This is how long the human body would survive on every planet in the Solar System


Let’s assume that people learned how to breathe in space without special equipment and we found a way to reach any planet in the solar system. Despite the fact that this information is not likely to be practical in the near future, let’s have a look at how a person would feel on the different planets of our solar system without any protective devices. And looking at big ambitious plans from Elon Musk, who knows, we may start space-traveling sooner than we expect.

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Scientists discover the best skiing In the Solar System

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Serious powder!

…and it’s only a few hundred million miles away. Better fuel up your rocket and get started today, however, because we’re talking about Saturn’s moon Enceladus and the incredibly fine, snowy powder that covers its surface:

“The particles are only a fraction of a millimeter in size … even finer than talcum powder,” study leader Paul Schenk, a planetary scientist at the Lunar and Planetary Institute in Houston, Texas, said in a statement. “This would make for the finest powder a skier could hope for…”

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Earth had two moons that collided to form one: study

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This diagram shows a simulation of four stages of a collision between the Moon and a companion moon.

There may have been a tiny second moon that had once orbited Earth before catastrophically slamming into the other one.  The clash of the two moons could explain why the two sides of the surviving lunar satellite are so different from each other, according to a new study.


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First Potentially Habitable Exoplanet Found


Gliese 581 and its exoplanets are only 20 light years away.

One of our own solar system’s closest neighboring stars and a regular point of exoplanetary interest, the red dwarf Gliese 581, can finally claim the title of owning the first confirmed potentially-habitable expolanet. French researchers running complex computer models have demonstrated that the planet Gliese 581d–once thought too cold to sustain life–indeed could possess the proper ingredients to sustain liquid water and an atmosphere.


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Breathtaking Saturn Cassini Video


The Cassini spacecraft reached Saturn in 2004, sending the clearest images of the most striking planet in the Solar System. Working at home, Stephen Van Vuuren used those photos to create the most hypnotizing space film I’ve seen. There is no CGI and no 3D models in these images.  Just images from NASAJump to 0:56 for the final result of his work, so far.


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The Search is On for a Giant New Planet Hiding on the Outer Edge of Our Solar System


Researchers propose new planet “Tyche” on distant fringe of solar system.

If you grew up thinking there were nine planets and were shocked when Pluto was demoted five years ago, get ready for another surprise. There may be nine after all, and Jupiter may not be the largest.


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Formation of Bulge on Far Side of Moon Explained

Who knew the moon looked like a whole bunch of melted skittles rolled into one!

A bulge of elevated topography on the far side of the moon — known as the lunar far side highlands — has defied explanation for decades. But a new study led by researchers at the University of California, Santa Cruz, shows that the highlands may be the result of tidal forces acting early in the moon’s history when its solid outer crust floated on an ocean of liquid rock.

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Saturn Rings Oscillate Like Mini Milky Way

Perhaps it is the wrong “Milky Way”… but hey, I was hungry

Scientists believe they finally understand why one of the most dynamic regions in Saturn’s rings has such an irregular and varying shape, thanks to images captured by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft. And the answer, published online in The Astronomical Journal, is this: The rings are behaving like a miniature version of our own Milky Way galaxy.

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