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NASA’s Messenger Probe Comes To Fiery End On Mercury

Planet Mercury /Photo: Flickr

Mercury is the smallest and fastest planet in the solar system, racing through space at 105,000 miles per hour, circling the sun every 116 days. But besides small size and swift speed, little was known about this mysterious planet until  (MErcury ...

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Research Proves the Existence of Salty Seas in Ganymede

Hubble telescope spots ocean on Jupiter moon Ganymede

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The biggest moon in our solar system has a salt-filled ocean beneath its ocean surface, according to a study which observed the flickering auroras of the moon to probe its interior.   It is suggested that there are a number ...

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Planet With Ring System 200 Times Larger Than Saturn Discovered

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Astronomers say they have discovered an exoplanet with an enormous ring system that is 200 times larger than that around Saturn. It is the first such structure detected around a planet beyond our Solar System, BBC News reports. The Dutch-US ...

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Study: 2 Planets Larger Than Earth, Beyond Pluto Orbit Sun

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A new study has unveiled that there are at least two more planets orbiting the sun, larger than the size of Earth, far beyond Pluto’s orbit. The research is published in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. The ...

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A duo of Scientists Classified the 13th Active Asteroid in Solar System

Team Classifies 13th Active Asteroid In Solar System

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A team of two scientists recently located an active asteroid which lies within the Solar system’s main asteroid belt and is the first comet-like object which can be seen within the Hygiea family of asteroids. Scott Sheppard from Carnegie and ...

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