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Planet’s destruction may offer glimpse into Earth’s end

For the first time astronomers have identified a planet that is spiralling towards a cataclysmic collision with its ageing sun, potentially offering a glimpse...

Moon-forming region seen around planet in another solar system

Scientists for the first time have spotted a moon-forming region around a planet beyond our solar system - a Jupiter-like world surrounded by a...

Never before seen pics of Mars surface emerge

Stunning images have come up from Mars after three new Mars spacecraft headed for the red planet.

Planet Earth its quietest in decades

Earth had its quietest period in decades during 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic significantly reduced human activity and its impact on the planet’s crust

This object may be fragment of wrecked planet

‘Oumuamua, meaning “messenger from afar” in the native Hawaiian language, is traveling out of the solar system

A huge planet may have smacked Jupiter long ago

Jupiter, the solar system’s largest planet, may have been smacked head-on by an embryonic planet 10 times Earth’s mass not long after being formed

Study reveals how marine snow cools the planet

“Marine snow is the falling debris of dead organisms in the ocean, such as plankton and algae,” said the study’s lead author, Dr Adriana Dutkiewicz.

Mercury mission to explore origin of Solar System

An unmanned European-Japanese space mission, dubbed BepiColombo, blasted off early Saturday morning, to Mercury the smallest planet in the solar system.

NASA space lasers to reveal new depths of planet’s ice loss

NASA is poised to launch Saturday its most advanced space laser ever, ICESat-2, a $1 billion dollar mission to reveal the depths of the...

Macron wins Chinese fans with Mandarin lesson

BEIJING: A behind-the-scenes video of French President Emmanuel Macron wrestling with the Mandarin pronunciation of his climate change slogan "Make our planet great again" has...

China tests self-sustaining space station in Beijing

BEIJING: Sealed behind the steel doors of two bunkers in a Beijing suburb, university students are trying to find out how it feels to live...

Scientists launch campaign to restore Pluto to the planet club

A team of scientists seeking to restore Pluto to planethood launched a campaign on Tuesday to broaden the astronomical classifications which led to its...

Planet in star system next door may have ocean

PARIS: A rocky planet discovered in the "habitable" zone of the star nearest our Sun may be covered with oceans, researchers at France's CNRS...

NASA unveils photos of Jupiter’s poles

WASHINGTON: NASA published Friday the first-ever images of Jupiter's north pole and its southern aurora, taken during the Juno spacecraft's first orbital flyby of the gaseous giant.

China unveils Mars rover, aims for 2020 mission

BEIJING: China has showed off its first images of a rover it plans to sent to Mars in mid-2020, which is designed to explore the planet surface for three months, state media said, the latest aim of China's ambitious space program.

‘Dwarf planet’ discovered in distant Solar System

PARIS: A rare "dwarf planet" 18 times smaller than Earth, has been discovered in the distant Solar System on an eccentric orbit far beyond Neptune, astronomers said Tuesday.

Discovery of exoplanet sheds light on planet formation

WASHINGTON: Astronomers announced the discovery of the youngest planet ever found outside our solar system, lending new insight into how planetary systems form.

NASA discovers Earth-like planet orbiting 'cousin' of Sun

MIAMI: Astronomers hunting for another Earth have found what may be the closest match yet, a potentially rocky planet circling its star at the same distance as the Earth orbits the Sun, NASA said Thursday.

Space probe 'Dawn' enters orbit of dwarf planet Ceres: NASA

WASHINGTON: The US space probe Dawn began orbiting the dwarf planet Ceres Friday on a voyage of discovery into the solar system's main asteroid belt, NASA said Friday.