Newly-Discovered Asteroids Have Interstellar Origins

A bunch of asteroids whose exact origin is still unknown has been detected to be moving around the Sun in between the orbits of Jupiter and Neptune. Researchers from São Paulo State University's Institute of Geosciences and Exact Sciences (IGCE-UNESP)...

The Center of our Solar System Has Been Located

The Solar System doesn't have the Sun in the center, and everything else orbits around it. Rather, every cosmic body in the system impacts the star with their gravitational pull, making it move around a bit. This means that the...

Jupiter Could Have Become the Second Star in our Solar System

About half of all the star systems in our galaxy are made of couples or triplets of stars. Our Solar System, on the other hand, only has one star, the Sun, and a few small planets. However, this was almost...

TRAPPIST-1’s Planets Are Similar to Those in our Solar System, Suggesting Possible Habitable Zone

The TRAPPIST-1 system is an ultra-cool red dwarf system more massive than Jupiter, and it is a hot spot for astronomers. It is located about 40 light-years away, and has seven rocky exoplanets, out of which three are in their...

Space Rocks Are Crucial in Understanding the Solar System ​

Our Solar System formed about 4.5 billion years ago, which is a long time, more so when taking into consideration the fact that humans allegedly only appeared on Earth in the last 300,000 years. To better understand the Solar System...

Space Protein Finding Hints At The Existence Of Alien Life

The very first known alien protein has been found inside a meteorite that's called Acfer 086 that hit Algeria 30 years ago. It's been reported that this hemolithin protein includes lithium and iron, and this fueled the theories that life...

Japan Plans to Collect Samples From Mars’ Moon Phobos

While space agencies all over the world, such as the European Space Agency (ESA) and NASA, mainly concentrating their efforts on expeditions to places like the Moon and Mars, the Japanese space agency JAXA is focusing on an entirely different type...

Researchers Surprised as Data Shows Jupiter Contains Higher Levels of Water They Previously Estimated

NASA has just unveiled the levels of water that composes Jupiter's atmosphere - a planet researchers have previously believed to be incredibly dry, somehow similar to the Sun. The most recent information sent by NASA's Juno spacecraft showcased that water...

Oldest Material On Earth Has Been Just Discovered

It's been revealed that experts who are analyzing a meteorite have managed to discover the oldest material that's known to exist on our planet. Analysts found dust grains within the space rock. It's also important to mention the fact that...

Europe’s CHEOPS Satellite to Hunt for Exoplanets

​Europe's CHEOPS planet-seeking space telescope launched on Wednesday and reached Earth's orbit. The spacecraft will calculate the density, structure, and size of planets located outside our Solar System, known as exoplanets. As per the European Space Agency (ESA), CHEOPS​ will...