NASA (July 15, 2013) Caleb: If you want to look back in time to the beginning of our solar system, look no further than comets and asteroids.
Molly: These solar system time capsules have been giving away secrets of not ... watch video
NASA (Feb. 15, 2013) It may have been small, appearing so even in the best optical telescopes on Earth, but the flyby of asteroid 2012 DA14 was anything but a minor event to astronomers. Never feared as a threat to ... watch video
NASA (July 25, 2013) What if one of the millions of asteroids in our solar system was on a collision course with the Earth? What would we do? How would we react? Hundreds of the world’s top engineers and ... watch video
Newsy (Oct. 19, 2014) A comet from the farthest reaches of the solar system passed extremely close to Mars this weekend, giving astronomers a rare opportunity to study it.
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May 20, 2015 Researchers who have modeled planetary systems far beyond our own solar system have found that massive moons larger than Mars might be the best bet in the search for life beyond ... read more
May 20, 2015 Astronomical research on asteroids, i.e. minor planets, is also benefiting from the large-scale Gaia mission of the European Space Agency (ESA). Even though the astrometry satellite's main purpose is ... read more
May 20, 2015 Astronomers using ESO's Very Large Telescope in Chile have captured the most detailed image ever taken of the Medusa Nebula. As the star at the heart of this nebula made its ... read more
May 19, 2015 Run far or run fast? That is one of the questions NASA is trying to answer with one of its latest studies -- and the answers may help keep us in shape on Earth, as well as in ... read more
May 15, 2015 Scientists have conducted a simulation that explains the collision between two clusters of galaxies. Clusters of galaxies are the biggest objects that exist in the universe. ... read more
May 14, 2015 The mysterious bright spots on the dwarf planet Ceres are better resolved in a image recently taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft. The images were taken from a distance of 8,400 ... read more
Sep. 10, 2014 Astronomers have defined the 'Venus Zone,' the area around a star in which a planet is likely to exhibit the unlivable conditions found on the planet Venus. The research will aid Kepler ... read more
Oct. 30, 2013 Kepler-78b is a planet that shouldn't exist. This scorching lava world circles its star every eight and a half hours at a distance of less than one million miles - one of the tightest known ... read more
Dec. 20, 2011 Astronomers have detected two Earth-sized planets orbiting a distant star. This discovery marks a milestone in the hunt for alien worlds, since it brings scientists one step closer to their ultimate ... read more