Planetary Science


NASA Cassini Captures Final Images of Saturn Moon Dione

NASA Cassini Captures Final Images of Saturn Moon Dione

The NASA Cassini Probe captured some awesome images of Saturn’s moon. Dione's pictures got taken remarkable clarity and pr...

Aug 21 2015, 10:04am CDT

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

Secret of Saturn Rings Unlocked

Secret of Saturn Rings Unlocked

Scientists find the secret behind Saturn's rings. The rings follow a mathematical law....

Aug 6 2015, 8:03am CDT

Blue Moon was Not Actually Blue on Friday

Blue Moon was Not Actually Blue on Friday

Contrary to the hopes, Friday’s blue moon was different from our expectations....

Aug 1 2015, 8:42am 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

It would take 6 million Years to reach Kepler-452b

It would take 6 million Years to reach Kepler-452b

The excitement of the KEPLER-452b super earth discovery hides the fact that humans will never set a foot on KEPLER-452b and not...

Jul 24 2015, 3:31am 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

Pluto is Larger Than Believed

Pluto is Larger Than Believed

New Horizons delivers the exact size of Pluto as it approaches. The small planet is not so small afterall....

Jul 13 2015, 2:59pm 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

New Horizons Confirms Methane on Pluto with Ralph

New Horizons Confirms Methane on Pluto with Ralph

New Horizons delivers new data confirming the existence of frozen methane on the surface of Pluto....

Jul 1 2015, 2:46am CDT

Sixth Mass Extinction is due to Humans

Sixth Mass Extinction is due to Humans

Homo Sapiens or modern men are the main agents behind the present day mass extinction that is occurring at such an extensive ra...

Jun 29 2015, 5:18am 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

Solar Storm Hits Earth

Solar Storm Hits Earth, Results Auroras

According to NASA a mighty solar flare erupted from the surface of the sun earlier today resulting in a G4 storm and Aurora dis...

Jun 23 2015, 3:57am CDT

Earth Enters 6th Mass Extinction

Earth Enters 6th Mass Extinction

Stanford scientists with collaboration to other bio-researchers predict extensive species extinction rate comparable to the ext...

Jun 22 2015, 7:27am CDT

NASA stuns with Close-ups of Saturn Moons Titan and Dione

NASA stuns with Close-ups of Saturn Moons Titan and Dione

NASA released new imagery delivered by the Cassini spacecraft of two of Saturn's moons. Photos show a clear view on Titan&...

Jun 21 2015, 12:29am CDT

Saturn’s Phoebe Ring is Invisible

Saturn’s Phoebe Ring is Invisible

The Phoebe ring of Saturn is both very large in its measurements and virtually indistinct. Thus it cannot be detected by the na...

Jun 11 2015, 5:54am 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

NOAA DSCOVR Satellite Reaches Deep Space Orbit

NOAA DSCOVR Satellite Reaches Deep Space Orbit

The USA has its first operational satellite in Deep Space....

Jun 9 2015, 2:36am 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

Student Proofs that Giant Plasma Tubes Do Exist Above Earth

Student Proves that Giant Plasma Tubes Do Exist Above Earth

Australian student Cleo Loi found a way to visualize the giant plasma tubes that have been believed by science to exist in the...

Jun 3 2015, 4:44am 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's Mohawk Guy Explains Europa Clipper Mission

NASA's Mohawk Guy Explains Europa Clipper Mission

NASA plans to explore Jupiter Moon Europa in order to find life. Europa has an ice crust with oceans under it. Where is water t...

May 29 2015, 2:00pm CDT

NASA Excited over New Pluto Photos Made by New Horizons Spacecraft

NASA Excited over New Pluto Photos Made by New Horizons Spacecraft

The New Horizons Spacecraft is getting closer to Jupiter. NASA shared new images from the planet....

May 27 2015, 12:44pm CDT

NASA Reveals Jupiter Moon Europa's Mystery Dark Material is Sea Salt

NASA Reveals Jupiter Moon Europa's Mystery Dark Material is Sea Salt

NASA scientists have proposed existence of sea salt beneath the icy surface of the Jupiter’s moon Europa which has attained dis...

May 14 2015, 9:32am 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

Tidal Expands to 43 Markets

Tidal Expands to 43 Markets

The high quality music streaming service adds eight new markets....

Apr 30 2015, 4:20am CDT

Oil And Gas Drilling is causing Earth Quakes all across The US

Oil And Gas Drilling is causing Earth Quakes all across The US

Scientists are now confident that the oil and gas exploration teams are the ones that are causing big earth quakes all around t...

Apr 24 2015, 2:42am CDT