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Artist’s impression of the newly discovered object.

Japanese astronomers spot new class of object in the Kuiper Belt

A team at the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan has discovered a new class of object that has long been thought to exist in...
A view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows Saturn's northern hemisphere in 2016 as that part of the planet nears its northern hemisphere summer solstice. A year on Saturn is 29 Earth years; days only last 10:33:38, according to a new analysis of Cassini data. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute

Scientists finally know what time it is on Saturn

Saturn is the sixth planet from the Sun and the second-largest in the Solar System, after Jupiter. This gas giant actually has no solid surface...
The young protostar L1527 in the Taurus molecular cloud – Artistic representation

Early protostar already has a warped disk

The planets in our solar system orbit the sun in planes that are at most around seven degrees offset from the equator of the...
Artist concept of 2018 VG18, nicknamed "Farout." CREDIT Illustration by Roberto Molar Candanosa is courtesy of the Carnegie Institution for Science.

Astronomers discovered the most-distant solar system object

Astronomers have recently detected the most-distant body ever observed in our Solar System. The object has been given the provisional designation 2018 VG18. 2018 VG18, nicknamed "Farout"...
On its second flight, FOXSI captured evidence of hard X-ray emission from nanoflares. FOXSI’s observations of hard X-rays are shown in blue outlining the very hottest regions of the solar atmosphere, superimposed over a soft X-ray image of the Sun from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s (JAXA) and NASA’s Hinode solar-observing satellite

NASA-funded rocket to view Sun with x-ray vision

Sun, the hot ball of glowing gases at the heart of our solar system. Most of the gas — 91 percent — is hydrogen....
Europa’s Ocean Ascending

Europa’s Ocean Ascending

In a new study by the NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, scientists studied new animation that demonstrates how deformation in the icy surface of Europa...
Inside the target chamber at the University of Rochester’s Omega Facility, lasers compress iron-silicon samples to the ultrahigh pressures found in the cores of super-Earths. Photo courtesy of Laboratory for Laser Energetics

Ultrahigh-pressure laser experiments enlightens cores of super-Earth exoplanets

Researchers have identified more than 2,000 of these "super-Earths," exoplanets that are bigger than Earth, however, smaller than Neptune. By examining how iron and...
Artist’s rendition showing the inner structure of Mars. The topmost layer is known as the crust, underneath it is the mantle, which rests on an inner core. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Marsquakes could shake up planetary science

How are planets born? The answer to this question is the biggest mystery that various scientists are trying to solve. Now, NASA scientists are also...
NASA Fires up Voyager 1 Thrusters After 37 Years

NASA Fires up Voyager 1 Thrusters After 37 Years

Voyager 1, NASA's most remote and quickest spacecraft is the only man-made protest in interstellar space. The spacecraft, which has flown for a long time, depends...