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Earth-like planet found in nearest solar system: Study

Earth-like planet found in nearest solar system: Study

Scientists on Wednesday announced the discovery of an Earth-sized planet orbiting the star nearest our Sun, opening up the glittering prospect of a habitable world that may one day be explored by robots.

After 22 months, NASA regains contact with sun-watching STEREO-B spacecraft!

After 22 months, NASA regains contact with sun-watching STEREO-B spacecraft!

Communications with STEREO-B were lost during a test of a system that is triggered when the spacecraft can't communicate with Earth for 72 hours.

Young massive star identified in the Milky Way

Young massive star identified in the Milky Way

This young star -- already more than 30 times the mass of our Sun "is still in the process of gathering material from its parent molecular cloud, and may be even more massive when it finally reaches adulthood".

It's raining plasma on the Sun's surface! NASA's IRIS captures the captivating explosion – Watch video

It's raining plasma on the Sun's surface! NASA's IRIS captures the captivating explosion – Watch video

The sun is a constantly changing body and IRIS is helping NASA scientists reach into the depths of why and how it does what it does.

NASA's SDO captures this stunning image of 'lunar transit' – See pic!

NASA's SDO captures this stunning image of 'lunar transit' – See pic!

NASA says two of the spacecraft’s three science instruments - the Helioseismic and Magnetic Imager, or HMI, and the Extreme Ultraviolet Variability Experiment, or EVE - are online and sending science data to Earth. 

See pic: ESA and NASA's SOHO catch comet grazing the sun!

See pic: ESA and NASA's SOHO catch comet grazing the sun!

The latest occurrence that caught the scientists' eyes was a bright comet plunging toward the sun on August 3-4, 2016, at nearly 1.3 million miles per hour.

Heart of Milky Way devoid of young stars: Study

Heart of Milky Way devoid of young stars: Study

The current results indicate that there has been no significant star formation in this large region over hundreds of millions years.

NASA reveals new information on Sun's magnetic field and its kin!

NASA reveals new information on Sun's magnetic field and its kin!

The US space agency NASA has released illustrated image of the magnetic field that depicts the interior of a low-mass star, such as GJ 3253, a low-mass red dwarf star about 31 light years away from our planet.

Watch video: NASA's SDO captures solar material bursting from the sun!

Watch video: NASA's SDO captures solar material bursting from the sun!

Now, the team of scientists at SDO captured the sun in all its golden glory once again, showing a close-up of bursts of solar material repeatedly emerging from it.  

NASA’s SDO captures bursts of solar material from the Sun- Watch

NASA’s SDO captures bursts of solar material from the Sun- Watch

The US space agency NASA has released a close-up video of solar material bursting repeatedly from the Sun.

Astronomers find 'hot Jupiters' more common in star clusters

Astronomers find 'hot Jupiters' more common in star clusters

A team astronomers found that planets known as 'hot Jupiters' are more common in a star cluster in the constellation of Cancer than around stars outside clusters.

Astronomers discover small asteroid playing 'leap frog' with Earth - Watch

Astronomers discover small asteroid playing 'leap frog' with Earth - Watch

The US space agency NASA's astronomers have discovered a small asteroid that is circling the Earth as part of its orbit around the sun.

This solar region illustrates fierce battle of magnetic fields to connect & reconnect - Watch!

This solar region illustrates fierce battle of magnetic fields to connect & reconnect - Watch!

A relatively small but growing active region on our sun illustrated the fierce battle of magnetic fields as they connect and reconnect and struggle from May 30-31, 2016.

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.

Spotted: Huge 'black holes' on Sun's surface, are we in trouble?

Spotted: Huge 'black holes' on Sun's surface, are we in trouble?

The US space agency NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) have spotted two huge 'black holes' on the surface of the Sun.

Watch: New Hubble portrait of Red Planet ahead of Mars Opposition this weekend!

Watch: New Hubble portrait of Red Planet ahead of Mars Opposition this weekend!

The telescope, well known for its picturesque views of nebulae and galaxies, imaged this image on May 12, 2016, when Mars was 50 million miles from Earth. 

Missed Mercury's rare transit? Don't worry you can still watch it here!

Missed Mercury's rare transit? Don't worry you can still watch it here!

The rare solar transit that that occurs just 13 times a century can be watched using magnification tools.

Mercury transit: Key facts about planet and the rare celestial event!

Mercury transit: Key facts about planet and the rare celestial event!

Here are some key facts about Mercury and this relatively rare astronomical phenomenon.

Mercury to make rare transit across the Sun today: How to watch it safely!

Mercury to make rare transit across the Sun today: How to watch it safely!

Mercury will begin its transit at 7:12 am EST (4:42 pm, India time) today and take about 7.5 hours to fully cross the face of the sun.

Black hole 660 million times as massive as Sun

Black hole 660 million times as massive as Sun

Elliptical galaxies are known to contain massive central black holes.