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Solar system exploration research: These are four new teams selected by NASA

Solar system exploration research: These are four new teams selected by NASA

The four new research teams will join the existing nine teams in SSERVI to address scientific questions about the moon, near-Earth asteroids, the Martian moons Phobos and Deimos, and their near space environments, in cooperation with international partners.

Here's why NASA's big discovery of 7 exoplanets is a 'holy grail' for astronomers

Here's why NASA's big discovery of 7 exoplanets is a 'holy grail' for astronomers

Fascinatingly, at least three of the seven rocky worlds represent the “holy grail for planet-hunting astronomers” as they are firmly located in the 'habitable zone'.

Seven Earth-like planets found around a single star: Things you need to know

Seven Earth-like planets found around a single star: Things you need to know

The US space agency NASA has discovered another 'solar system' - seven Earth-like planets orbiting a small star in a galaxy 40 light years away. 

NASA discovers seven Earth-like planets orbiting around a single star

NASA discovers seven Earth-like planets orbiting around a single star

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has made a stunning discovery on the first known system of seven Earth-size planets orbiting around a single star in our galaxy.

NASA is about to unveil new discoveries on exoplanets this week!

NASA is about to unveil new discoveries on exoplanets this week!

Prominent NASA scientists, astronomers and a professor of planetary science and physics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology will participate at the briefing.

Jupiter formed within first 4 million years of solar system's formation: Study

Jupiter formed within first 4 million years of solar system's formation: Study

About 4.6 billion years ago, an enormous cloud of hydrogen gas and dust collapsed under its own weight, eventually flattening into a disk called the solar nebula.

Rare meteorites challenge solar system's history

Rare meteorites challenge solar system's history

After analysing minerals from 43 rare meteorites that landed on Earth 470 million years ago, a team of scientists proposes to revise the current understanding of the history and development of the solar system.

Revealed: Moon's actual age, and it's older than we thought!

Revealed: Moon's actual age, and it's older than we thought!

The moon is at least 4.51 billion years old -- 40-140 million years older than previously thought and not long after Earth,

NASA's Hubble spots exocomets taking plunge onto young star

NASA's Hubble spots exocomets taking plunge onto young star

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has discovered exocomets -- comets outside our solar system -- plunging onto a young star that resides 95 light-years from Earth.

 Scientists discover dark matter lost since birth of universe

Scientists discover dark matter lost since birth of universe

Scientists, for the first time, have been able to measure the amount of dark matter the Universe has lost since the Big Bang some 13.7 billion years ago.

Parallel universes are a reality, claim scientists

Parallel universes are a reality, claim scientists

According to a new theory, the idea of parallel universes is a more than just science fiction. 

The sun is not the roundest object in the universe anymore, this star is!

The sun is not the roundest object in the universe anymore, this star is!

The gigantic star which has beat the sun, measures around a whopping 1.5 million km.

NASA initiates program to uncover mystery behind solar system; renews search for Antarctic meteorites!

NASA initiates program to uncover mystery behind solar system; renews search for Antarctic meteorites!

These three federal entities recently renewed their agreement to search for, collect and curate Antarctic meteorites in a partnership known as ANSMET – the Antarctic Search for Meteorites Program, the US space agency said in a statement on Tuesday.

Universe far away from expanding at accelerating rate, says study

Universe far away from expanding at accelerating rate, says study

Challenging a standard cosmological concept, a team of researchers led by an Indian-origin scientist has found that the universe may not actually be expanding at an accelerating pace as was previously believed.

Planet Nine responsible for curious tilt of the sun, says study!

Planet Nine responsible for curious tilt of the sun, says study!

Planet Nine's angular momentum is having an out-sized impact on the solar system based on its location and size.

Project Blue: Scientists prepare to spy on Alpha Centauri for Earth 2.0 and alien life!

Project Blue: Scientists prepare to spy on Alpha Centauri for Earth 2.0 and alien life!

Project Blue aims to launch a small, light-weight telescope into Earth's orbit in 2019.

Earth, other planetary objects shared similar chemical origin

Earth, other planetary objects shared similar chemical origin

Earth and other planetary objects formed in the early years of the Solar System share similar chemical origins, suggests a new finding.

Signs of giant icy planet growing around nearby star

Signs of giant icy planet growing around nearby star

Astronomers have found signs of a giant icy planet growing around TW Hydrae, one of the closest young stars to Earth.

NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft lifts off to sample asteroid Bennu - Watch!

NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft lifts off to sample asteroid Bennu - Watch!

The Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft lifted off at 7:05 p.m. EDT Thursday from Cape Canaveral on top of a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket.

'Jupiter's north pole unlike anything in solar system'

'Jupiter's north pole unlike anything in solar system'

The images were taken during the solar powered spacecraft's first flyby of the planet with its instruments switched on.