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Astronomers discover most distant object in Solar System

Astronomers discover most distant object in Solar System

Astronomers have discovered an object in our Solar System which is 120 times farther from the Sun than the Earth. This makes it the most distant body ever observed within this Solar System. The object has been provisionally designated 2018 VG18, and …Continue reading

Astronomers may have found a stray moon

Using NASA’s Hubble and Kepler space telescopes, astronomers have found evidence for what could be a moon orbiting a planet outside our solar system. This would be the first time this phenomenon has been observed. The moon ‘candidate’, which is 8,000 light-years …Continue reading

Japanese space agency successfully drops observation device on asteroid

An observation device, built in collaboration by the space agencies of Germany and France, has safely landed on the asteroid Ryugu. The device was released from an unmanned Japanese spacecraft on Wednesday. The device — known as the Mobile Asteroid Surface Scout …Continue reading

Final preparations underway for NASA’s mission to search nearby stars for new worlds

NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) is undergoing final preparations in Florida for its April 16 launch to find undiscovered exoplanets around nearby stars, which can then be assessed for their capacity to harbor life, said a statement released on Wednesday. It …Continue reading

Astronomers detect light from Universe’s earliest stars

Scientists from the United States have discovered a signal from the first stars to have emerged in the early universe about 180-million years after the Big Bang. This discovery, published in the international journal Nature, was made using a small radio telescope …Continue reading

The Seven Most Extreme Planets Ever Discovered

Scientists recently discovered the hottest planet ever found – with a surface temperature greater than some stars. As the hunt for planets outside our own solar system continues, we have discovered many other worlds with extreme features. And the ongoing exploration of our own …Continue reading

7 New Earth-Like Planets Discovered

A record breaking number of new Earth-like planets orbiting around a single star in a nearby solar system have been discovered by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). In a press release on February 22, 2017, NASA has said that all …Continue reading