An Enormous Volcano in Space Is About to Erupt, Scientists Say

Loki Patera, an active lava lake, is the large shield-shaped black feature in this image of Jupiter's moon, Io.

The "most powerful volcano" in the solar system—located on Jupiter's moon Io—erupts at unusually regular intervals, according to research.In fact, a team of scientists is predicting that the volcano, known as Loki Patera, will erupt in mid-September, based on an analysis of past trends. That's according to a study published

All comets in the solar system might come from the same place

This single frame Rosetta navigation camera image of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko was taken on 7 July 2015 from a distance of 154 km from the comet centre.

All comets might share their place of birth, new research says. For the first time ever, astronomer Christian Eistrup applied chemical models to fourteen well-known comets, surprisingly finding a clear pattern. His publication has been accepted in the journal Astronomy & Astrophysics. Comets: balls of ice or more? Comets travel through our

NASA Discovered A Solar System With 7 Earth-Like Planets

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Scientists working with telescopes at the European Southern Observatory and NASA announced a remarkable new discovery: An entire system of Earth-sized planets. If that’s not enough, the team asserts that the density measurements of the planets indicates that the six innermost are Earth-like rocky worlds.And that’s just the beginning.Three of

Orbital Forensics Hint at Sun’s Long-Lost Planet

Our solar system might have once ejected a giant planet that now wanders among the stars, much like the lonely world illustrated here.

Our solar system is like a 4.6-billion-year-old crime scene.Crater-ridden surfaces, misaligned planetary orbits and streams of interplanetary debris are the cosmic equivalents of blood spatters on the wall and skid marks from a getaway car. These and other clues tell of a chaotic beginning for our planetary family.Buried in those

NASA Spots Structure at the Edge of the Solar System

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NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft may have spotted a strange and mysterious structure at the boundary of our solar system and the space beyond.Scientists writing in Geophysical Research Letters think the probe may have caught a glimpse of an enormous wall of hydrogen sitting at the edge of our space neighborhood.The

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