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Pebbles Build Gas Giant Planets

Space Pebbles Build Gas Giant Planets

Various astronomers have surmised that planetary pebbles were the original building units. That is for the heavenly bodies we s...

Aug 20 2015, 7:12am CDT

Gemini Planet Imager Discovers Young Jupiter Planet 51 Eridani b

Gemini Planet Imager Discovers Young Jupiter Planet 51 Eridani b

The Gemini Planet Imager has discovered a new exoplanet 51 Eridani b. And it resembles Jupiter in its surface features....

Aug 14 2015, 4:35am CDT

NASA finds Nearest Super Earth

NASA finds Nearest Super Earth

NASA discovered yet another Exoplanet....

Jul 31 2015, 8:42am CDT

Aurora Spotted on Brown Dwarf Outside Solar System

Aurora Spotted on Brown Dwarf Outside Solar System

The things astronomers find in space. Now for the first time an aurora has been spotted....

Jul 30 2015, 1:50am CDT

NASA Windbots to Explore Gas Giant Jupiter

NASA Windbots could Study Gas Giant Jupiter Skies

NASA windbots could scan the atmosphere of gas giants such as Jupiter in the future. This is quite an ambitious project alright...

Jul 27 2015, 4:34am CDT

NASA Unveils New Exoplanet Kepler-452b

NASA Unveils New Exoplanet Kepler-452b

NASA will host a media event today unveiling new discoveries made by planet hunting Kepler Space Telescope....

Jul 23 2015, 11:07am CDT

Did NASA Find a New Earth?

Did NASA Find a New Earth?

NASA will host a media event on Thursday disclosing new discoveries made by exoplanet hunting Kepler Space Telescope....

Jul 22 2015, 5:28am CDT

Jupiter Twin Discovered Orbiting Sun Like Star in Solar Twin

Jupiter Twin Discovered Orbiting Sun Like Star in Solar Twin

Another Jupiter has been discovered and it is found to be orbiting a star like our sun yonder in the depths of outer space....

Jul 16 2015, 4:43am CDT

Pluto Photos of New Horizons Flyby Released

Pluto Photos of New Horizons Flyby Released

The close-up photos of Pluto are here and reveal a big surprise....

Jul 15 2015, 3:01pm CDT

NASA Releases Best Photo Yet of Pluto

NASA Releases Best Photo Yet of Pluto

New Horizons just zipped by Pluto. NASA has now shared the best photo of Pluto so far to give an idea what will come tomorrow....

Jul 14 2015, 7:25am CDT

NASA Probe Sets Out for Pluto

NASA Probe Sets Out for Pluto

The probe will be the first of its kind to visit the smallest planet....

Jul 8 2015, 12:27pm CDT

What are the Whale and the Donut on Pluto?

What are the Whale and the Donut on Pluto?

NASA released a new map of Pluto showing the dark spots named Whale and Donut....

Jul 8 2015, 2:37am CDT

New Horizons Shows 300 miles wide Spots on Pluto

New Horizons Shows 300 miles wide Spots on Pluto

Did someone use a giant shotgun to shoot holes into Pluto? New images of New Horizons spacecraft show distinct giant holes on e...

Jul 2 2015, 9:20am CDT

NASA uses Supercomputer To Show Spiral Waves of Star Beta Pictoris

NASA uses Supercomputer To Show Spiral Waves of Star Beta Pictoris

NASA released a new simulation produced by a supercomputer showing how the planet and debris disk around the nearby star Beta P...

Jun 25 2015, 12:45pm CDT

Hubble Space Telescope Spots The Behemoth

Hubble Space Telescope Spots The Behemoth

The Hubble space telescope spotted a never before seen phenomenon of that size. A huge cloud of hydrogen dubbed “The Behemoth”...

Jun 25 2015, 8:51am CDT

Dwarf Planet Ceres Revealed by NASA in Video

Dwarf Planet Ceres Revealed by NASA in Video

Images of the dwarf planet Ceres by NASA show certain unique features of the dark and covert body in space....

Jun 9 2015, 8:22am CDT

Pluto Moon Charon and Pluto Form Binary Planet

Pluto Moon Charon and Pluto Form Binary Planet

New research gives a preview of what NASA's Horizon will encounter when visiting Pluto....

Jun 4 2015, 1:42am CDT

74 Earth-Sized Planets Have Earth-Like Circular Orbits

74 Earth-Sized Planets Have Earth-Like Circular Orbits

There are many earth-sized planets in outer space surrounding various stars. At least six dozen have been identified and they m...

Jun 2 2015, 6:31am CDT

NASA Messenger reveals that Mercury’s Magnetic Field is Billions of Years Old

NASA Messenger reveals that Mercury’s Magnetic Field is Billions of Years Old

The NASA Messenger mission was a big success. The spacecraft crashed 11 days ago into planet Mercury after its four year missio...

