The red planet will soon experience the great relief of having a half-mile wide lump of icy rock just miss it on a flyby. DNews Space Producer Dr. Ian O'Neill explains just how lucky our ruddy, rocky Milky Way buddy will be.
Scientists believe they have spotted a rocky planet in the making around a young, sun-like star 1,200 light years away in the constellation Vela.
You may never set foot on Mars, but your words and pictures could land there later this year.
If you were in any doubt about the similarities between Earth and Titan, this animation of several observations snapped by NASA's Cassini Saturn orbiter should convince you otherwise. Continue reading →
Trace looks at the top theories for how Mars could be terraformed. Just don't expect for there to be a nice new red planet to move to before the next Super Bowl.
The stellar nursery that produced our solar system separated out from the rest of the galaxy some 30 million years before the sun was born, new research shows.
As hurricanes take aim at Hawaii, astronomers in Hawaii aimed their telescopes at storms raging on another planet: distant Uranus. Continue reading →
Asteroids and comets that repeatedly smashed into the early Earth covered the planet's surface with molten rock during its earliest days, but still may have left oases of water that could have supported the evolution of life, scientists say.
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