Category: Solar System

Scientists Find a Massive Ice Corridor on Titan

Scientists Find a Massive Ice Corridor on Titan

Researchers have discovered a mighty ice corridor (spread across 6,300 kilometers) on the surface of Titan by making use of the Principal Component Analysis. Titan seems to have developed a habit of surprising us with its amazing secrets. The most recent addition, to this list, is the discovery of a huge strip of ice known…

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Mercury has a Solid Inner Core, new study shows

Mercury has a Solid Inner Core, new study shows

Like Earth, Mercury’s outer core is composed of liquid metal while it has a solid inner core, which accounts for nearly 85% of the planet’s volume. Mercury is an incredible, mysterious planet that continues to offer some exciting results to scientists. Perhaps most intriguingly, it generates its own magnetic field from the motion deep within…

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6 Hypothetical Planets of our Solar System

6 Hypothetical Planets of our Solar System

It might be surprising for you to know that before our technology matured, many astronomers believed that several planets (other than the recognized ones) are present in our solar system. Later research proved that some of the asteroids were erroneously labeled as planets. According to a theory, the gravitational pull of Mercury and Venus would…

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Saturn’s Rings Coats Tiny Moons

Saturn’s Rings Coats Tiny Moons

The latest analysis of the data, collected by the Cassini spacecraft of NASA, revealed five tiny moons near the rings of Saturn. Saturn is the 2nd largest planet in our Solar System. It is almost entirely made of gas and is 9 times greater in radius than Earth. While its density is one-eighth of our…

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Researchers Found New Dust Rings in the Inner Solar System

Researchers Found New Dust Rings in the Inner Solar System

Scientists found some new dust rings including the one near the Sun. Following the rapid advancement of technology, discovering new things in space has become quite frequent, nowadays. Astronomers keep finding new stars, planets, galaxies and other celestial objects. Having said that, most of these discoveries are made outside our solar system. This is the…

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Data from Juno and Cassini reveals some New Surprises

Data from Juno and Cassini reveals some New Surprises

The latest data from the Juno and Cassini missions has forced the scientists to think again about the current theories of planetary formation in our Solar System. The data from the Cassini and Juno missions is questioning the authenticity of the current theories about how planets form and behave around our Sun. David Stevenson, a…

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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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Why is Uranus Spinning on its Side?

Why is Uranus Spinning on its Side?

It is known about Uranus that it is spinning on its side, instead of being upright to its axis. But how come that? Although we have limited information about Uranus, it is regarded as the most mysterious planet of our solar system. The most obvious mystery of Uranus is the fact that it is spinning…

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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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Farthest Object Ever Found in the Solar System

Farthest Object Ever Found in the Solar System

Scientists discover an object called ‘Farout’ at a distance of 120 Astronomical Units (AU) from the Sun. Researchers finally found a body in our solar system which is orbiting at more than 100 times the distance between the Earth and the Sun. Farout, also known as 2018 VG18, became the most distant object observed in…

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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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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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Europa has some Unusual Spikes on its Surface

Europa has some Unusual Spikes on its Surface

50-meter high structures of ice await spacecraft that want to land on the surface of Europa. Despite being the 6th largest moon of our solar system, Europa is the smallest of the four Galilean moons of Jupiter. The name of this moon came from Europa, the legendary mother of King Minos of Crete. It was…

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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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NASA Found Water in the Depths of the Great Red Spot

NASA Found Water in the Depths of the Great Red Spot

A team of researchers reveals that a considerable amount of water is present deep inside the atmosphere of Jupiter. The chemical resemblance between Jupiter and the Sun makes it a key planet for understanding the formation of our solar system. More importantly, it will help humanity to learn more about the development of other solar…

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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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NASA Captures a Captivating Video of the Moon

NASA Captures a Captivating Video of the Moon

Moon has some outstanding scenes for all the viewers out there and NASA has compiled them artistically. The relationship of humanity with the Moon is a long-lasting one which began on 4th January 1959 when Luna 1 flew past it. The next massive development came to the scenes on 13th September 1959 as Luna 2…

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The Journey of Parker Solar Probe Begins

The Journey of Parker Solar Probe Begins

Parker Solar Probe of NASA began a historic mission on the 12th of August when it was launched from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station to explore the nearest star from our planet, the Sun. A United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket carried the probe in the space. This sight was worth watching as…

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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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