Solar System: News

02 Jun 2023


Top discoveries of NASA's Kepler telescope: Exoplanets and more

Space telescopes give us stunning glimpses of the cosmos and help astronomers gain better insights into the universe.

31 May 2023


NASA's Webb spots giant vapor plume on Saturn's moon Enceladus

Researchers using NASA's James Webb Space Telescope have mapped a massive plume of water vapor arising from Saturn's moon Enceladus.

24 May 2023


In a first, NASA observes a polar cyclone on Uranus

For the first time, NASA scientists have found strong evidence of a polar cyclone on Uranus. The phenomenon was observed at the north pole of the planet.

15 May 2023


Saturn becomes first planet to have 100+ known moons

As many as 62 new moons have been discovered around Saturn, taking the total count from 83 to a whopping 145.

12 May 2023

Black Hole

Astronomers capture largest cosmic explosion ever: Know what caused it

Researchers have captured the largest-ever explosion in space and it is unlike anything witnessed before.

05 May 2023


Coronal Mass Ejection heading toward Earth after massive solar eruption

The Sun appears to be in a very active state. On Thursday, it was reported that sunspot AR3296 exploded, setting off solar flares which caused radio blackouts on Earth, particularly over Africa.

04 May 2023


Saturn is losing its iconic rings but why

Saturn's ring system has long enthralled astronomers but the iconic rings are in danger.

14 Apr 2023

European Space Agency

ESA launches JUICE mission to probe Jupiter's moons: Key facts

European Space Agency has successfully launched the JUICE (Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer) mission, which will probe Jupiter and three of its moons—Europa, Callisto, and Ganymede.

11 Apr 2023

Space News

Mercury will reach its highest point in evening sky today

You will be able to see Mercury climb to its highest point in the evening sky today.

NASA's JWST captures Uranus's ring system in stunning details

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope has captured extraordinary details of Uranus, ranging from the planet's spectacular ring system to features of the atmosphere.

28 Mar 2023


NASA's JWST detects exoplanet's temperature for first time: Know how

Researchers have used the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) to measure the temperature of a rocky Earth-like exoplanet called TRAPPIST-1 b.

27 Mar 2023


#RarePhenomenon: Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Uranus to be visible tomorrow

The heavens have been kind to us by showcasing some rare planetary conjunctions in the sky.

06 Feb 2023


Scientists discover a weird and previously unknown form of ice

Scientists from Cambridge and University College London (UCL) have created a new form of ice which is amorphous in nature.

19 Jan 2023

Space News

Signals from Sun could help scientists accurately predict solar flares

Scientists have come up with a new way to estimate from where and when the next solar flares might arise.

09 Jan 2023

Space News

A comet, not seen in 50,000 years, is approaching Earth

Stargazers are in for a visual treat as a super-rare comet is soon set to cross Earth.

04 Jan 2023


Astronomers discovered over 200 new planets in 2022

NASA has confirmed via a recent Twitter post that 5,235 exoplanets have been discovered to date. In 2022 alone, astronomers across the globe discovered over 200 planets outside our solar system.

02 Jan 2023


NASA's image reveals the Sun in all its glory

NASA has shared a new picture of the Sun captured by the Solar Dynamic Observatory (SDO).

21 Dec 2022


Meet Meenakshi Wadhwa, Indian-origin scientist driving NASA's key Mars mission

NASA is planning to bring back samples from Mars by 2030. Indian-origin scientist Meenakshi Wadhwa is leading the crucial Mars Sample Return (MSR).

21 Dec 2022

Space Science

Spiraling exoplanet suggests how Earth might meet its end

An exoplanet known as Kepler-1658b is spiraling closer toward its host star. This is the first time that astronomers have been able to observe the decaying orbit of an exoplanet around an "evolved" or older parent object.

17 Dec 2022


A nearly 100-ft asteroid is approaching Earth today, says NASA

A potentially hazardous 98-foot-wide asteroid, dubbed 2022 WU11, is approaching Earth today, as per NASA.

28 Nov 2022

Space News

Red Planet Day: Its significance and some lesser-known Martian facts

Red Planet Day is celebrated each year on November 28 to commemorate the launch date of Mariner 4, the first-ever spacecraft to fly by Mars in 1965.

22 Nov 2022


Volcanic eruptions altered climate of ancient Venus, says NASA

Massive volcanic eruptions might have led to climate change on Venus, a new study by NASA has claimed.

19 Nov 2022


Alert! A 75ft asteroid is heading Earth's way, says NASA

A 75-feet asteroid, dubbed 2022 VO2, is heading toward Earth, according to NASA. It will come close to our planet on Saturday (November 19).

04 Nov 2022


NASA's InSight Mars Lander will bid adieu in few weeks

NASA's InSight Lander will soon reach the end of its four-year mission.

