Solar System

February 28, 2018
February 28, 2018

Alien life in our Solar System? Study hints at Saturn's moon

Humanity may need look no further than our own Solar System in the search for alien life, researchers probing one of Saturn's moons say.

December 15, 2017
December 15, 2017

Artificial intelligence finds solar system with 8 planets like ours

A solar system with as many planets as our own has been discovered with the help of NASA's Kepler space telescope and artificial intelligence, the US space agency says.

May 3, 2016
May 3, 2016

Scientists discover three 'potentially habitable' planets

An international team of scientists said Monday they had discovered a trio of Earth-like planets that are the best bet so far for finding life outside our solar system.

January 30, 2016
January 30, 2016

Violent impact that created moon mixed lunar, earth rocks

The colossal impact that created the moon may have spawned the cosmic mashup between the rocks that ultimately became Earth and its lunar neighbor, Space.com reports quoting researchers.

January 21, 2016
January 21, 2016

'Ninth planet' may exist in solar system, say US scientists

American astronomers say they have strong evidence that there is a ninth planet in our Solar System orbiting far beyond even the dwarf world Pluto.

October 29, 2015
October 29, 2015

Discovery of oxygen on comet 'big surprise'

Stunned scientists announce the unexpected discovery of large quantities of oxygen on a comet which streaked past the Sun in August with a European spacecraft in tow.

August 14, 2015
August 14, 2015

Young 'alien Jupiter' planet discovered

A planet 100 light-years away resembles an infant version of Jupiter, astronomers say.