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Have Scientists Discovered the 9th Planet of the Solar System?

Astronomers hit us with some exciting news this week: The potential discovery of a whole new planet about the size of Neptune within our solar system. It’s only been a couple of days, but the number of questions this raises is innumerable. If it exists, what does it look like? What will we name it? …

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Strange Days In Science #1: Does Planet X Exist? And Did It Bring Friends?

Every week, there are stories I miss. It’s unavoidable. New breakthroughs in science are happening every day, but I can’t post about them all because I’m too busy trying to build a time machine. Maybe once I’m finished, I can fix that. But until then, every weekend, I’d like to take a brief look back …

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How Planets Go Rogue

A new study has found that exoplanets in wide binary star systems, or two-star systems in which the stars have “elongated orbits,” have a chance of being thrown out into the vast emptiness of interstellar space. You know what that means! Hercolubus. Wormwood. Planet X. Well, perhaps not. The research was conducted using computer simulations, which …