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Mystery behind birth of Saturn's rings solved

Mystery behind birth of Saturn's rings solved

Observations show that Saturn's rings are made of more than 95 per cent icy particles, while the rings of Uranus and Neptune are darker and may have higher rock content.

NASA's Hubble captures new dark spot on Neptune!

NASA's Hubble captures new dark spot on Neptune!

The US space agency NASA recently released a new image of Neptune with a dark feature that resides near and below a patch of bright clouds in the planet's southern hemisphere.

NASA's New Horizons detects first-ever object beyond orbit of Neptune

NASA's New Horizons detects first-ever object beyond orbit of Neptune

Captured from the spacecraft's Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) in April, the images shatter New Horizons' own record for the closest-ever views of this KBO in November 2015 when New Horizons detected "JR1" from 280 million km away.

Andre Brahic, French astrophysicist who discovered Neptune's rings, dead at 73

Andre Brahic, French astrophysicist who discovered Neptune's rings, dead at 73

He was an astrophysicist at the Commission for Atomic Energy and Alternative Energies (CEA) and a professor at the University of Paris. 

Indian-led scientists' team discover why comet appears black

Indian-led scientists' team discover why comet appears black

Centaurs estimated to number around 44,000 are minor planets with diameters larger than one kilometre.

Good evidence for 9th planet in solar system: Scientists

Good evidence for 9th planet in solar system: Scientists

Scientists reported today they finally have "good evidence" for Planet X, a true ninth planet on the fringes of our solar system. The gas giant is thought to be almost as big as Neptune and orbiting billions of miles beyond Neptune's path, distant enough to take 10,000 to 20,000 years to circle the sun.

Giant comets may pose danger to life on Earth

Giant comets may pose danger to life on Earth

Known severe upsets of the terrestrial environment and interruptions in the progress of ancient civilisations, together with our growing knowledge of interplanetary matter in near-Earth space, indicate the arrival of a centaur around 30,000 years ago.

Check out: Some fun facts about Neptune!

Check out: Some fun facts about Neptune!

Neptune is the most dense among the giants planets of the Solar System.

Young solar system around nearby star discovered

Young solar system around nearby star discovered

An international team has discovered a young planetary system that shares remarkable similarities to our own early solar system.

Transformation of uninhabitable mini-Neptune into Earth-like world maybe possible

Transformation of uninhabitable mini-Neptune into Earth-like world maybe possible

A new study has recently revealed that transformation of inhabitable mini-Neptune into Earth-like world maybe possible.

Two 'unknown planets' may lie hidden beyond Pluto

Two 'unknown planets' may lie hidden beyond Pluto

A recent study has revealed that there can be at least two unknown planets hidden well beyond Pluto.

Mars, like Earth has 'macroweather', but trickier

Mars, like Earth has 'macroweather', but trickier

 Scientists have found that like Earth, Mars too has macro weather, a regime which is used to described the relatively stable regime between weather and climate.

Uranus like planet spotted far away

Uranus like planet spotted far away

A planet that resembles Uranus of our solar system has been spotted 25,000 light years away by astronomers.

Global banks join hands to set up one-stop bond shop: Report

The banks, which include BNP Paribas SA, Credit Suisse Group AG, Goldman Sachs Group Inc, HSBC Holdings and JP Morgan Chase & Co, are set to pay $47,934 each for the first phase of consultancy work.

Witness cosmic double play of Neptune, 'Dodgeball' Asteroid tonight

Witness cosmic double play of Neptune, 'Dodgeball' Asteroid tonight

Astronomers can enjoy a cosmic double play of Neptune and 'Dodgeball' Asteroid tonight.

Pluto-bound NASA spacecraft crosses Neptune`s orbit exactly 25 years after Voyager 2

NASA`s Pluto-bound New Horizons spacecraft on Monday crossed the orbit of Neptune, which is its last major crossing before it reaches its final destination Pluto.

Colour map shows Neptune`s moon in new light

A US scientist has created the best global colour map so far of Neptune`s big moon Triton.

`Best-ever` global color map of Neptune`s strange Moon `Triton` constructed

Scientist has developed a new color map of Neptune`s Strange Moon Triton with the help of historic footage of Triton captured by NASA`s Voyager 2.

Bright star reveals new Neptune-sized exoplanet

An international team of astronomers have discovered a new exoplanet, christened "Kepler-410A b."

Centaurs may actually be comets, not asteroids

A new study of observations from NASA`s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) has revealed that most centaurs - the small celestial bodies orbiting the sun between Jupiter and Neptune - are actually comets.