Unique 4.6-billion-year-old meteorite is a remnant of the early solar system

It’s older than Earth itself!

Crowdsourcing astronomy: Citizen scientists discover new rocky planets locked in resonance

Citizen scientists found five “musical” exoplanet.

You can now use Google Maps to explore other moons and planets

You can explore the solar system from the comfort of your home.

Conditions on early-Venus might have allowed for an ocean of liquid water

Well, they don’t anymore.

Twitterers compete with suggestions for newly discovered exoplanets’ names — hilarity ensues

Anyone care to wager which name popped up instantly?

Venus could once have been a very welcoming planet, NASA study found

Now? Not so much.

NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope discovers 104 new planets outside of Milky Way

Of these planets, four are believed to potentially be similar to Earth.

New class of star-stripped super-Earths discovered

Astrophysicists have discovered a new class of exoplanets whose atmospheres and volatile elements have been blown away by the star they’re orbiting. Their findings help cover a previously uncharted gap in planetary populations, and offers valuable insight for locating new worlds to colonize.

Eight planets and a dwarf in one

This magnificent painting by¬† Steve Gildea combines the planets of our solar system in one beautiful planetary mosaic. It’s a celebration of the geological diversity our solar system possess, illustrating each planet’s surface in the order they orbit the sun, starting from the battered Mercury to lonely Pluto. Speaking of which, Pluto is of course no longer classed as a

Galaxy is full of starless Jupiter-like planets

Finding new planets is interesting an remarkable, but finding a whole new class of planets – that’s definitely something extraordinary. University of Notre Dame astronomer David Bennett described just that – a class of planets without stars or a solar system, just wandering around the galaxy all by themselves. The most likely theory is that these planets were ejected during

Map of planets found by the Kepler satellite

Kinda gives you goosebumps, doesn’t it ? Via Berkeley Uni

How many planets are in the Milky Way? Over 50 billion

Yes, you’ve read that right. There are over 50 billion planets in our galaxy alone, according to the Kepler telescope, scientists now estimate that not only there are over 500 bilion planets in the galaxy, but that there are over 500 million life-cable planets out there as well. These numbers obviously come from Nasa’s own database created by the Kepler

Astronomers upset the theory of planetary formation

The discovery of 9 new planets raises some serious questions on the matter of how planets are formed. Two astronomers from the University of California, Santa Barbara reported the discovery, and of them, two are spinning in the opposite direction the planets in our solar system are spinning. This, along with other recent studies of exoplanets (planets outside the solar

New planet close to size of Earth found

The Planet Researchers have long been interested in finding other planets that have approximately the same size as our mother earth, because it’s estimated that they have the biggest odds of hosting life in a significant diversity. However, out of the over 400 planets that have been discovered so far, the vast majority resembles Jupiter rather than Earth. Scientists using