Earlier this week, astronomers found a planet just like Earth, possibly even containing life, orbiting a sun just one solar system away. Astronomers say it's a dream come true. Charlie D'Agata has more.
‘This is our first opportunity to really take a close-up look at the king of our solar system,’ says Scott Bolton, an investigator for the Juno probe, as the spacecraft orbited closer to the giant planet than any man-made object...
NASA says space probe orbiting the "king of our solar system" has flown closer to the planet than any other spacecraft.
According to several users on Reddit, No Man's Sky deletes any discoveries other than names of planets and solar systems after two weeks (via Geek.com). Reddit user Dark_Nexis returned to the system where he began his adventure only to find that the names he'd given locations, flora, and fauna had been reset. Show More Summary
One of the biggest selling points of No Man’s Sky for many folks was that they could name solar systems, planets, animals, plants, and regions within planets to whatever they wanted (provided it […]
Scientists have spotted previously unknown Earth-like planet that may be the closest place for life outside the Solar System. The discovery was made by researchers at the European Southern Observatory. Sputnik spoke to astrophysicist Dr. Sandra Jeffers about this planet.
Start My Vehicle. Experience Marathon Journeys. See Undiscovered New Places. Do you remember this rhyme sentence we used, to learn the names of the planets in our Solar System? With changing pattern of education, we feel that the coming...Show More Summary
image credit In 2006, Pluto ceased to be a planet. It was degraded by the International Astronomical Union to dwarf planet. But an asteroid called Ceres was 'promoted.' Did it help us learn more about the solar system? The Presurfer
This is a post from Skymania News - Space and astronomy news and advice plus night sky The Solar System is our immediate family in space - the Sun and the planets and other natural objects that circle it, such as comets and asteroids. Show More Summary
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory has just released these 14 stunning posters that showcase some of the finest travel destinations from our solar system, and beyond. They’re appropriately retro-styled, as the aesthetic is perhaps from […]
Scientists are meeting today to discuss exploration of our neighborhood's watery worlds. Here are some of the places they'd love to go.
Washington, DC-- An international team of astronomers including Carnegie's Paul Butler has found clear evidence of a planet orbiting Proxima Centauri, the closest star to our Solar System. The new world, designated Proxima b, orbitsShow More Summary
It turns out the next star over in our corner of the galaxy has a planet that looks a lot like ours. It is the closest potentially habitable world ever detected outside our solar system. Charlie D'Agata reports on why astronomers are so excited.
Ed Stone’s relentless pursuit of the frontier has taken him to the edge of the solar system — and beyond.
Researchers have identified a number of planets outside our solar system that both resemble Earth and carry a better than zero chance at containing life. None of these is as close to Earth as newly-discovered Proxima b. Only 4.2 light-years away — about 25 trillion miles — Proxima b is our nearest neighbor outside this solar system. Show More Summary
We've done a lot of writing in the past about potentially "Earth-like" (generally meaning potentially rocky and habitable) planets outside of our own solar system, but this new one has a noteworthy distinction: It orbits a star in the Alpha Centauri system—the closest star system to Earth. That means there's a potentially habitable world just around 4.37 lightyears away.
THERE’S A HELL OF A GOOD SOLAR SYSTEM NEXT DOOR... LET’S GO! Proxima Centauri b confirmed! Potentially habitable planet orbits the star next door.
Scientists have detected a planet orbiting Proxima Centauri, the closest neighbor to our solar system. It might someday be possible to reach.
The newly discovered Proxima b orbits Proxima Centauri, the nearest star beyond our solar system. Proxima b might host water and even life.
It's the biggest exoplanet news since the first one was spotted. Meet Proxima b, the world beyond our solar system that future generations may visit one day.