Hubble has detected glowing water molecules around a planet outside our solar system for the first time. And, this gives us the strongest evidence to date for a stratosphere on an exoplanet.
An international team of astronomers has found that the sun’s core rotates nearly four times faster than the sun’s surface. Previously, it was assumed that both the core and the outer surface were rotating at about the same speed.
Study confirms Jupiter as the oldest planet in our Solar System. Looking at tungsten and molybdenum isotopes on iron meteorites, researchers found that meteorites are made up from two genetically distinct nebular reservoirs that coexisted but remained separated between 1 million and 3-4 million years after the explosion of a nearby star called a supernova 4600 million years ago that led to the formation of Solar System.
New study suggests advanced aliens do exist, but they haven't yet made contact because they are in a self-imposed state of hibernation, waiting for our Universe to become more habitable. According to paper published in the Journal of the British Interplanetary Society, alien lifeforms are most likely to have transitioned into a digital mode of existence.
NASA has shared the first-ever image of Jupiter’s ring taken from inside by Juno spacecraft during its initial science flyby over Jupiter's poles on August 27, 2016.
Astronomers have detected an atmosphere around an Earth-like planet called Gliese 1132b (GJ 1132b), which orbits the dwarf star GJ 1132. The planet is located at a distance of 39 light-years away from Earth in the southern constellation Vela,
Seven Earth-size planets that could potentially harbor life have been spotted orbiting a dim dwarf star called Trappist-1, which is located at 39 light-years away in the constellation Aquarius.
In a speech at the Oxford University Union, theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking says humanity will not survive another 1,000 years on Earth because of the usual suspects such as climate change, nuclear war and artificial intelligence. Our best chance for survival is to leave earth and find another planet to live on.
Astronomers at NASA have discovered electrons that reside outside the Earth's magnetic field which somehow get super-accelerated once they fall into a turbulent region called the foreshock. High above the surface, Earth’s magnetic field constantly deflects incoming supersonic particles from the sun, but these particles are disturbed in regions just outside the magnetic field and some that get reflected into the foreshock region accelerate almost at the speed of light. And observation from from NASA’s THEMIS (Time History of Events and Macroscale Interactions during Substorms) mission revealed that this turbulent region is responsible for the creation of high-speed electrons.