2020 also saw the fourteenth-lowest levels of ozone – a key part of the atmosphere's shielding effect – in the past 33 years.
Of the many rogue planets found, they are mostly massive in size, often ranging from two to 40 times the mass of Jupiter.
Instead of oxygen in its atmosphere like Earth, Titan has small amounts of methane, much like the early stages of our home world.
Venus is thought to have had an Earth-like atmosphere, but experienced runaway greenhouse effect, resulting in its current climate.
Autumn Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere on 22 Sept: Significance, everything else you need to know
The two equinoxes take place when the Sun is exactly above the equator.
Massive sunspot is turning towards Earth this can result in major solar flares that can effect electrical systems
These sunspots occur on the photosphere region of the sun and can be huge in size - up to 50,000 kilometres in diameter
Microorganisms could exist beyond Earth and they could be based on different amino acids than the life forms on Earth.
The space agency asserted that none of the asteroids being monitored are currently thought to pose a threat to Earth.
One of the brightest emissions on Earth is a night glow, from a wavelength of light emitted by oxygen that hasn't been seen on another planet.
Scientists have been trying to find Earth-like planets with the hope that these exoplanets might contain life and this is the first time they have found it.
As opposed to the standard 11-day encounters, the ongoing orbit is the longest fifth observation of the Parker Sun Probe, that started from 9 May 2020.
It takes several million years for a planet to reach its final stage and it is forming around a star about 2.4 times the mass of the sun
NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft gets extra time to prepare for it long-awaited touchdown on asteroid Bennu
The spacecraft will attempt its first sample collection on 20 October and is equipped to do it three times if necessary.
The PDS 70 star system that was photographed is the first known multi-planetary system in which planet formation has been observed in action.
Planet is part of SpaceX's RIdeshare program and currently has 15 SkySats in orbit, including two prototypes launched in 2013 and 2014.
The planet — one of the handful to have been discovered to date — is comparable to Earth in terms of both size and orbit.
It was one of the steepest slopes any manmade creation has climbed outside Earth and it took three tries for the rover to climb it.
It is around 1.9-3.5 meter in diameter and could be leaving the Earth's orbit somewhere around April.
Arrokoth, imaged by NASA's New Horizon, is located 6.6 billion km from Earth and is part of the solar system’s original building blocks.
Analysis of the data from the space probe shows there are similarities between Earth's, Saturn's and Jupiters auroras.