An international team of astronomers snapped this photo of a young star and its two gigantic planets from a distance of 300 light years.
Edward Witten, an influential physicist who developed M-theory, recently started thinking about how to scan the solar system for a primordial black hole.
A telescope looking for dark matter discovered 139 new minor planets lurking beyond Neptune's orbit, which could help scientists look for hidden planets in the outer solar system.
This is the first time a complete protein has been discovered on an object from space, if the study's results are confirmed.
First, scientists found stardust crystals dating back seven billion years. Just weeks later, another team has reported finding more “presolar” compounds in an unexpected place.
Scientists traced another super-Earth around the Proxima Centauri, a red dwarf star only 4.2 light-years away.
“That’s the new result of the paper: What exactly is possible if you have a Dyson sphere and you want to use it to drive a jet to push a star around?”
After studying the remains of exoplanets that crashed into dead stars, scientists think that rocky planets similar to Earth and Mars are likely common outside of our solar system.
DM Tau has its own asteroid belt, and may be developing its own versions of Earth and Neptune, too.