outer solar system

It’s official: Jupiter was hit by an asteroid in 2009, not a comet


January 29th, 2011 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 29 (ANI): A new study has confirmed that in 2009, it was an asteroid that hit the giant planet Jupiter, not a comet.An international team of researchers used infrared data ... Read more...

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NASA’s Cassini spots possible ice volcano on Saturn’s moon


December 15th, 2010 - 1:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sec 15 (ANI): NASA's Cassini spacecraft has spotted what could be ice volcanoes on Saturn's moon Titan.According to scientists, these possible ice volcanoes are similar in shape to those on Earth ... Read more...

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Icy surface of Eris dominated by nitrogen, methane


October 6th, 2010 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 6 (ANI): Scientists have revealed that the frozen surface of Eris-largest-known dwarf planet orbiting the Sun-is predominantly covered in nitrogen ice, similar to the surface of Pluto.The results of the ... Read more...

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Philae and Rosetta prepare to close in on asteroid Lutetia


July 6th, 2010 - 6:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 6 (ANI): The Rosetta orbiter, carrying the DLR lander Philae, has completed more than two thirds of its journey to the comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The mission is to deliver DLR's Philae ... Read more...

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Fire sweeping through inner solar system may have burned up Earth’s carbon


January 20th, 2010 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 20 (ANI): Scientists have attributed the mysterious carbon deficit on our planet to fire sweeping through the inner solar system that may have scorched away much of the carbon from ... Read more...

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‘Goldilocks’ zone of life in space far bigger than originally thought


December 31st, 2009 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 31 (ANI): Scientists have determined that the "Goldilocks" zone, a region in space where conditions are not too hot and not too cold for life to exist, is far bigger ... Read more...

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Could our oceans have an extraterrestrial origin?


November 12th, 2009 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 12 (IANS) Water did not originate on Earth as believed, but came into being from the turbulence caused by giant planets in the outer solar system, according to a new ... Read more...

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Comet chaser Rosetta to make final swing by Earth on November 13


November 5th, 2009 - 4:19 pm ICT by ANI
Paris, November 5 (ANI): ESA's (European Space Agency) comet chaser Rosetta will swing by Earth for the last time on November 13 to pick up energy and begin the final leg of ... Read more...

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After the Moon, India eyeing human space flight


October 22nd, 2009 - 10:59 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Oct 22 (IANS) After the success of its first Chandrayaan moon mission, India is now looking at exploration of outer space using planetary missions including a human space flight programme, ... Read more...

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Rosetta comet chaser to swing by Earth for last time on November 13


October 21st, 2009 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
Paris, October 21 (ANI): Reports indicate that the European Sapce Agency's (ESA's) Rosetta comet chaser will swing by Earth on November 13 to pick up orbital energy and begin the final leg ... Read more...

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Craters on Vesta and Ceres could pinpoint Jupiter’s age


September 14th, 2009 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 14 (ANI): A new study that models the cratering history of Vesta and Ceres, which are the largest two objects in the asteroid belt, could help pinpoint when Jupiter began ... Read more...

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Saturn’s moon Enceladus may host a salty ocean


June 25th, 2009 - 11:57 am ICT by ANI
London, June 25 (ANI): A new research by European scientists has provided evidence that an enormous plume of water spurts in giant jets from the south pole of Saturn's moon Enceladus is ... Read more...

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Comet particles shed light on solar systems birth spasms


November 18th, 2008 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): With the help of a few tiny particles from a comet, scientists are tracking the violent convulsions in the giant cloud of gas and dust that gave ... Read more...

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Dwarf planets body parts litter outer solar system


October 16th, 2008 - 3:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 16 (ANI): It has been found that the body parts of the dwarf planet Haumea keep turning up in new places throughout the Kuiper belt, a ring of icy ... Read more...

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NASA spacecraft all set explore the dynamic interactions in outer solar system


October 7th, 2008 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 7 (ANI): The first NASA spacecraft to image and map the dynamic interactions taking place where the hot solar wind slams into the cold expanse of space in the ... Read more...

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All hell broke loose less than a billion years after solar system formation


October 4th, 2008 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 5 (ANI): A two-year search to find the Kuiper Belts smallest objects, located in the outer solar system, has returned empty handed, bolstering theories that all hell broke loose ... Read more...

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Outer solar system not as crowded as astronomers thought


October 4th, 2008 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 4 (ANI): A new finding has determined that the outer solar system appears not as crowded as some theories suggest, with astronomers unable to find small chunks of rock ... Read more...

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Astronomers discover youthful icy objects in outer solar system


April 23rd, 2008 - 1:08 pm ICT by admin
Canberra, April 23 (ANI): Astronomers have found a mysterious clan of icy objects in the outer solar system, which look much younger than their years.According to a report in New ... Read more...

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Earth, Moon and Mars may have different origins


March 20th, 2008 - 2:25 pm ICT by admin
Washington, March 20 (ANI): A new study has challenged the notion that the whole solar system formed from the same raw materials, and has suggested that planetary bodies like Earth, its ... Read more...

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Earth-sized planet might be found in outer solar system


March 18th, 2008 - 3:00 pm ICT by admin
Washington, March 18 (ANI): Astronomers have suggested that a planet roughly the size of Earth could be tracing a vast, elliptical orbit at the outer edge of our solar system.According to ... Read more...

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Scientists unravel secret behind Saturn’s moon’s mysterious plumes of dust and water vapour


February 24th, 2008 - 3:15 pm ICT by admin
London, Feb 24 (ANI): Scientists have developed a new theory to explain the formation of the enormous plume of dust and water vapour that spurts violently into space from the south pole ... Read more...

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Scientists unravel secret behind Saturns moons mysterious plumes of dust and water vapour


February 23rd, 2008 - 12:33 pm ICT by admin
London, Feb 23 (ANI): Scientists have developed a new theory to explain the formation of the enormous plume of dust and water vapour that spurts violently into space from the south pole ... Read more...

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Comet chaser ‘Rosetta’ will have close rendezvous with Earth next week


November 14th, 2007 - 10:20 am ICT by admin
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