New Pluto images puzzle scientists
New Pluto images puzzle scientists

NASA`s New Horizon spacecraft has captured stunning coloured images of Pluto as it gets ready for a close flyby of the mysterious planet system on July 14.

Birth of new planet witnessed

For the first time, scientists are now able to directly study the planet formation process at a very early stage.

Methane on Pluto confirmed: NASA
Methane on Pluto confirmed: NASA

NASA's New Horizon probe -- set for a Pluto flyby on July 14 -- has confirmed that there is frozen methane on Pluto's surface.

After mysterious bright spots, giant 'pyramid' spotted on dwarf planet Ceres
After mysterious bright spots, giant 'pyramid' spotted on dwarf planet Ceres

A mysterious, pyramid-shaped mountain has been discovered on the surface of dwarf planet Ceres.

This teen discovered a planet of the size of Jupiter
This teen discovered a planet of the size of Jupiter

In a breakthrough, a new planet 1,000 light-years away has been discovered by a 15-year-old schoolboy from Staffordshire.

New Pluto images reveal more details
New Pluto images reveal more details

 NASA's New Horizons spacecraft, on way to meet Pluto, has taken fresh images of the mysterious planet that reveal more detail about its complex and high contrast surface.

Mars explorers should be left there as settlers: Buzz Aldrin
Mars explorers should be left there as settlers: Buzz Aldrin

Buzz Aldrin, former NASA astronaut and the second man on the Moon felt that the first human beings who go to Mars shouldn't return to the Earth.

West will have to pay for damage caused to planet: Goyal

India has asked the West to take responsibility for the damage caused by carbon emissions of the past and propose innovative financing solutions to tackle the global menace posed by climate change.

Dead NASA probe reveals Mercury's magnetic field secrets
Dead NASA probe reveals Mercury's magnetic field secrets

Mercury's magnetic field is almost four billion years old, data from NASA's Messenger probe has revealed. It orbited Mercury for four years before crashing into the planet last week.

NASA probe detects 'polar cap' on distant Pluto
NASA probe detects 'polar cap' on distant Pluto

For the first time, images from NASA's New Horizons spacecraft are revealing bright and dark regions on the surface of faraway Pluto - the primary target of the New Horizons' close flyby in mid-July this year.

6 unknown facts about MESSENGER's Mercury hit revealed
6 unknown facts about MESSENGER's Mercury hit revealed

There are six things that you probably didn't know about the MESSENGER's Mercury hit to occur on April 30.

India at UN: Technology is 'golden key' for planetary sustainability

As the world observed Earth Day, India said technology held the "golden key" to planetary sustainability and concerns over intellectual property rights should not stand in the way of the world body taking up the issue of sharing it.

'Statue of Liberty' sized asteroid may hit Earth in October 2017

Astronomers have warned that a " Statue of Liberty" sized asteroid may hit Earth in October 2017 that could pt thousands of people in hospital.

Even small solar eruptions can cause significant damage to planets without magnetospheres
Even small solar eruptions can cause significant damage to planets without magnetospheres

A new study has recently revealed that magnetospheres plays vital role in protecting planets from even small solar eruptions, which can cause significant damages to the planet.

Sun joined Milky Way's star-birth party much later
Sun joined Milky Way's star-birth party much later

 In one of the most comprehensive galaxy surveys yet, astronomers have found that galaxies like our Milky Way underwent a stellar "baby boom" churning out stars at a prodigious rate, about 30 times faster than on Friday.

Puzzle of Moon's origin, composition may have been resolved
Puzzle of Moon's origin, composition may have been resolved

The nagging problems at the heart of the leading theory of how the Moon formed and what is it made up of, seems to have been explained away.

Aliens are probably enormous and weigh over 300 kgs!
Aliens are probably enormous and weigh over 300 kgs!

Aliens, if they exist, would be much larger than humans, weighing over a massive 300 kilogrammes, a cosmologist in Spain has calculated.

'Star Wars' style planets with two suns may exist
'Star Wars' style planets with two suns may exist

Earth-like planets with two suns - such as Tatooine in the 'Star Wars' series - may exist and could potentially support life, a new research has claimed.

MESSENGER spacecraft completes 4,000th orbit of Mercury
MESSENGER spacecraft completes 4,000th orbit of Mercury

The MESSENGER spacecraft completed its 4,000th orbit of Mercury on March 25 and the lowest point in its orbit continues to move closer to the planet than ever before.

More proof for groundwater on Mars
More proof for groundwater on Mars

A new research has given more evidence for groundwater on Mars.