Mercury, one of our closest planetary neighbors, has largely been a mystery ever since it was first glimpsed in the sky thousands of years ago. But scientists are finally uncovering some of its secrets — all thanks to a tiny NASA probe that died a grisly death in 2015.
Mercury is shrinking. Venus may once have been as fit for life as Earth. It rains diamonds on Neptune. Get to know the planets beyond ”My Very Excellent Mom Just Served Us Noodles” with one fascinating thing to read about each of the eight, or, depending on who you ask, nine worlds in our Solar System. Yes, we’re throwing Pluto a bone.
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Recent discoveries suggest that the planet’s distinctive feature may be gone in the cosmic blink of an eye.
Uranus (pronounced “yur-an-us” in polite astronomical circles) does not deserve its dull, or comic, reputation. In fact it is one of the most interesting, exciting and downright weird planets we know of