Category Archives: Solar system

NASA says these asteroids hold clues to the origin of the solar system

In a new video posted to its official YouTube channel, NASA explained how important Trojan asteroids are to understanding the formation of our solar system. The new video was released as part of the “We asked a NASA scientist“series that answers some of the most burning scientific questions. The question posed in this specific video […]

Bombing of planets at the beginning of the solar system

Sep 30, 2021 (Nanowerk News) The largest asteroid in our solar system – Vesta – was exposed to a vast series of impacts from large rocky bodies much earlier than expected. Researchers from an international collaboration, including Earth scientists from Heidelberg University and Freie Universität Berlin, came to this conclusion based on analyzes of Vesta […]

WMNF | Preview of Saturday’s “Bans Off our Bodies” gatherings; more exploration of the solar system

On Saturday, women and their allies will march through cities across the country, including the Tampa Bay area. The Women’s Marches will draw attention to women’s rights, including the right to access safe and legal abortions. WMNF interviewed Cambria Weaver, which helps organize women’s marches in the region. She is an intern at Progress Florida. […]

NASA’s Lucy Mission to Observe Solar System’s First ‘Fossils’ | New

NASA’s first mission to study Jupiter’s Trojan asteroid swarms is preparing to launch. The Lucy mission has passed all of its pre-launch tests and is expected to leave the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station around 5:30 a.m.ET on October 16. The Trojan asteroids, which borrow their name from Greek mythology, orbit the sun in two […]

NASA’s Lucy Mission to Observe Solar System’s First “Fossils”

The Lucy mission has passed all of its pre-launch tests and is expected to leave the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station around 5:30 a.m.ET on October 16. The Trojan asteroids, which borrow their name from Greek mythology, orbit the sun in two swarms – one ahead of Jupiter, the largest planet in our solar system, […]

Evidence has been found for a new planet in our solar system

No Pluto, you’re still off the list Our solar system is still full of surprises and in a recent article published in the Annual Review of Astronomy and Astrophysics, it seems that we have returned to the number of 9 planets, but this time it is another planet the size of Mars that was discovered. […]

One of the most dangerous asteroids in the solar system

Until OSIRIS-REx visited and investigated Benny, researchers shared the possibility that this asteroid would fall to earth in 2,200 years, which equates to 1 in 2,700. This means Ben is likely to face Earth, and scientists don’t think this change is alarming. “It’s not a significant difference, and the probability of a collision basically stays […]

Super-huge comet rushes through space towards the solar system, Science News

Talk about comets or asteroids approaching us and the mind immediately reverts to what happened to the dinosaurs. It just needed a rock in space to end the reign of these formidable reptiles that dominated almost the entire food chain. The asteroid that killed the dinosaurs was only 10 kilometers in diameter. But now, a […]

Why the solar system’s active volcanoes are the key to life on other worlds

Why the solar system’s active volcanoes are the key to life on other worlds Calendar An icon of a desk calendar. to cancel An icon of a circle with a diagonal line across. Caret A block arrow icon pointing right. E-mail An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook A Facebook “f” brand icon. Google A […]

A megacomet is heading towards our solar system. Should we be worried?

A massive comet, larger than two moons of the planet Mars combined, is approaching our solar system. The Bernardinelli-Bernstein mega-comet, named after Pedro Bernardinelli and Gary Bernstein, has been dubbed the largest comet man has seen and is also often referred to as “the nearly spherical cow of comets.” Also read: Comet killed dinosaurs, not […]