Astronomers have announced that 715 new planets have been discovered outside the Earth’s solar system, including four planets that are more than double the size of our own. This discovery boosts the number of known planets in our galaxy to over 1,700.
At least 150 US pilots have either landed, or begun to land at the wrong airport over the past 20 years, according to a new AP study of government safety databases and media reports since the beginning of the 1990s.
An amateur-designed device that lights up whenever the International Space Station makes a close fly-by has surpassed its crowdfunding goal at Kickstarter in just five days. Dozens of space fans are anxious to track the ISS and even greet it with tweets.
NASA has revealed its plans to create the coldest spot in the known universe on board the International Space Station in 2016. The researchers are preparing to study matter at temperatures near absolute zero, revealing the world of quantum mechanics.
An odd-looking bit of rock mysteriously appeared in front of Opportunity rover in the beginning of January as the rover, waiting out the Martian winter, has not moved since the end of November, according to NASA.
A large coronal mass ejection has reached Earth – days after the Sun sent a massive burst of solar wind and electromagnetic radiation towards our planet. While causing no major geomagnetic storm, it has produced spectacular auroras in northern Europe.