Farout: Scientists spot solar system’s farthest known object

Space 12/17/18, 16:20

Astronomers have spotted the farthest known object in our solar system — and they've nicknamed the pink cosmic body "Farout."The International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Center announced the discovery Monday."Farout" is about 120 astronomical units away — that's 120 times ...

New lander will add to humans’ long fascination with Mars

World 11/24/18, 08:14

In our solar system family, Mars is Earth's next-of-kin, the next-door relative that has captivated humans for millennia.The attraction is sure to grow with Monday's arrival of a NASA lander named InSight.FILE - This image made available by NASA shows ...

Man’s origin found in ancient Sumerian tablets

Culture 11/09/18, 03:44

Sumer’s city Eridu was first inhabited in 5400 BC in the southernmost region of ancient Mesopotamia (today’s Iraq). It is the earliest civilization known on Earth, it was also an inexplicably advanced civilization. The Sumerians invented the wheel, the plow, ...

Have astronomers found 1st moon outside our solar system?

Science 10/03/18, 14:12

Astronomers may have found the first moon outside our solar system.Two Columbia University researchers presented their tantalizing evidence Wednesday. Plenty of planets exist beyond our solar system, but a moon around one of those worlds has yet to be confirmed.The ...

Japanese spacecraft drops device to land on asteroid

Space 10/03/18, 01:12

A Japanese spacecraft has dropped a German-French observation device to land on an asteroid as part of a research effort that could find clues to the origin of the solar system.The Japan Space Exploration Agency, or JAXA, said Wednesday that ...

Scrawny dwarf planet, named Goblin, found well beyond Pluto

U.S. 10/02/18, 14:33

A scrawny dwarf planet nicknamed the Goblin has been discovered well beyond Pluto.A round frozen world just 186 miles (300 kilometers) across, the Goblin was spotted by astronomers in 2015 around Halloween, thus its spooky name. But it wasn't publicly ...

Japan space rovers lowered to asteroid to collect data

Science 09/21/18, 06:21

A Japanese spacecraft released two small rovers on an asteroid on Friday in a mission that could provide clues to the origin of the solar system.The Japan Space Exploration Agency said the two Minerva-II-1 rovers were lowered from the unmanned ...

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