13 Oct 2022


NASA's Venus aerobot prototype excels test flights in Nevada

If the environment on Venus is not conducive for spacecrafts, can we try something else? Like a robotic balloon?

12 Oct 2022


Perseverance Mars Rover faces unexpected glitch while picking rock samples

NASA's Perseverance Rover is diligently collecting rock samples as it parades the Jezero Crater on Mars.

10 Oct 2022


Chandrayaan-2 Orbiter reveals the Moon has abundance of sodium

For the first time, Chandrayaan-2's X-ray spectrometer has found an abundance of sodium on the Moon.

08 Oct 2022

Space News

Uranus' odd tilt: Scientists might have solved the puzzle

Uranus has remarkable differences from its 'planetary twin' Neptune.

27 Sep 2022

Space News

Over 7,000kg of trash: Mars has already become junkyard planet

Fifty years, 14 missions, and 18 man-made objects—that's what humanity's relationship with Mars looks like in the fewest of words.

26 Sep 2022


Saturn's moon Enceladus might be habitable, says study

An icy moon of Saturn called Enceladus could become the next epicenter of humanity's search for alien life.

22 Sep 2022


Jupiter, Earth will be closest in 59 years: Don't miss

Stargazers can expect incredible views of Jupiter on Monday (September 26). The gas giant is set to make its closest approach to Earth in the last 59 years.

08 Sep 2022

Space News

Super-Earths found 100 light-years from Earth; 1 may support life

Thanks to scientific advancements, we are able to unlock new secrets of this massive universe almost every other week.

31 Aug 2022

Solar Energy

Sun emits flares; causes GPS malfunction and power outages

The Sun is certainly keeping the Earth on its toes. Between August 28 and 29, the star hurled two flares toward our planet, causing GPS crashes, blackouts, and breathtaking aurora.

22 Aug 2022

Space News

Earth-Mars trip in 45 days? Lasers might do the trick

Scientists believe that using current technology, a trip from Earth to Mars would take six to nine months.

18 Aug 2022


Earth's water may have come from asteroids, claims Japanese probe

Water is one of the crucial factors that enable life on Earth. However, have you ever wondered how a once magma-covered Earth turned into the present 'Blue Planet'?

16 Aug 2022

Space News

Beware! Earth might get hit by consecutive solar storms

The Earth seems to have incurred the Sun's wrath. The star has hurled a coronal mass ejection (CME) which should hit us tomorrow i.e. August 17 and result in a G2-class solar storm.

03 Aug 2022

Space News

Beware! Geomagnetic storm to hit Earth today: Understanding the phenomenon

The US's National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has announced Earth may be hit by a geomagnetic storm on Wednesday.

01 Aug 2022

Space News

Giant eruption occurs on the Sun; might caught geomagnetic storms

An explosion occurred behind the Sun's northeastern limb on Sunday and hurled a C9.3-class solar flare.

26 Jul 2022

Space News

Why inner solar system spins slower than it should

Ever wondered why the inner solar system spins slower than the laws of modern physics dictate? Well, researchers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) might have discovered the answer to the riddle.

19 Jul 2022

Space News

China will launch first probe to study Sun this October

China will launch its first solar probe in October this year. The announcement was done by the National Center for Space Science.

08 Jul 2022


Passing star shifting Neptune's orbit could be solar system's doom

What makes a planet influential? In Neptune's case, it is its ability to be the cause of our solar system's doom.

27 Jun 2022

Mount Everest

Comet twice Everest's size heading toward Earth: How to watch?

A massive comet named C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS) is heading toward Earth. It is twice the size of Mount Everest and will make its closest approach on July 14.

22 Jun 2022


Massive sunspot facing Earth doubles in size; raises serious concerns

Scientists at NASA are closely monitoring a gigantic sunspot called AR3038, which has doubled in size in the past 24 hours.

13 Apr 2022


5 planets, the Moon to align in epic stargazing event

Skywatchers and others will soon be treated to an intriguing celestial spectacle beginning from the last week of April.

Astronomers unravel mysteries of Pluto using India's largest optical telescope

A team of Indian and international scientists has made several key revelations about Pluto—the dwarf planet which was demoted from the status of a full-fledged planet over 16 years ago.

19 Sep 2021

Space News

Astronomer who demoted Pluto claims he's found new ninth planet

Pluto was controversially stripped of its designation as a planet in 2006. A planetary scientist who was the fiercest advocate of the celestial body's demotion claims he has now found another celestial body worthy of recognition as a planet.

02 Nov 2020


Psyche: Why are scientists so interested in this $10,000-quadrillion asteroid?

A new study has found that an Asteroid in our solar system, Asteroid 16 Psyche, could be made entirely of metal and is worth an estimated $10,000 quadrillion.

