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Could comet clusters, or something other-worldly, explain this cosmic flicker?

Could comet clusters, or something other-worldly, explain this cosmic flicker?

January 10, 2017 

With more than 100 billion stars in the Milky Way galaxy, there are plenty of celestial objects for scientists to survey. Every once in a while, astronomers see something puzzling, prompting explanations that may seem even more out there: planetary collisions, comet clusters or even aliens.

Planet 9 from Outer Space!

Planet 9 from Outer Space!
May 9, 2016

From the man who killed Pluto comes another tale of darkness, mystery and heretofore-uncharted territory in the outer reaches of our solar system...

...It’s "Planet 9 From Outer Space!" Maybe...

California Institute of Technology planetary scientist Mike Brown, who led the charge to strip Pluto of its identity as a planet, now aims to name a new planet the ninth in our solar system.