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Planet 9, Is That You?

Even before Pluto was demoted from “planet” to “dwarf planet” back in 2006, astronomers had been looking for another, massive, object out beyond Pluto’s orbit. The reason is simple: There’s something out there that’s messing with the orbits of ...

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Long time readers of this column will remember “Oumuamua”, which we last talked about back in January of this year. For those of you who aren’t familiar with Oumuamua, it’s the first object ever detected that we know came from outside of the ... Read more

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It’s that time again! Time to look at as many different “little” science stories as we can…that’s right, it’s our Research Roundup for Summer 2019! Last week, something huge hit Jupiter and caused an explosion so big it was caught by an amateur ... Read more

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One of the problems with space flight is you need to throw stuff out of the back of your spacecraft in order to make it go. You could throw rocks out the back, but you wouldn’t get very far, or go very fast. So, we’ve decided that, for now, the ... Read more

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About a month from now, we’ll celebrate the 50th anniversary of humanity’s first landing on the moon: July 20, 1969. (Fun fact, the moon’s proper name is actually “Luna”, and it’s the root word for things like “lunatic”, “lunacy”, and “lunch” ... Read more

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Back in the 1970’s, NASA was just sending the first wave of robotic explorers into the outer solar system. Thanks to a fortuitous alignment of the planets, and some amazing astro-navigational feats by the folks at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory ... Read more

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If it’s not painfully clear yet, climate change is going to end our civilization and kill us all. All that’s really left is for BuzzFeed to make a quiz so we can all find out how we’ll die. Since this is print, we can’t really do that, so let’s ... Read more

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