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Dec 12, 2017
Jupiter’s Great Red Spot penetrates 300 km into the planet’s atmosphere, says NASAThe science instrument responsible for this in-depth revelation was Juno's Microwave Radiometer (MWR).
Dec 01, 2017
Icy worlds in the outer solar system could harbour life because of tidal heating from an orbital danceOn the surface of these worlds, that include the Pluto-Charon and Eris-Dysnomia systems, the surface temperatures are well below 200 degrees Celsius.
Nov 22, 2017
Farewell to Saturn: NASA releases last mosaic images of Saturn captured by CassiniJust two days before its final dive NASA has released a mosaic image of Saturn captured by the Cassini mission.
Nov 07, 2017
Astronomers discover cold dust around Proxima Centauri, the closest star to the earthBoth belts are much further from Proxima Centauri than the planet Proxima b, which orbits at just four million kilometres from its parent star, the report noted.
Oct 30, 2017
NASA brings spooky space sounds from the depths of the Solar System to your smartphone this HalloweenNASA has come up with an impressive playlist on SoundCloud, that brings some spooky sounds from the farthest reaches of space right to your desktop or even your smartphone.
Oct 20, 2017
NASA's Dawn mission gets second extension, spacecraft to remain in orbit around Ceres indefinitelyDuring this extension, the spacecraft will descend to lower altitudes than ever before at the dwarf planet, which it has been orbiting since March 2015
Oct 20, 2017
Japanese scientists discover huge cave on the moon; could be used as base to protect astronauts from radiation and temperature swingsScientists at Japan’s space agency have discovered a huge moon cave that could one day house a base that would shelter astronauts from dangerous radiation.
Oct 17, 2017
A ninth planet, 10 times the mass of the Earth could be hiding in the outer reaches of the Solar System: NASANASA believes a ninth planet does exist that might be 10 times the mass of Earth and 20 times farther from the Sun than Neptune.
Sep 23, 2017
OSIRIS-REx, NASA's asteroid hunting spacecraft flew past the Earth, coming within 17,237 km of AntarcticaThe OSIRIS-REx spacecraft is currently on a seven-year journey to rendezvous with, study, and return a sample of Bennu to Earth. This sample of a primitive asteroid will help scientists understand the formation of our solar system more than 4.5 billion years ago.
Sep 21, 2017
Hubble spots strange binary asteroids orbiting each other with comet-like featuresUsing NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, an international team of astronomers has found that an unusual object in the asteroid belt is, in fact, two asteroids orbiting each other that have comet-like features.