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Large comet to ram into Mars in 2014?

  Astronomers predict a large-scale disaster on the Red Planet in October 2014, when a comet may ram into Mars, creating a 500-kilometer crater, the website of the Russian observatory…

Biggest Planet Ever Found: Astronomers Directly Image Massive Star’s ‘Super-Jupiter’

Astronomers using infrared data from the Subaru Telescope in Hawaii have discovered a “super-Jupiter” around the bright star Kappa Andromedae, which now holds the record for the most massive star…

“Orphan” Alien Planet Found Nearby without Parent Star

The massive exoplanet, which is likely four to seven times the size of Jupiter, is just 100 light-years from Earth Astronomers have discovered a potential “rogue” alien planet wandering alone…