Solar System

This combination of images provided by the Carnegie Institution for Science shows a new solar system object dubbed 2012 VP113, indicated by the yellow arrow, that was observed on November 2012 through a telescope in Chile. (AP Photo/Carnegie Institution for Science, Scott S. Sheppard)

Newfound pink world lurks at solar system fringes

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Peering into the far reaches of the solar system, astronomers have spied a pink frozen world 7½ billion miles from the sun. It’s the second such object to be discovered in […]

03/26/2014

This artist rendering released by NASA shows a planet outside the solar system that was detected by NASA’s Kepler spacecraft. (AP Photo/NASA)

NASA tries to save planet-hunting telescope

MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. (AP) — NASA says it will try to fix its space telescope that hunts for planets outside our solar system. Recovery efforts to save the $600 million mission began Thursday and will […]

07/18/2013

Composite image of galaxies from NASA Hubble Space Telescope (Photo credit: NASA/AP)

Astronomers find blue planet outside solar system

LONDON (AP) — Astronomers have for the first time managed to determine the color of a planet outside our solar system, a blue gas giant 63 light-years away. Using the Hubble Space Telescope, an international […]

07/12/2013

Kepler space telescope

NASA telescope’s planet-hunting days may be over

LOS ANGELES (AP) — NASA’s Kepler planet-hunting telescope is broken, potentially jeopardizing a mission that opened up whole new possibilities on life outside the solar system. If engineers can’t find a fix, the malfunction could […]

05/15/2013

(Photo: Science At Nasa's YouTube channel)

Comet posing beside crescent moon in cool photo op

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Now’s your chance to see the comet that passed within 100 million miles of Earth last week. Twilight on Tuesday will provide the best photo op for the comet called Pan-STARRS.

03/11/2013

(Photo: Science At Nasa's YouTube channel)

Comet making closest approach ever of Earth

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A recently discovered comet is closer than it’s ever been to Earth, and stargazers in the Northern Hemisphere finally get to see it. Click here to watch a video about Pan-STARRS.

03/05/2013

NASA Voyager spacecraft in flight, NASA artist rendering via AP

NASA: Voyager 1 enters new region of solar system

LOS ANGELES (AP) – NASA’s long-running Voyager 1 spacecraft has entered a new region at the edge of the solar system and is close to exiting it forever.

12/03/2012

NASA Dawn spacecraft traveling to dwarf planet

LOS ANGELES (AP) – NASA says the Dawn spacecraft is journeying to its next destination after spending a year at a giant asteroid. The space agency said Wednesday it received a signal from the spacecraft […]

09/05/2012

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