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Astronomers find hints of Planet Nine

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October 29, 2016

The case for Planet Nine is growing. Two new findings presented at a planetary science meeting in Pasadena, Calif., have uncovered hints for the existence of this distant, mysterious world in the motions of known solar system objects. The results could help astronomers home in on their target, which...

Cosmic radiation may leave astronauts with long-term cases of ‘space brain,’ study says

Cosmic radiation may leave astronauts with long-term cases of ‘space brain,’ study says

October 11, 2016

This is your brain in space — and it does not look pretty. Scientists studying the effects of radiation in rodents say that astronauts’ exposure to galactic cosmic rays could face a host of cognitive problems, including chronic dementia. The study, led by the University of California, Irvine and ...

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