Alien ion of water may explain why Uranus is so weird

Scientists have discovered the potential existence of a bizarre new molecule related to water. Dubbed “aquodiium,” this ion could form under extreme conditions and may explain some of the weirdness of our solar system’s ice giant planets.Continue Readi… Continue reading Alien ion of water may explain why Uranus is so weird

Juno probe tweaks the odds for life on Europa

Data from NASA’s Juno Jupiter orbiter suggests that the Jovian moon Europa produces about 26 lb/s (12 kg/s) of oxygen or almost 100 times less than previously estimated This changes the probability of life being found in the moon’s subterranean ocean.C… Continue reading Juno probe tweaks the odds for life on Europa

NASA Found Another Super Earth With Tantalizing Possibilities

Earth is a rather special place, quite unlike the other planets in the solar system. It’s nestled at the perfect distance from the sun to allow our water to remain …read more Continue reading NASA Found Another Super Earth With Tantalizing Possibilities

Earth may actually have once been flat – kinda, a long time ago

Flat-Earthers might have been right all along – they were just a few billion years late. Scientists at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) have found that newly formed planets might take on a flatter shape, before rounding out.Continue Reading… Continue reading Earth may actually have once been flat – kinda, a long time ago

Planet Tylos weather forecast: Hellish hurricane today, iron rain tonight

Hubble has helped astronomers measure changes in the weather on an exoplanet – and it won’t be topping anyone’s travel lists. Forecasts for the planet Tylos predict a gigantic hurricane today with a top of over 3,000 °F (1,650 °C), followed by a strong… Continue reading Planet Tylos weather forecast: Hellish hurricane today, iron rain tonight

“Iron snow” falling in the core gives planets wavering magnetic fields

The intensely hot interior of planets isn’t somewhere you’d expect to find snow, but scientists do suspect that “iron snow” falls on the Earth’s core. Now, a new study has modeled the dynamics in the lab and found that iron snow could make magnetic fie… Continue reading “Iron snow” falling in the core gives planets wavering magnetic fields

Sand forms clouds and rain on nearby alien planet, says Webb

The James Webb Space Telescope has made the first direct analysis of clouds on a nearby alien world. These aren’t just made of water vapor but also sand, which would move around the planet much like Earth’s water cycle.Continue ReadingCategory: Space, … Continue reading Sand forms clouds and rain on nearby alien planet, says Webb

Ruins of long-lost planet may have been discovered near Earth’s core

We only have to look up at the Moon to see the remains of a cataclysmic collision between two early planets, billions of years ago. Now scientists suggest evidence may also be deep beneath our feet, as the remains of that ancient planet lurk near the E… Continue reading Ruins of long-lost planet may have been discovered near Earth’s core

Move over TRAPPIST-1: New planetary system of 7 Super-Earths discovered

Move over TRAPPIST-1 – there’s an exciting new planetary system in town. Meet Kepler-385, home to seven Super-Earths that were just discovered in existing data.Continue ReadingCategory: Space, ScienceTags: Exoplanet, Planet, TRAPPIST-1, Kepler Mission,… Continue reading Move over TRAPPIST-1: New planetary system of 7 Super-Earths discovered