A second planet has been discovered circling Beta Pictoris, a fledgling star in our own galaxy offering astronomers a rare glimpse of a planetary system in the making, according to a study published Monday.
The solar system's smallest, innermost planet will resemble a tiny black dot on Monday as it passes directly between Earth and the sun. It begins at 7:35 a.m. EST.
Just days before the fight against the coronavirus pandemic moved into top gear, forward steps in the race to save the planet were taken too. India hosted the Thirteenth Meeting of the Conference
The global struggle to slow the spread of the coronavirus has brought with it cancelled flights, closed businesses and a quickly escalating economic slowdown that could be devastating to millions. It is also certain to shrink greenhouse gas emissions this year,
Scientists on Monday unveiled the first global geological map of Saturn's moon Titan including vast plains and dunes of frozen organic material and lakes of liquid methane, illuminating an exotic world considered a strong candidate in the search for life beyond Earth.
In a stunning hour-long video, NASA's sun-pointing semi-autonomous spacecraft, the Solar Dynamics Observatory, has put together a time lapse of its 10 years of observing the Sun.
Scientists have discovered a planet about as large as Neptune that circles a nearby star which is still surrounded by a disk of debris left over from its formation.
The International Astronomical Union (IAU) on Wednesday named one of the new stars discovered as 'Sharjah.'
A colossal, head-on collision between Jupiter and a still-forming planet in the early solar system, about 4.5 billion years ago, has left Jupiter's core less dense and more extended that expected, say researchers.