Indian-led scientists' team discover why comet appears black

Centaurs estimated to number around 44,000 are minor planets with diameters larger than one kilometre.

Jan 25, 2016, 16:47 PM IST

A second planet may possess Saturn-like rings

 In an interesting finding, researchers have detected features around minor planet Chiron that may signal rings, jets, or a shell of dust.

Mar 17, 2015, 12:02 PM IST

Centaurs may actually be comets, not asteroids

A new study of observations from NASA`s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) has revealed that most centaurs - the small celestial bodies orbiting the sun between Jupiter and Neptune - are actually comets.

Jul 26, 2013, 10:49 AM IST