Thursday, June 20, 2013
Dead stars give a glimpse of what the Sun will look like in future
Scientists have studied two dead stars, which they say are giving us a glimpse as to how our Solar S...
Water on Moon and Earth may have come from same meteorites
Researchers have found that the water found on the moon, like that on Earth, came from small meteori...
Experts assess how to save Earth from asteroid hits
Experts have assessed what needs to be done when an asteroid approaches earth, like the one in Febru...
Life did exist before Earth, claim scientists
Researchers say life first appeared about 10 billion years ago - long before Earth, which is believe...
New math method improves study of evolution of solar system
In order to improve a simulation designed to study the evolution of the solar system through time, n...
Voyager 1 still in our solar system: NASA
Scientists on Wednesday claimed to have evidence that NASA’s Voyager 1 spacecraft has exited the sol...
Rare comet to light up evening sky this month
A comet with a glowing tail will make a once-in-a-lifetime appearance in the evening sky this month,...
How enigmatic ribbon formed at edge of solar system
NASA`s IBEX, which was launch in October 2008, has been providing images of the invisible interactio...
Scientists decode why universe is dominated by matter
Scientists have solved the puzzle of the universe being dominated by matter rather than its close re...
Rare supercomet to outshine Moon in 2013
A rare supercomet is rushing towards the Sun from the outer solar system and at its peak it may outs...
Exploding star not behind solar system’s birth
A new study has challenged the notion that the force of an exploding star forced the formation of th...
Infant star may explain how solar system formed
For the first time, a `baby` star has been captured just before `birth` by astronomers - a breakthro...
Jupiter will be big, bright on Monday night
Jupiter, the largest after the Sun in the solar system, will be at its biggest and brightest Monday ...
Dying star foreshadows possible fate of Solar System
The planetary nebula Abell 30, which is located 5,500 light-years from Earth, has given astronomers ...
Our solar system resembles other planetary systems in Milky Way
Results of a new research has altered the chronology of our solar system’s historical development.
Exomoons may reveal habitable worlds outside our solar system
Moons, rather than planets, may give us the first glimpse of habitable worlds outside our solar syst...
Voyager 1 likely to become first man-made object to reach deep space
Deep space probe Voyager 1 is revealing new signs that it may have exited our solar system, which wo...
Universe’s `exit door` measured for first time
Supermassive black holes are the most extreme objects predicted by Albert Einstein’s theory of gravi...
Origin of enormous troughs on giant asteroid Vesta revealed
Scientists have been trying to determine the origin of unusual troughs on asteroid Vesta since their...
Computer models birth of planets
Planetary researchers have got a new tool to study the evolution of Earth and our solar system - sim...
Voyager 1 to bid adieu to the solar system
On Wednesday, Voyager 1 will mark its 35th anniversary of launching to Jupiter and Saturn.
Unhappy with your weight? Measure it on another planet!
Scientists have developed a new mat that can tell you how much you weigh on different planets.
Why the sun’s shape is almost perfectly round
Researchers have used the Helioseismic and Magnetic Imager (HMI) onboard the Solar Dynamics Observat...
Exploding star triggered formation of solar system
For decades it has been thought that a shock wave from a supernova explosion triggered our solar sys...
Signs changing fast for NASA`s voyager at edge of solar system
Two of three key signs of changes expected to occur at the boundary of interstellar space have chang...
3D models confirm supernova triggered our solar system’s formation
Scientists at Carnegie Institution for Science have provided the first fully three-dimensional model...
Scientists discover solar system akin to our own
Scientists have discovered the first exoplanetary system which has planets lined up in aligned orbit...
Ancient meteorites shed light on Earth’s birth
Scientists are studying meteorites to understand Earth’s earliest history--its formation from Solar ...
Exhumed rocks reveal history of groundwater on Mars
By studying rocks blasted out of impact craters, scientists have found evidence that underground wat...
New primitive mineral in Allende meteorite found
Researchers have discovered a new mineral embedded in the meteorite, which scattered thousands of pi...
Over 635,000 impact craters scar Mars` surface
It seems Mars is a beaten and battered planet in the solar system, as its surface has been pocked by...
NASA’s Voyager 1 `on edge of our solar system`
NASA’s venerable deep-space explorer Voyager 1 has encountered a region in space where the intensity...
NASA scientist weighs space rock from millions of miles away
NASA scientist has accurately determined the mass of a nearby asteroid from millions of miles away.
Baby galaxies `may have grown up quickly`
Baby galaxies from the young universe over 12 billion years ago evolved faster than previously thoug...
Missing boundary at the edge of solar system revealed
A collection of new data from NASA’s Interstellar Boundary Explorer indicates that the sun does not ...
How our time on Earth will end
Jupiter will be the only planet to survive this situation unscathed.
More evidence of water on early Mars provided by ancient volcanic blast
In a new study, a team of researchers is attempting to learn more about the past atmospheric conditi...
Our solar system may have evolved faster than we think
Our solar system, which is four and a half billion years old, may have formed over a shorter period ...
Solar system mystery `solved`
Chondrules are spherical particles of molten material found in meteorites but their origins have lon...
9 exoplanets ‘may be orbiting Solar System’s twin’
HD 10180 is a yellow dwarf star very much like the sun, so this discovery has drawn many parallels w...
Physicists re-writing the history of solar system?
The early days of our solar system might look quite different than previously thought, claim physici...
`Satnav` could pave man`s way beyond solar system
Satnav could be using neutron stars to steer a course through the universe, just as sailors of yore ...
Why moon did not always look like it does now
Scientists have released two new videos, which takes viewers through the moon’s evolutionary history...
Five places where life may exist in solar system
While scientists hunt for hospitable planets circling other stars, the solar system has a few candid...
`Milky way may be teemed with nomad planets`
Thousands of rogue alien planets may be rambling through space in our Milky Way galaxy instead of ...
`Xombie` rocket makes first free-flight for NASA
The autonomous flight occurred earlier this month at the Mojave Air and Space Port about 90 miles no...
2 planets revolving around twin suns discovered
Together with Kepler-16, discovered a few months ago, there are now three such known systems in the ...
Super-Earth discovered that supports life
Scientists have discovered a potentially habitable super-Earth orbiting a nearby star.
Our solar system is adrift in an ‘alien’ cloud
Our solar system is floating through interstellar clouds of gases slower than expected, a new study ...
Scientists puzzled by region outside solar system
A glimpse beyond our solar system reveals the neighborhood just outside the sun`s influence is diffe...
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