16 Sep 2020


New Solar Cycle begins: Here's what it means

A few hours ago, scientists from NASA and the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced that the Sun has entered a new Solar Cycle. They described it as the Solar Cycle 25.

15 Sep 2020


How scientists found potential signs of life on 'inhospitable' Venus

Recently, a team of scientists made major headlines for discovering potential signs of life on Venus.

26 Aug 2020

Space News

An AI just found 50 new planets: Here's how

In a major development, an AI algorithm has discovered as many as 50 new planets.

14 Jul 2020


Rare comet visible from today, will disappear for 6,800 years

Starting tonight, July 14, a rare comet will streak across the night sky for a period of 20 days.

08 Jun 2020

Space News

New Earth-like planet found orbiting a Sun-like star: Details here

In a major development, a team of researchers has discovered an Earth-like exoplanet revolving around a Sun-like star.

06 Nov 2019

Space News

NASA Voyager 2 just found a weird interstellar boundary

Last year, NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft crossed into interstellar space and became the second-ever man-made object to enter the realm between the Sun and stars (first being Voyager 1).

19 Sep 2019

Space News

Second interstellar object ever observed captured in photos: Details here

A couple of weeks ago, an amateur astronomer discovered what looked like the second-ever interstellar object passing through our Solar System.

16 Aug 2019


Astronomers just found the biggest black hole ever

Just a few months after capturing the real photograph of a black hole's event horizon, aka the point of no return, astronomers have got another big black hole-associated discovery.

18 Jun 2019


Venus was Solar System's 'first habitable planet'. Here's what happened

Planet Venus often gets branded as Earth's evil twin; how despite sharing similar sizes, density, and chemical makeup, Venus is a Hadean reflection of Earth.

08 Jun 2019


Soon, you will be able to see Jupiter without telescope

In a matter of days, Jupiter, the largest planet of our Solar System, will appear bigger and brighter than normal.

12 Apr 2019

Black Hole

How big is the supermassive black hole scientists photographed

On April 10, a team of scientists working with the European Southern Observatory started a new era in astrophysics by unveiling the first-ever directly-observed photo of a supermassive black hole.

11 Dec 2018

Space News

NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft just entered interstellar space: Details here

After flying through Solar System for over 40 years, NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft has entered interstellar space.

27 Nov 2018

Mars Orbiter Mission

Touchdown! NASA's InSight robot sets foot on Mars: Details here

After traveling through deep space for over six months, NASA's InSight lander has finally reached its destination - Mars.

18 Jul 2018

Space News

10 more moons discovered around Jupiter, one is an oddball

In a rather notable finding, astronomers have discovered 10 new moons orbiting Jupiter, bringing its total satellites to a whopping 79 - by far the most moons found orbiting any planet.

17 Feb 2018

Space News

NASA discovers 95 new planets, beyond our solar system

NASA has discovered 95 new planets outside our solar system.

06 Feb 2018

Space News

In a first, planets discovered outside the Milky Way

A group of astronomers has for the first time discovered about 2,000 planets outside the Milky Way Galaxy.

01 Jan 2018

Space News

NASA sets 2018 goal: Will launch mission to "touch" Sun!

NASA, which is turning 60 this year, has released a "2018 to do list" including an exciting mission to "touch" Sun!

01 Oct 2017


Massive global aurora triggered on Mars by strong solar storm

An unexpectedly strong solar storm which occurred on 11th September has triggered a global aurora on Mars, doubling the radiation levels on the red planet.

23 Sep 2017


NASA denies the existence of Nibiru or Planet X

NASA addressed the issue and said that all predictions about the world ending on 23 September 2017 were false.

07 Sep 2017

Space News

Is there a Mars-like 'Planet 9' hidden? Evidences say so!

There are currently eight planets in our solar system; but according to astronomers, there could be many more.

02 Sep 2017

Space News

Proof of aliens? Stephen Hawking mission detects mysterious signals

A mission to find alien life has picked up mysterious radio signals coming from a galaxy three billion light years away.

28 Jul 2017

Space News

Scientists might have made a significant discovery: The first exomoon

In what could be a significant discovery, a team of scientists has detected a signal from what is believed to be the first known "exomoon": a moon beyond our solar system.

26 Jun 2017


Is there a Mars-like 'Planet 9' hidden? Evidences say so!

There are currently eight planets in our solar system; but according to astronomers, there could be many more.

20 Jun 2017

Space News

NASA discovers 10 Earth-like planets outside solar system

NASA detected 219 potential new planets just outside our solar system.

14 Apr 2017

Space News

Extraterrestrial life could possibly exist in our solar system

In a press conference last night, NASA shared its latest findings in the search for extraterrestrial life in our solar system.

23 Feb 2017

Space News

7 new Earth-sized planets discovered

Astronomers have spotted 7 Earth-sized planets revolving around a star called TRAPPIST-1.