Category: Solar System

Hippocamp may have Broken from a Larger Moon

Hippocamp may have Broken from a Larger Moon

A team of planetary scientists finally discovered an explanation for Hippocamp (a mysterious Neptune moon), which was originally located in 2013. Commonly known as “the moon that shouldn’t be there”, Hippocamp is extraordinarily close to Proteus, a much larger Neptunian moon. Generally, the gravitational pull of a moon as big as Proteus is strong enough…

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The Pale Blue Dot [Remake]

The Pale Blue Dot [Remake]

In our obscurity, in all this vastness, there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves. The first image from the clip is taken by the Voyager 1 Space Probe on February 14, 1990, at a distance of 6,054,587,000 Kilometers (3,762,146,000 miles). The rest of the clip is part…

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Astronomers Found Evidence of a Curious Weather Phenomenon on Titan

Astronomers Found Evidence of a Curious Weather Phenomenon on Titan

Scientists have finally found the first evidence of seasonal storms on Titan. The Cassini Spacecraft of NASA reached the orbit of Saturn in 2004. At that time, it was summer on the Southern Hemisphere of Titan, the largest moon of the planet. Since then, researchers have been waiting eagerly to watch the signs of seasonal…

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Giant Streaks Discovered in the Clouds Covering Venus

Giant Streaks Discovered in the Clouds Covering Venus

Japanese scientists found massive streaks in the atmosphere of Venus by making use of Akatsuki and AFES-Venus. The second planet from the Sun and Earth’s ‘sister’ planet, Venus has been displaying rather odd behavior. Its surface is obscured by a thick layer of gases. While probes have been sent to the planet many-a-times, there’s so…

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Top 7 Wonders of our Solar System

Top 7 Wonders of our Solar System

From the rings of Saturn to the tallest mountain on Vesta, our solar system is full of fascinating phenomena. The vastness of our solar system has a lot of celestial wonders to offer. The advancement of technology has enabled humanity to explore more and more of these beauties. Some of the most amazing and astonishing…

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The Saturn System has Water just like Earth’s … except for Phoebe

The Saturn System has Water just like Earth’s … except for Phoebe

Scientists found some variations in the D/H and 13C/12C ratios on Phoebe. Despite the fact that none of us were here to observe the birth of our solar system, technological advancements and the desire to know more about the origin of life have enabled us to develop a model as to how all that happened.…

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NASA’s Solar Spacecraft Snaps First Image from Inside Sun’s Atmosphere

NASA’s Solar Spacecraft Snaps First Image from Inside Sun’s Atmosphere

NASA released a historic image, captured from within the corona of the Sun, showing two jets of solar material and Mercury. The Parker Solar Probe of NASA was launched on 12th August 2018 from Cape Canaveral. A Delta IV Heavy rocket carried the probe towards the sun of our solar system. The Applied Physics Laboratory…

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NASA wants to Send Humans to Venus for the first time ever

NASA wants to Send Humans to Venus for the first time ever

NASA plans to send an airship into the upper atmosphere of our planetary neighbor. The desire to explore our surroundings has urged the scientists to some incredible astronomical feats. The current surge of space missions has taken humanity into the interstellar space with missions like Voyager and the Hubble Space Telescope. Similarly, a lot of…

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The Innermost Ring of Saturn is Raining

The Innermost Ring of Saturn is Raining

One of the most beloved planetary science missions of NASA gave some extraordinary insights about the ringed planet. Cassini spacecraft was launched on 15th October 1997 with the intentions of exploring the Saturn and its rings. It explored the Saturnian system for 13 years before the mission was ended by sending Cassini into the upper…

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Dust Storms on Titan observed for the First Time by Cassini

Dust Storms on Titan observed for the First Time by Cassini

Cassini Spacecraft made the first-ever observation of dust storms on the largest moon of Saturn. NASA, the Italian Space Agency (ASI), and the European Space Agency (ESA) collaborated to send a probe to study Saturn, its natural satellites (moons), and its rings in 1997. The name given to this mission was Cassini-Huygens (after astronomers Giovanni…

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Huge Ice Volcanoes take place on Ceres Every Year

Huge Ice Volcanoes take place on Ceres Every Year

Researchers from the University of Arizona solved the mystery about the missing mountains of Ceres. Giuseppe Piazzi of the Palermo Astronomical Observatory was the name behind the discovery of Ceres, the first asteroid ever located by astronomers. He made this historic detection on 1st January 1801. At the time of this finding, Ceres was given…

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Solar Eruptions are Not Slinky in Shape

Solar Eruptions are Not Slinky in Shape

A recent study raises some considerable questions about the shape of solar eruptions. Elizabeth A. Jensen, a PSI Associate Research Scientist and her team used the Green Bank Observatory in West Virginia to observe radio signals from the MESSENGER spacecraft. They discovered secondary trailing impacts that accompany solar eruptions that cause communication disruptions and electrical…

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Growth Disorders of Jupiter

Growth Disorders of Jupiter

Latest research reveals that the growth of Jupiter faced a delay of 2 million years. Jupiter is the largest planet of our solar system. It is the 3rd brightest natural object that we can observe in the night sky. The term ‘gas giant’ is used to refer Jupiter because gases like Hydrogen and Helium constitute…

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Ancient Meteorites Guide us to the Early Life of our Solar System

Ancient Meteorites Guide us to the Early Life of our Solar System

The researchers of the University of Manchester perform isotopic analysis of Ancient Meteorites to reveal more information about the origin of our solar system. Scientists are extremely keen to know about the origin of our solar system and meteors are their best bets in this regard. That’s the reason why a detailed analysis is being…

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Meteors Reveal Insights about the Early Life of our Sun

Meteors Reveal Insights about the Early Life of our Sun

The presence of noble gases inside Hibonite Crystals, extracted from a meteor, gives scientists some key information about the early life of our Sun. Technological advancement has enabled the humanity to explore their surroundings like never before. There are different space agencies in the world and all of them have their own missions which feed…

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CNEOS is Defending Earth for 20 years now

CNEOS is Defending Earth for 20 years now

Will the Asteroid 1997 XF11 collide with the Earth? The Center for Near-Earth Object Studies (CNEOS) of NASA has been answering this query for quite a few years now. NASA was trying to oblige to a Congressional request made in 1998 when the researchers encountered an asteroid (1997 XF11) which indicated that a kilometer-wide object…

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12 New Moons of Jupiter Discovered and One of them is really odd

12 New Moons of Jupiter Discovered and One of them is really odd

The tally of Jupiter’s moons reaches 79 but astronomers found something strange about the motion of one of them. Our solar system is surrounded by an assortment of planets, each having a diverse set of properties and characteristics than the other. The solar system is believed to be formed about 4.6 billion years ago as…

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