Pluto's mountains are surrounded by sandy formations of hydrocarbons. What further shocked the research team was the presence of mountains on Pluto, 2 - 2. 5 miles high, composed not of rock but of water ice.
Billions of years ago, a collision between Jupiter and another celestial body birthed another gas giant planet in our Solar System, writes the Astrophysical Journal, quoting a Canadian study.
A team from the Paris Observatory has discovered that the Comet Lovejoy gushes forth notable amounts of alcohol and sugar throughout space. New data reveals that the celestial object contains ethyl alcohol. . .
One of the discoveries is an unusual wave just north of the planet's equator, as well as a unique filament-like feature at the very heart of the Great Red Spot - a hurricane 3 times larger than Earth. . .
The end of the Universe will happen in 2 stages, theorize scientists. The 1st will begin when the last red dwarf is snuffed out in the cosmic expanse. This will bring about absolute darkness.
NASA has found running water at a narrow and nearly 328 ft (100 m) long salty water flow. The news was announced by the American space administration at a press conference aired around the world.
Tests indicate that depending on the location, estimates would vary as to how many billions of years ago the Big Bang occurred.
On September 28 we'll be given the opportunity to observe one of the rarest cosmic phenomena - the lunar eclipse of a supermoon. Unlike other eclipses, this time the moon will be 14 percent larger and glow 30 percent brighter in the sky.
The astronomer has been observing the movement of the planets to predict their trajectory for billions of years in the future. According to the expert, Mercury will collide with the celestial bodies nearest it - Venus or the Sun, after 5 billion years.
It's likely for Kepler-452b to have a denser atmosphere, contain more water and more active volcanoes. The exoplanet takes 385 days to complete a full orbit around its star, making its calendar year longer than ours.