A place to discuss Space.
Solar System in a nutshell:
Sun: Essential for Earth, gives you cancer
Mercury: Ew, why do I have these zits?
Venus: Boy, am I hot today!
Earth: Haha! I have millions of life!
Mars: This planet is RED! Let's send millions of satellites and robots on it!
Jupiter: *Attack on Titan theme intensifies*
Saturn: *Lord of the Rings theme intensifies*
Uranus: Why do I have this name
Neptune: I'm lonely... please come visit me...
Pluto: Hey kids! I'm totally a planet!
Pl- pl- please love me...
There's a large chance that there's a planet out there billions of lightyears away, where alien life has developed to the point of interstellar travel, and the only reason we haven't been contacted is because from their planet's point of view, Earth has not yet been the harborer of life, because the light from our planet would take billions of lightyears to reach them, not to mention the fact that there might be something in the way of the light, like another celestial body or a black hole.
Is it really endless? How far does it go? If it expands, what is it expanding in? If you think about it, if you were to warp to the end of space, would you see nothing but white? If the universe is expanding, it has to be expanding in something right? And what about this black hole in the center of our solar system? That's expanding too. Science is weird but cool.
Scientists found a binary solar system (two stars), but with a planet in the middle! The system is called Marka and the stars, Marka A (1.2 million kilometers of diameter) and Marka B (1.7 million kilometers of diameter). "without the planet, called Marka.5, the two stars would crush into each other and potentially create a black hole. We think the system originally had only Marka B and Marka.5 in orbit, but Marka A was attracted by the gravity and the system rebalanced itself to keep the planet still between the two stars", says scientist Robert Sokta, physic specialist at NASA. Here is an image of what the telescope found :