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Tailless Comet C/2014 S3 (PANSTARRS) Discovered Living In Oort Cloud Could Answer Mysteries About Earth

A strange comet without a tail has been spotted heading toward the sun in a long orbit. What can this odd body tell us about the formation of the solar system?

Space April 29, 2016

Our Solar System Had A Close Shave With Scholz's Star 70000 Years Ago. A Very Close Shave

At a time when the Homo erectus had just gone extinct, a red dwarf called Scholz's Star passed by the outer reaches of the Solar System at a relatively close distance of 0.8 light years away from the Earth.

Space February 19, 2015

Our Solar System May Be Hiding Two More Planets Beyond Pluto: Study

Scientists suspect that there may be at least two planets bigger than the Earth that belong to the solar system and are located beyond Pluto.

Space January 17, 2015

Saturn moon Titan may pre-date Saturn

Evidence in the atmosphere of Saturn's moon Titan suggests the moon is older than its parent planet. Titan shows similarities to ancient comets from the far reaches of the solar system, researchers say.

Space June 25, 2014

Pink dwarf planet named after Joe Biden, proves we know very little about our solar system

Discovery of the pink dwarf planet 2012 VP113 is raising more questions than it is answering.

Space March 30, 2014

Dwarf planet 2012 VP113 discovered at edge of solar system

A frozen pink world has been found, orbiting far beyond the orbit of Pluto. Here's what we know about it so far.

Space March 27, 2014

Comet ISON is dead...no wait, it's alive...no wait, it's dead

Comet ISON was supposed to be dead, then briefly re-appeared and is now finally dead after taking scientists on a roller-coaster ride the past few days.

Space December 3, 2013

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