Earth's 2017 resource 'budget' spent by next week: report
14 hours ago
Humanity will have used up its allowance of planetary resources such as water, soil, and clean air for all of 2017 by next week, said a report Tuesday.
What is the weather like on Mercury?
19 hours ago
With the dawning of the Space Age in the 1950s, human beings were no longer confined to studying the Solar planets and other astronomical bodies with Earth-based instruments alone. Instead crewed missions have gone into orbit ...
New survey suggests far fewer Jupiter sized rogue planets than thought
19 hours ago report
(Phys.org)—A team of researchers with Warsaw University Observatory, Ohio State University and the University of Warwick has found evidence that suggests there are far fewer Jupiter-sized rogue planets roaming the Milky ...
Saturn surprises as Cassini continues its grand finale
Jul 24, 2017
As NASA's Cassini spacecraft makes its unprecedented series of weekly dives between Saturn and its rings, scientists are finding—so far—that the planet's magnetic field has no discernable tilt. This surprising observation, ...
Hubble sees martian moon orbiting the Red Planet
Jul 20, 2017
The sharp eye of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has captured the tiny moon Phobos during its orbital trek around Mars. Because the moon is so small, it appears star-like in the Hubble pictures.
Astronomers discover Earth-sized exoplanet with very short orbital period
Jul 19, 2017 report
(Phys.org)—An international team of astronomers has detected a new Earth-sized exoplanet in an ultra-short period around its parent star. The alien world, designated EPIC 228813918 b, circles its host every four hours and ...
Ancient, massive asteroid impact could explain Martian geological mysteries
Jul 18, 2017
The origin and nature of Mars is mysterious. It has geologically distinct hemispheres, with smooth lowlands in the north and cratered, high-elevation terrain in the south. The red planet also has two small oddly-shaped oblong ...
New Hot Jupiter marks the first collaborative exoplanet discovery
Jul 18, 2017
Researchers led by a team at Keele University have discovered a new 'Hot Jupiter' exoplanet. The new giant planet was jointly discovered by a WASP/KELT survey collaboration, marking the first time an exoplanet has been discovered ...
Astronaut Buzz Aldrin rolls out the red carpet for Mars (Update)
Jul 15, 2017
Forty-eight years after he landed on the moon, Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin on Saturday rolled out a red carpet for the red planet at a star-studded gala at the Kennedy Space Center.
Planets like earth may have had muddy origins
Jul 14, 2017
Scientists have long held the belief that planets – including Earth – were built from rocky asteroids, but new research challenges that view.