A wall of hydrogen gas in the distant solar system has been spotted by astronomers. The object was seen in ultraviolet light by the New Horizons spacecraft, which visited Pluto in 2015. This wall is formed when hydrogen from the sun meets gas floating between the stars, and is compacted as our family of planets travels through the galaxy.Read More New Horizons Views Hydrogen Wall Near Edge of Solar System
Liquid water has been found on Mars for the first time. The underground lake is 20 kilometers in diameter, and lies 1.5 kilometers beneath the south pole of the Red Planet. This finding greatly increases the chance of finding primitive life on Mars, although complex life is unlikely to be found there, due to the harsh conditions.Read More Eureka! Liquid Water Discovered on Mars!
An asteroid orbiting backwards around the Sun may have come from another solar system, according to astronomers in France.
Asteroid 2015 BZ509 is roughly two miles across, and orbits the Sun at roughly the same distance as Jupiter. Computer simulations suggest the object may have joined our planetary family four-and-a-half billion years ago, just as the Earth and other planets were being formed.
A meteorite which crashed to Earth a decade ago is filled with diamonds. So, what leads scientists to believe it came from an ancient planet?Read More Diamonds from Space Could Come from Lost Planet
Images of Jupiter taken by the Juno spacecraft show stunning colorful waves rotating around the largest planet in the Solar System. Take a look…Read More NASA Reveals Time Lapse Images of Jupiter’s South Pole
NASA hopes to send a submarine to Titan to explore oceans of methane and ethane on the largest satellite orbiting Saturn. Here is the story of how researchers at WSU found ways of overcoming challenges with the mission.Read More Visiting the Vast Oceans of Titan with a NASA Submarine Just Got a Little Closer to Reality