May 11 2015, 5:51am CDT

Scientists Find new Evidence that Water Came to Earth on Asteroid

Scientists Find new Evidence that Water Came to Earth on Asteroid

New research found new evidence that indeed water came to earth on asteroids. This is likely happening in many other places in...

May 7 2015, 4:33am CDT

First Pluto Color Image released by New Horizons

First Pluto Color Image released by New Horizons

NASA's New Horizons is an advanced probe recording and storing data about Pluto and its moons for a 9 years long mission f...

Apr 16 2015, 9:01am CDT

'Super-Earth' is closest planet yet that could support life

'Super-Earth' is closest planet yet that could support life

A UNSW-led team of researchers has discovered a potentially habitable Earth-like planet that is only 16 light years away....

Jul 1 2014, 1:56pm CDT

Kepler-10c is a Mega-Earth

Kepler-10c is a Mega-Earth

New data on a planet discovered by the Kepler space telescope back in 2011 has helped scientists to determine that Kepler-10c i...

Jun 3 2014, 1:36am CDT

Pink Dwarf Planet Found Beyond Pluto

Pink Dwarf Planet Biden Spotted Beyond Pluto

A new, “pink”, dwarf planet has been discovered beyond the known edge of the solar system in an area that should be completely...

Mar 27 2014, 2:22pm CDT

Detecting Water Vapor On A 'Hot Jupiter' Around Tau Bootis

Detecting Water Vapor On A 'Hot Jupiter' Around Tau Bootis

For the first time, a team of American astronomers has used near-infrared spectroscopy to directly detect water vapor in the at...

Feb 27 2014, 2:51am CST

Astronomers Find A Planet That Wobbles Like A Top

Astronomers Find A Planet That Wobbles Like A Top

Newly discovered planet Kepler-413b is about 2,300 light years from Earth. It circles its two suns – an orange and red dwarf –...

Feb 6 2014, 5:42pm CST

Scientists Unlock Riddle Behind Kepler-34b Planet Orbiting Two Stars

Scientists Unlock Riddle Behind Kepler-34b Planet Orbiting Two Stars

Over the past few years, astronomers have discovered several planets that are circumbinary. That is, they are planets that...

Feb 1 2014, 8:28am CST

Nearest Dying White Dwarfs Likely Still Harbor Planets

Nearest Dying White Dwarfs Likely Still Harbor Planets

More than two dozen nearby stellar White Dwarfs — the burnt- out remnant cores of solar type stars in their final death throes...

Jan 29 2014, 5:48pm CST

Planet Covered With Clouds Detected in Outer Space

ExoPlanet Covered With Clouds Detected in Outer Space

The Hubble Telescope has detected what could be the greatest discovery of present times. A planet covered with clouds has been...

Jan 1 2014, 9:55am CST

Over 60 Billion Planets in the Milky Way Could Support Alien Life

Over 60 Billion Planets in the Milky Way Could Support Alien Life

The most fundamental question astronomers and philosophers have asked themselves is: is there life out there? Well, for starter...

Jul 2 2013, 8:41am CDT

Kepler is Dead in Space

Kepler is Dead in Space

The Kepler telescope with the mission to find other inhabitable planets has technical problems that make it unusable....

May 16 2013, 7:03am CDT

Massive Hurricane Discovered on Saturn by NASA

Massive Hurricane Discovered on Saturn by NASA

The NASA Cassini probe has gotten some very up, close and personal views of Saturn. The hurricane in Saturn has been captured b...

May 1 2013, 5:45am CDT

Kepler-62f and Kepler62e Discovered! The Most Earth-Like Alien Planet

Kepler-62f and Kepler-62e Discovered the Most Earth-Like Alien Planet

The discovery of Kepler-62f and Kepler-62e is the greatest land mark NASA has ever achieved in space; this will open ways for s...

Apr 19 2013, 5:02am CDT

Last Chance to View Venus Transiting the Sun for Another 100 Years Happens Next Week

Last Chance to View Venus Transiting the Sun for Another 100 Years Happens Next Week

Last time to see this until 2117...

Jun 1 2012, 1:31pm CDT

New Earth Found?

New Earth Found?

Newly discovered Planet may be habitable....

Sep 30 2010, 3:55am CDT

SSC Ultimate Aero II is Awesome

SSC Ultimate Aero II is Awesome

New fastest car in the world...

Sep 6 2010, 8:07am CDT

Amex MP-501 Full HD Media Player is World's smallest

Amex MP-501 Full HD Media Player is World's smallest

According Amex Digital this 1080p media player is the smallest on the planet....

Aug 18 2010, 1:35am CDT

New Huge Ring Around Saturn Discovered

New Huge Ring Around Saturn Discovered

If you look to closely you sometimes miss the full picture like in the case of planet Saturn. Saturn is known for his rings. No...

Oct 7 2009, 10:08am CDT