October 2020 News

Lighting a path to Planet Nine

Tue, 10/27/2020
The search for Planet Nine — a hypothesized ninth planet in our solar system — may come down to pinpointing the faintest orbital trails in an incredibly dark corner of space...
A comet strikes ancient Venus. (Illustration by Sam Cabot)

Looking for pieces of Venus? Try the moon

Wed, 10/07/2020
A growing body of research suggests the planet Venus may have had an Earth-like environment billions of years ago, with water and a thin atmosphere. Yet testing such theories...