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Exoplanet to Be Obliterated as It Spirals Into a Star

A doomed exoplanet identified by astronomers outside of our own solar system is spiraling closer to its host star and will be obliterated upon collision with it due to the process of orbital decay. At the moment, Kepler-1658b closely orbits...

Zombie Worlds: Five Spooky Planets Orbiting Dead Stars

Planets orbiting a dead star would normally be obliterated. Mysteriously though, a handful of “zombie planets” have been detected orbiting neutron stars. And they are some of the weirdest worlds in the cosmos. By Gareth Dorrian All stars, including the Sun,...

Jupiter’s Recently Discovered Moons Receive Ancient Greek Names

Researchers from the Carnegie Institution for Science announced last year that they had found twelve new moons orbiting Jupiter, the largest planet in our solar system. This new discovery has brought the total number of moons orbiting around the planet...