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Discovery of 20 new moons puts Saturn ahead of Jupiter

Tuesday, 08 October 2019

The solar system has a new winner in the moon department. Twenty new moons have been found around ......

As head of ‘space nation’, Russian scientist-cum-businessman aims for the stars

Monday, 25 June 2018

It sounds appealing given the state of politics on Earth: a plan to launch a utopian “space ......

Dwarf planet has a ring to it: Study

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Move over Saturn! Scientists have found a ring around an unassuming mini-planet in our Solar System ......

Life may be possible on these seven Earth-size planets

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Astronomers have found a nearby solar system with seven Earth-sized planets, three of which circle ......

Nasa unveils photos of Jupiter’s poles

Saturday, 03 September 2016

NASA published the first-ever images of Jupiter’s north pole and its southern aurora, taken ......

Scientists discover strange planet with three stars 340 light years away

Friday, 08 July 2016

An international team of astronomers announced Thursday the discovery of a strange planet in a ......

Hello Jupiter! NASA spacecraft arrives at giant planet

Tuesday, 05 July 2016

Braving intense radiation, a NASA spacecraft reached Jupiter on Monday after a five-year voyage to ......

Watch Snoop Dogg’s commentary in ‘Planet Earth’ parody show

Saturday, 26 March 2016

Snoop Dogg heard the call of the wild, and he responded. The rapper is providing commentary for ......

Astronomers are ‘closer’ to locating ninth planet beyond Neptune

Wednesday, 24 February 2016

U.S. astronomers announced last month they may have found a ninth planet beyond Neptune, but ......

‘Ninth planet’ may exist in solar system: U.S. scientists

Thursday, 21 January 2016

A previously unknown giant planet may have been discovered lurking in the outer reaches of our solar ......

NASA reveals sharpest images of Pluto

Saturday, 25 July 2015

A stunning silhouette of Pluto taken by NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft after it shot past the ......

Little Pluto bigger than scientists thought as flyby looms

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Little Pluto is a little bigger than anyone imagined. On the eve of NASA’s historic flyby of ......

Water on white dwarf raises prospects of H20-rich planets

Thursday, 07 May 2015

Large amounts of water may exist on numerous deep space bodies, said a study Thursday that raises ......

Solar system has two more planets: astronomers

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

The Solar System has at least two more planets waiting to be discovered beyond the orbit of Pluto, ......

NASA discovers ‘Earth-like’ planet

Friday, 18 April 2014

U.S.-based scientists have discovered a “rocky” new planet, considered to be the most ......

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