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There might be nine planets in our solar system after all

No Pluto, it’s not you. Go back to being the marvel of our recent far-flung photographic efforts. Astronomers do think there might be a ninth planet in our solar system though, but way beyond even the bounds of our dwarf-planet friend. We haven’t seen it yet, but evidence in the …

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Moon rocks show trace of planet that collided with Earth

Ever wondered where our moon came from? While we’ll never know for sure – cameras were pretty rare 4.5 billion years ago – the general consensus is that another planet, named Theia, collided with the then “proto-Earth”, smashing huge chunks of both into space. Over time that debris coalesced in …

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