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There may be hundreds of millions of habitable planets in the Milky Way, new study suggests
By Briley Lewis published
A new analysis of Kepler data shows that one-third of small stars called M dwarfs may have the potential to host life.
How to watch Mars photobomb the buzzing Beehive Cluster of stars this week
By Jamie Carter published
Here's how to watch the Red Planet swoop across the Beehive Cluster — one of the closest star clusters to Earth — after sunset this week.
Raging 'polar vortex' discovered over Uranus' north pole for 1st time
By Keith Cooper published
A polar cyclone is swirling on Uranus, further showing that the planet's atmosphere is a hive of hidden activity.
James Webb telescope discovers ancient 'water world' in nearby star system
By Briley Lewis published
The James Webb Space Telescope took its first close look at a "mini-Neptune" — the most common type of planet beyond our solar system — and found signs of water.
Scientists discover 62 new moons around Saturn, raising total to 145 — the most in the solar system
By Brandon Specktor published
The discovery of 62 'irregular' moons orbiting Saturn brings the planet’s total to 145 — and hints at a chaotic past.
Bizarre Martian 'book' spotted by NASA's Curiosity rover
By Harry Baker published
The rover spotted a tiny Martian rock that looks eerily like a fossilized book on the surface of the Red Planet.
4 of Uranus' biggest moons have secret, underground oceans, new study suggests
By Stephanie Pappas published
A reanalysis of Voyager data suggests that four of Uranus moons may have oceans tucked between their cores and icy crusts.
For the first time, scientists watched a dying star swallow a planet whole
By Ben Turner published
Astronomers have spotted a bright flash of light from a Jupiter-size world being consumed by its own star in a preview of Earth’s likely fate.
China's malfunctioning Mars rover may have found evidence of recent water on the Red Planet
By Joanna Thompson published
Data from China's unresponsive Zhurong rover suggests that Mars had snow and frost as recently as 400,000 years ago.
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