Washington, May 14
Enheduanna, the name suggested by an Indian space enthusiast, is one of the winners of a NASA contest to name five new craters on Mercury.
The five winning names for the craters are: Enhe...
Toronto, May 6
Scientists have for the first time observed a planetary system under formation around a young star 450 light years from Earth in the constellation Taurus.
The researchers found that circu...
Washington, May 1
NASA’s Messenger spacecraft has crashed into the surface of Mercury, ending its historic 11-year mission that provided valuable data and thousands of images of the planet.Mission controller...
Washington, Apr 17
After more than four years of orbiting Mercury, NASA’s MESSENGER spacecraft will crash into the solar system’s innermost planet in two weeks when it runs out of propellant.NASA’s MErcury Su...
Washington, Apr 16
NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft has sent back its first colour image of the dwarf planet Pluto and its largest moon Charon, after more than nine years of travelling through the solar system.
Washington, Apr 2
NASA’s Curiosity rover has found mineral veins at a site on Mars, offering clues about multiple episodes of fluid movement in the area.
The mineral veins were found at the site called “Ga...
Melbourne, Mar 23
Scientists have discovered a 400 km-wide impact zone from a huge meteorite in central Australia which is the largest asteroid impact zone ever found on Earth.
A team led by Dr Andrew Glik...
London, Mar 18
Our Milky Way galaxy may be home to billions of planets orbiting their host stars in a habitable zone, where there could be liquid water and possibility of life, a new study has found.
Washington, May 17
Humans have always fantasised of “little green men” from Mars, and scientists have now come up with a new way to search for traces of alien life on the red planet. Visits to Mars by unma...
Washington, May 7
Scientists have unveiled the pH of water spewing from a geyser-like plume on Saturn’s moon Enceladus, a discovery that suggests it is a promising candidate to harbour life.
The finding fr...
Washington, May 5
Briny water may exist under certain conditions on the surface of Mars but it may not support life, data collected on the red planet by NASA’s Curiosity rover indicates.
The finding is bas...
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. April 30
NASA's Pluto-bound New Horizons spacecraft has spotted surface features on the icy world, including a possible polar cap, images released on Wednesday show.
With 60 million miles (97 mill...
Washington, Apr 17
Moon may have been created about 4.47 billion years ago, according to a new study of meteorites that provides clues to the giant collision which formed Earth and the lunar body.A giant impa...
London, Apr 14
Mars may have liquid water close to its surface, according to new data from NASA’s Curiosity rover which raises the chance of finding life on the red planet.Researchers have long known that...
Washington, Mar 24
Jupiter may have swept through the early solar system like a wrecking ball, destroying any newly-formed super-Earths by driving them into the Sun, a new study has found.
The findings sugg...
Washington, Mar 19
NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft has observed two unexpected phenomena in the Martian atmosphere: a mysterious high-altitude dust cloud and a deep bright ultraviolet aurora.The presence of the dust...
Washington, Mar 13
NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has found strong evidence of a massive saltwater ocean under the icy crust of Jupiter’s largest moon Ganymede that could potentially support life.The subterran...