Mysteries of nearby planetary system`s dynamics solved

Researchers have claimed to have solved mysteries of one of the most fascinating nearby planetary systems now have been solved.

Decades old space mystery solved

In a major breakthrough, scientists have solved a space mystery by discovering the origin of metals that contaminated collapsed stars.

Most Americans don`t know that Earth circles Sun: Poll

Americans are enthusiastic about the promise of science but lack basic knowledge of it, with one in four unaware that the Earth revolves around the Sun, said a poll out Friday.

Least massive star of nearby planetary system hosts own comet belt

Astronomers have discovered that the least massive star of the Fomalhaut system, Fomalhaut C, hosts its own comet belt.

Solar system with seven planets discovered

Astronomers have discovered one of the richest planetary systems - containing up to seven planets orbiting a Sun-like star - 127 light years from Earth.

Misaligned planets in distant planetary system discovered

Using NASA`s Kepler space telescope, an international team of astronomers have found a distant planetary system, which features multiple planets orbiting at a severe tilt to their host star.

Space `graveyard` reveals bits of an Earth-like planet

Astronomers have autopsied a distant, broken apart planet and revealed signs of water and a rocky surface together for the first time, delighting scientists on the hunt for alien life.

Scientists discover richest planetary system

Scientists have discovered a planetary system containing at least five planets, orbiting the Sun-like star HD 10180.