3 Earth-Sized Planets Found Orbiting Dwarf Star Just 40-Light-Years AwayAstronomers searching for life beyond our solar system may need to look no farther than a little, feeble nearby star.
NASA Discovers Eerie-Looking Veil Of Ice Haze Floating Over Pluto NASA's New Horizons spacecraft has given humanity a spectacular new look at Pluto, with each photo divulging fresh information about the mysterious icy world 4.67 billion miles away from Earth.
Dazzling Photos Reveal Giant Peaks On Pluto, Canyons On CharonMankind's first close-up look at Pluto did not disappoint Wednesday: The pictures showed ice mountains on Pluto about as high as the Rockies and canyons on its big moon Charon that appear deeper than those on Earth.
Pluto Flyby: Spacecraft Reaches Icy, Mysterious World 9.5 Years LaterWe've made it to Pluto by NASA's calculations, the last stop on a planetary tour of the solar system a half-century in the making.
Top 5 Explanations For Those Bizarre Bright Spots On Planet CeresNASA scientists are still baffled over exactly what's causing Ceres, the largest body in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, to radiate mysterious bright spots from its cratered surface.
Pluto's Tiniest Moons Captured For First Time EverThe dwarf planet Pluto may be more than 3.6 billion miles away from the sun, but it's certainly not alone.
Underground Hot Springs On Saturn Moon? Study Suggests YesIf 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.
NASA Spacecraft Slips Into Ceres' Orbit For First-Ever Visit To Dwarf PlanetA 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.
NASA's Dawn Spacecraft Closer To Unraveling Mystery Behind Bright Spots On Dwarf Planet CeresScientists 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.
Mysterious Bright Spots Pop Up In Latest NASA Images Of Dwarf Planet CeresTwo clear and stunning views of the dwarf planet Ceres have scientists scratching their heads as NASA's Dawn spacecraft nears its destination.
StarDate 7/10/2014: Mars And SpicaA 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.
'Planet Of The Apes' Movie Premieres In San Francisco, Despite Limited Filming Within CityIt 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.
NASA Releases Stunning ‘Global Selfie’ Taken On Earth DayOn 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.
StarDate 4/30/2014: A Giant Planet Near The Head Of The Water Snake 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.
Kepler Telescope Finds Smallest Planet Yet Outside Solar SystemAstronomers have found the smallest planet yet outside of our solar system.