Scientists have reported the first ever discovery of a moon orbiting around an ‘exoplanet’ – a planet that exists outside of the Earth’s solar system.
Scientists have found 12 new moons orbiting around Jupiter, in a breakthrough discovery about our mysterious neighbor.
A day was once only 18 hours long when the moon was closer to Earth, a new study has claimed.
Some 70,000 years ago, when humans and Neanderthals shared the planet, an alien star streaked through the outer edges of our solar system and jostled its contents, astronomers say. In a study of hundreds of…
NASA announced a remarkable, groundbreaking new find in a press conference on Wednesday: an entire new solar system filled with planets similar to Earth and could potentially support life. Researchers revealed that they have made perhaps the most promising exoplanet discovery ever, finding seven planets that are in orbit around a relatively nearby star,
An incredibly luminous outburst that astronomers had previously classified as possibly the brightest supernova ever actually might have been caused by the explosive death of a star torn apart by a giant black hole, a new study finds.
Proxima b is a rocky, terrestrial planet with a surface (not a ball of gas, like Jupiter), a minimum mass of 1.3 Earth masses, and in a close orbit of approximately 11.2 days with Proxima Centauri, the nearest star to the Sun.