World’s Strangest

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Tau Ceti may be home to Earth-like world

Our nearest single-star neighbour could be a promising place to look for a habitable planet like Earth. The Tau Ceti system is only 12 light years awa…

‘Homeless’ planet without a star discovered

Astronomers have identified the first ever ‘rogue’ planet that wanders around with no star to orbit. Scientists had suspected that such planets could …

Superman Quits Newspaper Job to Become a Blogger

DC Comics is planning major changes for the life of Superman/Clark Kent. For example, he’s going to quit writing for the Daily Planet and engage in independent journalism. Comic book writer Scott Lobdell explains: “Rather than Clark be this clownish suit that Superman puts on, we’re going to really see Clark come into his own in [...]

Astronomers discover huge diamond planet

A planet twice the size of the Earth and made up mostly of diamond has been discovered by astronomers. Known as 55 Cancri e, the planet is one of five…

Found: Planet with Four Suns

If you think Tatooine is pretty sunny with its two suns, this newly discovered planet is doubly so: Astronomers have found a planet whose skies are illuminated by four different suns – the first known of its type. The distant [...]

Team to drill down to the Earth’s mantle

A $1 billion mission to retrieve the first ever fresh samples of our planet’s mantle has been proposed. The Integrated Ocean Drilling Program is set t…

Should we send humans to Mars ?

Even if we do overcome the technological hurdles in reaching other worlds, should we actually go there ? Living and working on a planet such as Mars w…

Newfound planet may support alien life

Astronomers have identified an extrasolar planet that is a top contender in the hunt for alien life. Known as a ’super-Earth’, the planet Gliese 163c …

TripAdvisor Review of Mars

HAL 9000 posted this TripAdvisor review of the planet Mars by a user named Curiosity. I don’t think he’s having a good time. Link-Thanks, Marilyn Terrell!

The Latest Videos from Mars

The Mars Curiosity rover had its eyes wide open as it landed on the red planet. Meaning, the forward-facing camera was taking color images as it landed. In a couple of videos released by NASA, you can see the heat shield falling away from the rover, the heat shield slamming into the planet, and the [...]