New research links the odd and unexplained six-degree tilt of our Sun to an undiscovered ... “Because Planet Nine is so massive and has an orbit tilted compared to the other planets, the solar system has no choice but to slowly twist out …
A rocky planet discovered in the “habitable” zone of the star nearest our Sun may be covered with oceans ... when they pass in front of their host star. But no such transit of Proxima b has yet been observed, so the team had to rely on …
giving the appearance that the Sun is tilted slightly, researchers said. “Because Planet Nine is so massive and has an orbit tilted compared to the other planets, the solar system has no choice but to slowly twist out of alignment,” said …
(CNN) -- An unusual alignment this week of eight major bodies in the solar system, including Earth, is no cause for panic, NASA scientists said. Our planet joined the moon, sun, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn in an approximate …
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So how do you find planets that have no stars? For now, the best methods include looking ... that the lonely planets are more common than stars like our sun. Data from two microlensing consortiums, known by the acronyms OGLE and …
That work led to the official demotion of Pluto from planet to “dwarf planet.” Brown has no regrets (he ... but the sun’s gravitational influence extends another 1,000 times farther still. What else circles out there in the darkness?
where the planets are found. But this is again unlikely. "No star we know of has anything but an extremely small probability of entering the inner solar system," says Bailer-Jones. It's too small a target: the distance from the Earth to …
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The sun ... planets, neither are located in a circumstellar region known as the habitable zone, where conditions could be suitable for liquid water to exist on a planet's surface. "They are certainly not in the habitable zone and likely have no
After weeks of rumors and unconfirmed reports, European scientists have officially announced the discovery of an Earth-sized world around the closest star to the Sun, Proxima Centauri. Although the planet theoretically orbits its star in a …