The successful touchdown was greeted with cheering and applause in the JAXA mission control room, with officials grinning and shaking hands.
11 Jul 2019 11:06 AM
“Farout” is about 120 astronomical units away — that’s 120 times the distance between Earth and the sun, or 11 billion miles.
18 Dec 2018 12:47 PM
In our solar system family, Mars is Earth’s next-of-kin, the next-door relative that has captivated humans for millennia.
26 Nov 2018 2:23 PM
Slightly larger than Earth's moon, Io is the most volcanically active world in the solar system.
19 Nov 2018 2:07 PM
Two Columbia University researchers presented their tantalising evidence for a moon.
04 Oct 2018 9:38 AM
The flyby is the first of seven that will draw Parker ever closer to the sun.
03 Oct 2018 9:28 AM
A scrawny dwarf planet nicknamed the Goblin has been discovered well beyond Pluto.
03 Oct 2018 9:22 AM
An unmanned spacecraft released two Minerva-II-1 rovers on the asteroid Ryugu in an effort to get clues to the origin of the solar system.
21 Sep 2018 7:53 PM
The spacecraft is designed to circle Bennu, and reach out with a robotic arm to
26 Aug 2018 8:26 AM
A research team in Washington has identified 12 small Jovian moons, including the 10 described here.
18 Jul 2018 8:54 AM
Kepler will remain asleep before scientists switch it on for one last time to point it towards the Earth for sending data.
10 Jul 2018 7:51 AM
Residents buying power from community rooftop solar photo voltaic plant, could also save up to 35 per cent of their electricity bills.
03 Jul 2018 8:19 PM
The asteroid, called (514107) 2015 BZ509 or “BZ” for short, measures nearly 2 miles (3km) wide.
22 May 2018 8:14 PM
All of the planets in our solar system, and the vast majority of other objects as well, travel around the Sun in the same direction.
22 May 2018 12:37 PM
Due to such proximity to the star, the temperature of the atmosphere KPS-1b is much higher than that of Jupiter.
20 May 2018 3:13 PM
It's a tricky business, since biosignatures based on single measurements of atmospheric gases could be misleading.
10 May 2018 8:41 PM
Scheduled for an April 2018 launch, the spacecraft will prowl for planets around the closest, brightest stars.
13 Apr 2018 1:38 PM
The star spotted in this study is formally named MACS J1149+2223 Lensed Star-1.
03 Apr 2018 8:35 AM
NASA is gearing up to launch an atomic clock into space, which will help the space agency understand methods.
08 Feb 2018 4:32 PM
The blood red colour happens when the Earth enters between the Moon and the Sun, cutting off light rays that brighten the lunar surface.
31 Jan 2018 5:46 PM