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"Second Earth" discovered in nearby solar system

4 hours agoTechnology : Tech Talk

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.

"Into the Unknown" --NASA's Juno Spacecraft Makes Final Approach Towards Jupiter

‘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...

Juno space probe makes closest approach to Jupiter

NASA says space probe orbiting the "king of our solar system" has flown closer to the planet than any other spacecraft.

No Man's Sky appears to delete your discoveries after two weeks

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 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

No Man’s Sky wipes your discoveries after two weeks

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 […]

Needle in a Haystack: Newly Discovered Earth-Like Planet 'Could be Habitable'

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.

Evolving Architecture: Live in the Sun, Sip coffee on Asteroids!

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

Poor Pluto: 10 Years A Dwarf Planet And Still Our Planetary System Is A Big Mystery

2 days agoHumor / odd : The Presurfer

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

The Solar System

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 releases stunning retro-style space tourism posters

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 […]

A tour of the solar system's ocean worlds

3 days agoHealth : The Checkup

Scientists are meeting today to discuss exploration of our neighborhood's watery worlds. Here are some of the places they'd love to go.

Rocky planet found orbiting habitable zone of nearest star

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

Newly-discovered planet has similarities to Earth

3 days agoTechnology : Tech Talk

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.

Voyager: The Man Behind the Mission

Ed Stone’s relentless pursuit of the frontier has taken him to the edge of the solar system — and beyond.

Shh! A recently discovered Earth-like planet could be listening

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

Planet Found Orbiting in the Habitable Zone of Our Closest Neighbor Star, Proxima Centauri - Are we at the beginning of a sci-fi movie?

4 days agoHumor / odd : Geekosystem

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! Poten…

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.

One Star Over, a Planet That Might Be Another Earth

4 days agoNews : NYTimes: News

Scientists have detected a planet orbiting Proxima Centauri, the closest neighbor to our solar system. It might someday be possible to reach.

Proxima b, the closest Earth-like exoplanet, is real (pictures) - CNET

The newly discovered Proxima b orbits Proxima Centauri, the nearest star beyond our solar system. Proxima b might host water and even life.

Found in space: Planet Proxima b could be Earth's closest cousin - CNET

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.

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