Crater and reveal new evidence of the recent geologic activity believed to be responsible for some of the dwarf planet’s unique surface features. According to Gizmodo and Scientific American, the images were taken […]

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Evidence of ongoing volcanic activity found on Venus

Six years after originally finding evidence suggesting that Venus was geologically active, new research presented earlier this week at the American Astronomical Society (AAS) Division for Planetary Sciences meeting indicates that lava may be flowing from one of its volcanoes. According to ScienceNews and Astronomy Magazine, a team of planetary researchers from the German Aerospace […]

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