The Curiosity rover, which is designed to explore Mars, has found an ancient oasis on Mars. Researchers working with the Curiosity rover have found salt-enriched…
After nine years of operation in deep space collecting data, Kepler Spacecraft has retired. NASA has decided to retire the spacecraft within its current, safe orbit, away from Earth. Space observatory launched on March 7, 2009, into an Earth-trailing heliocentric orbit.View More The Legacy of Kepler Spacecraft – How Many Planets Spacecraft Discovered?
The well-known planet hunter Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) has found its first alien world better to say “Super-Earth” in the Universe. TESS was launched on April 18, 2018 atop a Falcon 9 rocket. During its primary mission, it is expected to find more than 20,000 exoplanets, compared to approximately 3,800 exoplanets known when it launched.View More Well-Known Planet Hunter Has Just Discovered Its First Alien World
Ceres is considered as the first asteroid that was discovered in 1801. It is sometimes assumed that Ceres has been reclassified as a dwarf planet, and that it is therefore no longer considered an asteroid. For example, a news update at Space.com spoke of “Pallas, the largest asteroid, and Ceres, the dwarf planet formerly classified as an asteroid”, whereas an IAU question-and-answer posting states, “Ceres is the largest asteroid”. So, according at the point of view of Space.com Ceres is a dwarf planet that is considered as the smallest and closest one.View More Ceres Was the First Asteroid to Be Discovered
Dwarf planets in our Solar System are Pluto, Eris, Haumea, Makemake and Ceres. It is estimated that there are more than 200 dwarf planets in the Kuiper belt of the outer Solar System and possibly more than 10,000 in the region beyond. A dwarf planet is a planetary-mass object that is neither a planet nor a natural satellite. It is a body orbiting the Sun that is big enough to round itself by its own gravity, but has not cleared its orbital path of other rival bodies. So let’s discover which ones are 5 dwarf planets in our solar system.View More 5 Dwarf Planets In Our Solar System
Eris dwarf planet is the most massive and second-largest dwarf planet in the known Solar System. Eris was discovered on October 21, 2003 by M.E. Brown, C.A. Trujillo, and D. Rabinowitz at the Palomar Observatory. It is named for the ancient Greek goddess of discord and strife. The name fits since Eris remains at the center of a scientific debate about the definition of a planet. As stated NASA “Eris first appeared to be larger than Pluto. This triggered a debate in the scientific community that led to the International Astronomical Union’s decision in 2006 to clarify the definition of a planet.View More Top 10 Facts about Eris Dwarf Planet
An exoplanet or extrasolar planet is a planet outside our solar system that orbits a star. This is a list of habitable exoplanets and possible exoplanets. We are introducing you top 10 potentially habitable exoplanets, that is based on estimates of habitability by the habitable exoplanets catalog (HEC), and data from the NASA Exoplanet Archive. The HEC is maintained by the Planetary Habitability Laboratory at the University of Puerto Rico at Arecibo.View More Top 10 Potentially Habitable Exoplanets
Pluto was first discovered in 1930 by Clyde W. Tombaugh. Astronomers had always been thought that there would be a ninth planet in our Solar System, which was called planet X. After a year of observations, Tombaugh finally discovered an object in the right orbit, and declared that he had discovered Planet X. They named it Pluto. The name of the Pluto (the Roman god of the underworld) was suggested 11 years old girl. But in 2006 it is declared that Pluto is no longer a Planet. On February 17, 2018 the Washington Post wrote, that six years old Irish girl wrote to a NASA asking for Pluto’s return to the solar system planetary club.View More Why is Pluto No Longer Considered a Planet?
Bright Lights on Dwarf Planet Ceres, pictured by NASA’s Dawn space probe. Ceres is the largest object in the asteroid belt, which lies between Mars and Jupiter. The diameter of dwarf planet Ceres is about 950 kilometers. Images taken nearly 46,000 kilometres from Ceres show that a bright spot on the planet, which scientists discovered previously, appears next to another slightly darker spot, NASA said in a news release. Scientists expect to receive better views of the mystery lights as the spacecraft closes in and spirals nearer the dwarf planet Ceres on March 6.View More The Mystery of Bright Lights on Dwarf Planet Ceres
Published the new research, allowing to calculate influence of clouds on climate of alien planets, rotating round red dwarfs. Conclusions of participants of the joint group of the Chicago and Northwest universities are based on exact computer modeling of behavior of clouds in the atmosphere of alien planets. But besides purely scientific interest, this research also allows to draw a conclusion that existence of a cloudy cover twice expands a manned space of red dwarfs. And it means that only in one galaxy in a manned zone of the stars there can be over 60 billion alien planets. The formula for calculation of a manned space of alien planets is places where they can keep liquid water on the surface. But it is insufficiently exact as almost doesn’t consider existence of clouds in the atmosphere of exoplanet.View More 60 billion alien planets in a manned space of red dwarfs