A group of seven exoplanets have been found orbiting the star, known as Trappist-1, by NASA. This amazing discovery has raised hopes in the hunt for alien life and other planets for the human race to colonise.Read More
A massive planet has been found more than 340 light years away, in a solar system that contains not just one sun, but three. That means this unique world experiences a sunrise and set three times every day!Read More
NASA's Mars Curiosity Rover has found evidence of organic compounds within the Martian soil on the red planet. Samples analysed contained "water and sulfur and chlorine-containing substances, among other ingredients" for life.
Astronomers have discovered a new Super-Earth, which could have the same climate as our planet and have the ability to support life.
Becoming the closest confirmed ‘exoplanet’ in a wider US-European competition to find the nearest and most Earth-like planets outside our own solar system, astronomers at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile have made a remarkable discovery.Read More
Launched by NASA in 1984 and taking part in milestone NASA missions thereafter – including deploying the Hubble Space Telescope in April 1990, and the Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (UARS) in September 1991 – space shuttle Discovery today makes its final flight, atop a jumbo jet on its way to its new permanent home, to its final resting place the Smithsonian Institution. Now, the National Geographic is giving an all-too rare look inside the heat-proof shell of the craft, publishing online interactive ultra-high resolution, 360-degree pictures of the retired orbiter.