Items tagged with solar system

A quartet of planets is about to align with the Moon and you won't need a telescope to view the heavenly event. Jupiter, Venus, Mars, and Saturn will all be visible to the naked eye. It isn't often that the alignment of so many planets is viewable without the aid of a telescope or pair of binoculars. It tends to... Read more...
Uranus is capable of making it rain diamonds, and that's no joke. Along with Neptune, the two planets, referred to as ice giants, have temperatures and pressures that are so excessive it causes intense physical reactions. In order for a diamond to form, it requires a combination of events to occur, according to a new research paper released Read more...
A 30 year journey of exploring beyond our own solar system has led to the discovery of over 5,000 exoplanets, as confirmed by NASA yesterday. The count surpassed the 5,000 milestone after the latest batch of 65 exoplanets were added to the NASA Exoplanet Archive. While the question of whether or not we are alone in... Read more...
A recent research paper suggests that dwarf planet Ceres may have originated at the icy edges of the solar system. Ceres is the largest object in the asteroid belt and is vastly different than its rocky neighbors. Ceres is classified as a dwarf planet that exists in the asteroid belt that lies between Mars and... Read more...
Samples that were collected from the Japanese Hayabusa2 mission were received just over one year ago back here on Earth. Scientists have been busy trying to unlock some mysteries to the origin of our Solar System ever since. Space agencies and scientists have been searching for clues to unlock the origin story of... Read more...
The search for another planet in our solar system has came up empty for astronomers searching the skies. Astrophysicists have explored the possibility for some time and many firmly believe one does exist. Now 38-year-old data may back up what they have suspected all along. The exploration of space has taken us far... Read more...