March 5, 2018: Cosmic rays are bad–and they’re getting worse.
A new study confirms that this collision with a huge object — which was approximately twice the size of Earth — could have led to the planet’s extreme tilt and other odd attributes. Uranus, the planet with the unforgettable name, is unique in a number of ways. “All of the planets in the solar system
On Saturday, June 23, 2018, a team of experts from Botswana, South Africa, Finland and the United States of America recovered a fresh meteorite in Botswana’s Central Kalahari Game Reserve (CKGR).
New research shows the closest-ever views of features in Jupiter’s swirling auroras, revealing the complicated footprints left by its moons Io and Ganymede.
Asteroids could have more materials on them then we thought.
Japan’s Hayabusa2 spacecraft plans to strike the asteroid creating a crater and dislodging rocks for analysis
Ever since space scientists first spotted the odd, cigar-shaped object known as 1I/‘Oumuamua in the sky, they have been debating what it is exactly. Suggestions have included an asteroid, a comet and even alien spaceship. Now a study, published in Nature, suggests it may actually be a comet – but an unusual one.
The Hera spacecraft mission, proposed by the European Space Agency, is heading to a binary asteroid to support NASA’s planetary defense plan against potential asteroid collision.
“We found the missing baryons,” researcher Michael Shull said.
SPHERE, a planet-hunting instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope, has captured the first confirmed image of a planet caught in the act of forming in the dusty disc surrounding a young star. The young planet is carving a path through the primordial disc of gas and dust around the very young star PDS 70. The data suggest that the planet’s atmosphere is cloudy.