Super Saturn: A star with over 30 rings that are 200 times larger than Saturn

The James Webb Space Telescope on Wednesday beamed back a series of images taken from the edge of the solar system, which showed Neptune out there in the vacuum of space. The image showed the planet covered in rings that had not been seen before. Our Solar System has several planets with rings, including Saturn and…

Longest living mission: Built for five, Voyager completes 45 years in space

Launched from Earth in 1977 to explore the world of Jupiter and Saturn, the twin Voyager probes are still alive and kicking, but not in the solar system. The two probes have been operating in interstellar space, crossing the heliospheric boundary where our Sun’s impact ends. Known as the time capsule of a bygone…

The Sun is angry, hurtles 36 eruptions, 6 solar flares in just two weeks

The Sun, which is the source of all life on the planet, is buzzing with activity as it reaches the peak of the solar cycle. The star in our solar system in just two weeks has emitted 35 Coronal Mass Ejections (CMEs), 14 sunspots, and six solar flares, while some of them have been away from us, others have directly hit…

Secret memo confirms object from interstellar space hit Earth in 2014. It came from another star system

It was in 2017 when an object raised curiosity among astronomers and commoners the world over. Oumuamua, was coming from outside of our solar system, the region known as interstellar space. But, was it the first visitor to travel close to Earth? At the time it was. A secret memo released by the US Space Command now…

Hubble finds the biggest comet in our solar system. It takes 3 million years to go around the Sun

The Hubble Space Telescope, which has remained our eyes and ears, into the mysteries of deep space, is in no mood to disappoint even after three decades of its record service. The flying observatory has now revealed the largest icy comet nucleus ever seen by astronomers. Dubbed C/2014 UN271 (Bernardinelli-Bernstein),…

There are 5,000 worlds outside our solar system, some like Earth, confirms Nasa

When humans began looking into the sky, the first thought that popped the scientific curiosity was are we alone in the universe? In time, we discovered planets around the Sun, separated by billions of kilometers, forming our solar system. Nasa has gone a step beyond that cosmic boundary and confirmed there are more…

Two celestial bodies collide in deep space. Their debris might answer how our solar system was formed

When humans began space exploration, the first question that appeared was how did our planet form? With the discovery of many other planets, it changed to how the solar system was formed? A long-standing theory remains that the system was shaped by mega-collisions between rocky bodies. Astronomers have now spotted a…

Smallest planet outside our solar system detected where one year is just eight-hour-long

Scientists have spotted one of the smallest planets ever discovered outside our solar system, a scorching-hot world a bit larger than Mars and just about as dense as pure iron zooming around its home star every eight hours. The researchers said on Thursday they managed to detect the planet, located a relatively close…

A mega heist: Deep network detects whopping 301 new planets beyond our solar system

Scientists have for the first time discovered a whopping 301 planets orbiting their stars outside of our solar system. The new discovery marks a major era in deep space exploration as scientists use a new tool that can significantly enhance our capability to locate new worlds as we search for life beyond Earth. The…