At a distance of 640 light years from the sun scientists discovered planet wasp 76b where it rains iron the planet is very close to its sun and always turn to it in the same side the term is tidally locked the temperature on the sunny side is so high that metals melt and evaporate there the other half of the planet is cool enough so that metals .
Condense again and fall down as rain speaking of tidal locks our moon is the same way there's no dark side to our satellite it's just always turned to us with one side when the moon happens to be in between the earth and the sun what we call its dark side becomes brightly lit we just can't see it from our planet figures .
A recent study claims that the moon has a tail and every month it wraps around our planet like a scarf a slender tail made up of millions of atoms of sodium follows earth's natural satellite and our planet regularly travels directly through it meteor strikes blast these sodium atoms out of the moon's surface and further .
Into space you won't believe it but the moon seems to be shrinking earth's natural satellite is now 150 feet smaller than it used to be hundreds of millions of years ago the reason for this phenomenon might be the cooling of the moon's insides it could also explain the quakes shaking the surface of our .
Planet's natural satellite astronomers have recently found out that mars is seismically active mars quakes occur there on a regular basis for several days every month the moon remains between the sun and our planet that's when earth's gravity picks up that sodium tail our planet drags it into a long stripe that wraps around its .
Atmosphere this lunar tail is totally harmless it's also invisible to the human eye 50 times dimmer than what you can perceive but on those rare days high powered telescopes can spot its faint yellowish glow in the sky the tail looks like a gleaming spot that's five times the moon's full diameter .
Turns out there are plenty of planets in the universe and even in the milky way galaxy that have liquid or frozen water on them the closest one is within our solar system it's europa one of jupiter's moons scientists are almost sure that underneath its frozen surface there's an actual ocean of water but it's too soon to be hyped about possible .
Life on such planets liquid water is only one of many things that have to come together for life to appear on a planet a star in the galaxy gsn 069 is likely to turn into a planet the size of jupiter in the next trillion years it might happen because of the stars regular encounters with a black hole .
First astronomers noticed unusual x-ray bursts that were strangely bright they went off every nine hours after studying this phenomenon for some time the scientists realized it was a star moving in a unique orbit around a black hole the dazzling flashes it was the material getting slurped off the star's surface by the black hole it turned out that .
Over millions of years the black hole had already transformed the red giant into a white dwarf and the process isn't going to stop whatsoever astronomers have found some traces of phosphine in the atmosphere of venus on our planet this gas colorless and flammable is often found where microbes live no wonder a new theory suggests that there .
Might be life on venus but even if there was some life on the evening star it could have only appeared in its atmosphere probably no living organism would be able to survive the planet's extreme environment venus's surface is extremely dry there's no liquid water on the planet and the pressure there is 90 times greater than that on earth's .
Surface the temperatures often rise higher than 900 degrees that's hot enough to melt some metals as for vacations there i'll pass in fact there's a place millions of light years away where there's a whole floating space cloud made entirely of water there's so much of it that we could fill .
All our oceans 140 trillion times over slightly more than what we need water on earth is actually a puzzle shrouded in mystery and covered with riddles the most popular theory is that it was brought to our planet by icy comets and asteroids that left behind not only mighty craters but the liquid substance thanks to which we can now .
Thrive but in space there's a whole lot of organic matter and under specific conditions it could yield so much water it would be enough to fill our oceans thousands of times over researchers conducted an experiment in which they heated this organic matter and obtained clear water and oil if this .
Is confirmed in future studies it could mean that even oil appeared on earth not only thanks to fossilized remains of living beings but came from outer space as well and yet there might just be about 6 billion earth-like planets in the milky way galaxy alone the latest data has shown that every fifth sun-like star can .
Have at least one planet in its habitable zone and not just any planet mind you it has a rocky core and surface and it's of comparable size to the earth being inside the habitable zone of its star such a planet would have high chances of becoming home to living creatures microbes at least and if there are billions of these planets in our .
Galaxy you could safely say that at least one of them is not only habitable but inhabited already and now multiply this by the number of galaxies in the universe also considering that many of them are much bigger than the milky way this gives us billions upon billions of sun-like stars and earth-like planets and some of them are surely more like .
Ours than others and get this we might be able to walk upright because of supernova explosions about two and a half million years ago a supernova sent cosmic rays to our planet they triggered a series of electrical storms in the earth's atmosphere which turned into thunderstorms those in turn caused wildfires in northeast africa .
Where our earlier ancestors lived fires turned the forest area into a savannah the atmospheric pressure changed and our ancestors had to stand on two legs to survive the biggest explosion since the big bang was registered in 2019 this happened in the ophiuchus cluster which unites thousands of galaxies according to .
Scientists the blast was equal to 20 billion billion that's 18 zeros megaton explosions happening once a millisecond for 240 million years um i'll have to trust that my math is not that good in 2019 nasa's inside lander whose goal was to study the interior of mars registered the first mars quake ever these quakes were coming fast about two .
Per day most of them were tiny you wouldn't even feel them if they happened on our planet so far more than 300 marsquakes have been detected those are the first quakes on any space body other than earth and the moon another mysterious phenomenon discovered by the mission was bizarre magnetic pulses .
They occurred every midnight around the lander it's still unclear what those pulses were maybe after midnight they're going to let it all hang out or something pluto's atmosphere rises much higher above the surface of the dwarf planet than let's say earth's it also has more than 20 layers all of them freezing cold .
And extremely condensed remember the asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs on earth hey i wasn't around that but who could forget there might have been another space show that ended badly for at least 75 percent of all life on our planet in the past roughly 360 million years ago a supernova explosion occurred about 65 .
Light years away from us and the cosmic rays sent by it swept away the ozone layer of our pretty blue ball wow tough neighborhood