The dwarf planet Pluto may be more than 3.6 billion miles away from the sun, but it’s certainly not alone.
If confirmed, it would make the moon Enceladus the only other known body in the solar system besides Earth where hot water and rocks interact underground.
A NASA spacecraft for the first time has arrived at a dwarf planet to begin a 16-month exploration, and scientists are eager to learn more about the mysterious bright spot discovered last month.
Scientists are on the edge of their seats as NASA’s Dawn spacecraft nears dwarf planet Ceres and the mysterious spots first seen on its surface last month.
Two clear and stunning views of the dwarf planet Ceres have scientists scratching their heads as NASA’s Dawn spacecraft nears its destination.
A bright star and a brighter planet are staging a beautiful encounter in the evening sky. They’re quite close together tonight, and will pass even closer over the next few nights.
It was lights, camera, but not much action for San Francisco as a new Planet of the Apes film premiered Thursday night at the Palace of Fine Arts.
On April 22nd, NASA asked people around the globe to snap a photo of their location on the planet at that point and on Thursday they released the results of that world-wide photo hunt, a mosaic selfie of our planet as seen from space.
Hydra, the water snake, slithers low across the sky on spring evenings. Its faint head is in the southwest at nightfall. Last year, astronomers reported the discovery of a giant planet orbiting a star that’s not far from the head.
Astronomers have found the smallest planet yet outside of our solar system.