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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.

 'Planet Nine' can spell doom for our solar system

'Planet Nine' can spell doom for our solar system

The solar system could be struck by disaster when the Sun dies if the mysterious "Planet Nine" exists, report researchers from the University of Warwick.

NASA probe set to make closest approach yet to Jupiter

NASA probe set to make closest approach yet to Jupiter

NASA`s Juno space probe on Saturday was set to pass the closest it will get to the planet Jupiter during the main phase of its planned mission to the gas giant, the US space agency`s officials said.

Juno probe to make its closest approach to Jupiter tomorrow!

Juno probe to make its closest approach to Jupiter tomorrow!

At the moment of closest approach, Juno will be about 2,500 miles (4,200 kilometers) above Jupiter's swirling clouds and traveling at 130,000 mph (208,000 kilometers per hour) with respect to the planet, says NASA.

'Comets are ancient leftovers of early solar system', reveals study

'Comets are ancient leftovers of early solar system', reveals study

Comets are the ancient leftovers of early solar system formation, and not younger fragments resulting from subsequent collisions between other larger bodies, according to a new study of data collected by the Rosetta space probe.

More than 100 exoplanets confirmed during NASA's Kepler K2 mission!

More than 100 exoplanets confirmed during NASA's Kepler K2 mission!

A planetary system comprising four promising planets that could be rocky have also been confirmed.

Short trajectory correction maneuver awaits Juno

Short trajectory correction maneuver awaits Juno

The NASA team has scheduled a short trajectory correction maneuver for Juno spacecraft on July 13 to refine the orbit around Jupiter.

Juno in Jupiter: Google celebrates orbit insertion with interactive doodle! - See pic

Juno in Jupiter: Google celebrates orbit insertion with interactive doodle! - See pic

Merely minutes after NASA's Juno spacecraft's successful entry into Jupiter's orbit was confirmed, internet search giant Google sent in their wishes to NASA by way of their trademark doodle!

Juno mission: The historic Jupiter orbit insertion ends in celebration!

Juno mission: The historic Jupiter orbit insertion ends in celebration!

The spacecraft fired its main engine for 35 minutes and scrubbed 1,212 mph from its initial 37,000 mph velocity.  

Cruising to Jupiter: 10 things you need to know about NASA's Juno mission!

Cruising to Jupiter: 10 things you need to know about NASA's Juno mission!

Juno, the first solar-powered mission to Jupiter, using its special instruments, will peer beneath the swirling clouds, unlocking secrets about the planet and the entire solar system. 

Juno on Jupiter's doorstep: Stunning view of giant planet and its largest moons (Pic inside)!

Juno on Jupiter's doorstep: Stunning view of giant planet and its largest moons (Pic inside)!

As per NASA, the scene was captured by the mission's imaging camera, called JunoCam, which is designed to acquire high resolution views of features in Jupiter's atmosphere from very close to the planet.

Watch this interesting movie-like trailer for NASA's Juno mission!

Watch this interesting movie-like trailer for NASA's Juno mission!

The US space agency NASA's Juno spacecraft will soon enter orbit around the largest planet, Jupiter in few weeks.

Australia's Parkes telescope discovers key feature of life outside solar system!

Australia's Parkes telescope discovers key feature of life outside solar system!

Molecules associated with life, such as amino acids, proteins, enzymes and sugars, are found in nature in only one form.

NASA's Juno spacecraft to enter orbit around Jupiter on July 4

NASA's Juno spacecraft to enter orbit around Jupiter on July 4

The US space agency NASA's Juno spacecraft will soon enter orbit around Jupiter in less than a month.

Juno mission arrival at Jupiter: NASA announces coverage, media activities

Juno mission arrival at Jupiter: NASA announces coverage, media activities

Once in Jupiter’s orbit, Juno will circle the Jovian world 37 times during 20 months, skimming to within 3,100 miles (5,000 kilometers) above the cloud tops. 

Did our Sun steal 'Planet 9' 4.5 billion years ago?

Did our Sun steal 'Planet 9' 4.5 billion years ago?

Computer-simulated study suggests that our sun, in its youth some 4.5 billion years ago, stole Planet 9 from its original star.

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.