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New Evidence Reveals What a "Typical" Solar System Looks Like

10 Confounding Mysteries Of Our Solar System

We’ve put men on the moon and car-sized robots on Mars. We’ve also discovered nearly 1,800 planets around other stars. It would be easy to think that …

Outer Space!: First Asteroid With Ring System Discovered

This is an artist's impression of the asteroid Chariklo. It is the first known asteroid with a ring system, sporting two distinct rings. Me? I don't …

The Astronomer Who Wanted to Rearrange the Solar System, Using Nukes

CalTech astronomer Fritz Zwicky was the first to conceive of dark matter, supernovas and neutron stars. He also had a theory about colonizing the …

Name It Pluto: New Pink Dwarf Planet Discovered At Edge Of Solar System

According to astronomers, there's a previously undiscovered pink dwarf planet orbiting our sun at 7-billion miles (about 75x the distance from the …

Hubble and Other Great Observatories Examine Galactic Center

<b>Hubble and Other Great Observatories Examine Galactic Center</b><b><br>The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope and its companion Great Observatories: the Spitzer Space Telescope and the Chandra X-ray Observatory have collaborated to produce an unprecedented image of the central region of our Milky Way galaxy.</b><p><b>In this spectacular image, observations using infrared light and X-ray light see through the obscuring dust and reveal the intense activity near the galactic core. Note that the center of the galaxy is</b> …

Breaking out of the Habitable Zone

In the search for extraterrestrial life, water is highly regarded as a key ingredient for life to arise. Its polar structure allows it to form …

Astronomy

Mars 360: the north pole

Did life on Earth begin at hot-water vents on the sea floor?

Three new papers strengthen the case that Earth’s first life began at alkaline hydrothermal vents at the bottoms of oceans. Scientists are interested …

The Case for Alien Life

Only one planet has been proven to support life: our own. But with at least 11 billion Earth-sized worlds in our galaxy orbiting in their stars' habitable zones, the odds that we are not alone are improving.<p>On Feb. 9, 2013, NASA's Curiosity rover found something on Mars that set a milestone in the …

Maven: Building a time machine for Mars

Our space correspondent goes behind the scenes at Nasa’s forthcoming quest to reveal how and why the red planet lost the majority of its atmosphere.<p>The high-ceilinged room resembles a brightly lit, white-walled operating theatre, and the people inside are dressed for surgery. It is impossible to …

Space

Voyager: A long, long trip into the unknown

Whether or not Nasa’s Voyager has become the first object to leave our solar system, Quentin Cooper wants to know what will happen if it meets extraterrestrial life?<p>Are we there yet? Don’t know. Are we there yet? Don’t know. Are we there yet? Don’t know.<p>Thankfully there are no small children aboard …

Astronomy