Scientists collect interstellar dust that formed the Earth and solar system

The findings might revolutionize our understanding of how the solar system came to be, as well as all planetary bodies for that matter.

New evidence backs up existence of mysterious ‘Planet Nine’ in the outer solar system

An elusive planet ten times more massive than Earth may be lurking in the outer fringes of the solar system.

Scientists find diamonds forged deep within a lost, ancient planet of the early solar system

Pieces of an ancient planet formed long before Earth shed their secrets.

Strange interstellar stone discovered in Egypt is like nothing else found in the solar system

A unique cosmic stone challenges what we know about how the solar system formed.

For the first time ever, our solar system is getting an outside visitor

Put the kettle on, we have a visitor.

Evidence keeps pilling up in favor of the mysterious Planet Nine

A ninth planet 10 times bigger than Earth might be lurking far away within the solar system.

Jupiter is likely the oldest planet in the solar system

This fatty likely had a great influence on how other later planets formed in the early solar system, including Earth.

Why is the solar system flat and not a sphere?

Elementary, it’s all about the conservation of angular momentum.

New dwarf planet discovered in outskirts of solar system beyond Neptune

Pluto and Ceres have a new neighbor.

We have a ninth planet in the solar system – and it’s not Pluto

A duo of astronomers from CalTech may have found another planet, far away in our solar system.

New most distant body in the Solar system identified

A new dwarf planet, designated V774104 has been identified and now takes the crown of most distant object in our solar system, being three times farther away than Pluto. The dwarf planet is estimated to be between 500 and 1000 kilometers across. Astronomers don’t yet have enough data to estimate its orbit and estimate that about an year of observations is needed to gather enough data for a precise answer.

Young Jupiter Swept Through the Solar System, Destroying Super Earths

A new shocking theory suggests that Jupiter may have sweeped through our solar system much like a wrecking ball, knocking planets out of the solar system our moving them outwards, to the position we see them in today. If this is true, then it might explain why our solar system is a rarity and why life emerged the way it did.

Not one, but two yet to be confirmed Earth-sized planets could orbit in the outer solar system

Nibiru followers might have cause to rejoice, as Spanish astronomers report a novel hypothesis that suggests two Earth-sized planets might be hiding out in the outskirts of our solar system. Thousands of years after the first planets besides our own were discovered by ancient Babylonian astronomers, it seems like determining the number of planets in our solar is far from being settled, despite Pluto’s unfortunate destitution.

Meteorites Not Responsible For Building Solar System, Study Finds

For decades, astronomers have believed that meteorites are the building blocks of our solar system – the lego blocks for planets. But a new study from scientists at MIT and Purdue University suggests that this may not be the case after all – and we’ve given meteorites too much credit.

Meteorites altered by Shock Wave explain how our Solar System formed

After studying ancient minerals in a meteorite, MIT scientists have gained valuable insights that help explain how the sun, the planets and our entire solar system formed.Their work suggest that a powerful shock wave that rippled through the clouds of dust and gas surrounding the sun billions of years ago played a crucial role in clumping matter, which later formed

All Solar Systems likely have Water (just like ours!)

We live in a solar system filled with water. Not only does liquid water cover 72% of our planet Earth, we have also found ice water in asteroids and comets, on the Moon, on Mars, and even in the shadows of craters on Mercury; while Europa and other moons of Jupiter and Saturn almost certainly harbor liquid oceans beneath their

The moon formed much later than thought, but new questions arise

A new massive computer model that simulates the formation of the solar system from its early days when all it used to comprise was a huge disk of matter to present day shows that Earth’s moon formed some 65 million years later than previous estimates led us to believe. The method provides a new way to calculate the moon’s birthday,

First ever evidence of a comet striking Earth – a piece of it lies in Tutankhamon’s brooch

For the first time, researchers have found evidence of a comet entering Earth’s atmosphere and exploding, obliterating everything in its path before ultimately crashing down into the Sahara. Comets and asteroids Many people will probably be asking themselves “Didn’t we find comet evidence on Earth before?”. No, not really – if you did wondeer that, then you’re probably mistaking comets

After 34 years in space, Voyager has finally left the solar system

To boldly go where no man has gone before: a spacecraft launched from Earth, Voyager I has pushed into the great unknown, leaving behind our solar system. For years, astronomers have been discussing about when Voyager will finally leave the solar system – and it’s actually pretty hard to draw a line and say that this is where our solar

Giant landslides on Saturn’s icy moon intrigues scientists

Planetary scientist Kelsi Singer initially studied satellite photographs of  Saturn’s icy moon Iapetus‘ surface looking for stress fractures in the moon’s ice, what she found in process however was far more interesting. Huge landslides, stretching across tens of miles across the moon’s surface were observed, not in one, but multiple locations, hinting this is a common phenomenon on the ice covered satellite.