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Two New Moons Discovered Orbiting around Uranus

Two New Moons Discovered Orbiting around Uranus

Re-analysis of Voyager 2 images show that Uranus has two more moons...

Oct 17 2016, 1:35pm CDT

NASA's Hubble Telescope Spots a Planet Orbiting 2 Stars in System OGLE-2007-BLG-349

NASA's Hubble Telescope Spots a Planet Orbiting 2 Stars in System OGLE-2007-BLG-349

Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, and a trick of nature, have confirmed the existence of a planet orbiting two...

Sep 23 2016, 12:25am CDT

A Dark Moon Orbiting Makemake Discovered in the Kuiper Belt

A Dark Moon Orbiting Makemake Discovered in the Kuiper Belt

A discovery has been made regarding a moon which is currently orbiting Makemake in the Kuiper Belt. Dr. Alex Parker of the Sout...

Jun 29 2016, 6:17am CDT

Icy Comet Orbiting HD 181327 Star May Explain Evolution of Solar System

Icy Comet Orbiting HD 181327 Star May Explain Evolution of Solar System

Scientists have found evidence of icy comets orbiting a nearby Sun-like star, which may give a glimpse into how our own solar s...

May 19 2016, 1:47am CDT

Three Earth-sized Planets Discovered Orbiting Dwarf Star

Three Earth-sized Planets Discovered Orbiting Dwarf Star

Raising the hope to find alien life near us, an international team of astrophysicists has discovered three Earth-sized planets...

May 3 2016, 12:08am CDT

Dwarf Planet Makemake Has A Tiny Orbiting Moon

Hubble Discovers A Tiny Moon Orbiting Dwarf Planet Makemake

The Hubble Space Telescope has found that the dwarf planet Makemake has a tiny moon orbiting it....

Apr 27 2016, 6:17am CDT

Hubble Spots Moon Orbiting Dwarf Planet Makemake

Hubble Spots Moon Orbiting Dwarf Planet Makemake

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has spotted a small, dark moon orbiting the second brightest icy dwarf planet after Pluto in the...

Apr 27 2016, 5:41am CDT

More than 500,000 Pieces of Space Junk are Orbiting Around Earth Today, NASA Reports

More than 500,000 Pieces of Space Junk are Orbiting Around Earth Today, NASA Reports

Space debris or junk has become a growing concern in recent years....

Dec 28 2015, 8:51am CST

Venus-like planet GJ 1132b

Space Scientists Detect GJ 1132b, Venus-Like Planet Orbiting a Red Dwarf Star

Space scientists from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics have discovered GJ 1132b, a Venus-like planet that is fou...

Nov 12 2015, 10:09am CST

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

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