Scientists Propose Redefining Planets To Include Pluto And Over 100 Celestial Bodies

By Maitreyi Mantha In 2006, the International Astronomical Union (IAU), which promotes and safeguards the science of astronomy, passed a resolution that classified all bodies (except satellites) in our solar system into three distinct categories – planets, dwarf planets, and Small … Continue reading

Dutch Scientists Declare “Martian” And “Lunar” Crops Safe For Earthlings

By Kim Bussing It may appear strange to hear that crops are making headlines. But this is no ordinary produce — these fruits and vegetables have been grown in simulated Martian and lunar soil! While that in itself makes them … Continue reading

Guess What? Earth Has A Second (Mini) Moon!

By Jeffrey Shao Always wished we had a second Moon? Then you are in luck! NASA scientists from the Planetary Defense Coordination Office (PDCO) on Mount Haleakala in Maui, Hawaii recently discovered a small asteroid that they believe has been … Continue reading