Hubble finds traces of water on five planets
By: Christine Zibas
A new era has begun in space research, according to Planetary Scientist Dr. Avi Mandell of the Goddard Space Flight Center, which is run by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). This era will be one of “characterization.” Dr. Mandell is a...
Earth-like planets that revolve around their own suns
By: Steven Mars
The Kepler spacecraft has discovered that one in five of stars similar to the Sun of the Earth's solar system have planets similar to Earth. Scientists claim there are billions of planets that have the proper conditions for the support of life. A planet similar...
General information and overview of comet ISON
By: Karyn B Jules
Since its discovery by Russian astronomers in Sept. 2012, comet ISON has become the subject of much speculation and excitement. ISON is a sun-grazing comet, which means its orbit will take it extremely close to the sun. If ISON survives its perilous journey through the...
General information and overview of comet ISON
By: Steven Mars
Comet ISON was discovered on Sept. 21, 2012, by astronomers Vitali Nevski and Artyom Novichonok of the International Scientific Optical Network. The abbreviation of the network is what the comet ISON is named after. Other astronomers had already reported a sighting of the comet. The...
Hubble telescope spots 'weird and freakish' comet
By: Christine Zibas
Is it a comet or an asteroid? For scientists using the Hubble Telescope, it is described only as a “weird and freakish” object with six tails that was later identified as Asteroid P/2013 P5 with six dust trails that are reminiscent of those of...
Facts about Naiad, moon of Neptune
By: Keith Ziegman
Naiad, a tiny moon of Neptune was lost and had not been seen for over twenty years. The elongated-shaped moon was originally discovered in September, 1989 by the Voyager 2 spacecraft. Since 1989 all attempts to view the tiny moon have been unsuccessful. The problem...
Study finds that diamonds may be found on other planets
By: Merryl Lentz
Diamonds may not only be a girl's best friend – they may also be an extraterrestrial's closest companion. This is because new research suggests that the sparkly stones could possibly tumble from the skies of the planetary gas giants, Jupiter and Saturn.Previously, studies had...
Facts about Naiad, moon of Neptune
By: Merryl Lentz
It's hard to imagine that something as large as a moon could be lost, but that's exactly what happened to Naiad, Neptune's closest moon. The 62 mile-wide moon went missing in 1989, shortly after it was discovered by the cameras of NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft...
By: William O'Neal Stringer
The theory regarding the transfer of life from the Earth to another planet in the universe is known as panspermia. Panspermia-theory says that, “Panspermia is a Greek word that translates literally as seeds everywhere." The seeding of life to other worlds is categorized...
How many planets are there in space
By: Irrira Rikki
ANOTHER PLANET Searching for how many planets are in space calls for time; if our own Galaxy - the Milky Way - is +- 100,000 Light Years in diameter. We also need better understanding. According to a NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory report, June...

 

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