A 17-year-old NASA intern discovered an interesting planet

And what did you discover at the age of 17? While many 17-year-olds usually view Instagram and play Fortnite in their free time every day, Wolf Cukier goes down in history as one of the youngest explorers of the planets. A teenager doing an internship for NASA at the Space Flight Center Robert Goddard discovered … Read moreA 17-year-old NASA intern discovered an interesting planet

TESS has discovered a planet the size of the Earth in the ecosphere of a nearby star

Meet TOI 700 d. NASA space telescope called TESS (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite) searches for extrasolar planets by the transit method. With the help of a device launched into high elliptical orbit around Earth on April 18, 2018, the first planet the size of the Earth was discovered, which is in the ecosphere of its … Read moreTESS has discovered a planet the size of the Earth in the ecosphere of a nearby star

Geralt and Ciri won, but the Polish planet and star received different names

It wasn't so cheap yet. The International Astronomical Union (IAU) announced the results of the global competition IAU100 NameExoWorlds on the names of extrasolar planets. From now on, there will be a star called Solaris in space and a planet called Pirx. What's more, indirectly – thanks to Croatia – there was also another Polish … Read moreGeralt and Ciri won, but the Polish planet and star received different names

A mission is set to protect the planet from threats from space in the future

Will all this work out? European ministers responsible for the space agency ESA approved the mission of Hera. The project will allow to check if the artificial "deviation" of the asteroid will cause that in this way it will be possible to save our planet in the context of possible destruction. The research project itself … Read moreA mission is set to protect the planet from threats from space in the future

Solar system with another dwarf planet? Yes, it can be Hygeia's "asteroid"

Surprising results of new observations. The Solar System is home to several dwarf planets. Apart from Pluto, Ceres, Haumea, Makemake and Eris are considered not. However, it seems that this group should also be classified as hitherto classified as an asteroid Hygeia. This is indicated by the latest observations, the results of which are discussed … Read moreSolar system with another dwarf planet? Yes, it can be Hygeia's "asteroid"

20 new moons have been discovered in the solar system! They belong to one planet

Jupiter no longer has the largest number of moons. Jupiter has always been known as the planet with the largest number of moons. However, as it turns out, it is not the gas giant that can boast about this fact, at least at the moment. Astronomers have discovered as many as 20 new Saturn moons, … Read more20 new moons have been discovered in the solar system! They belong to one planet

Scientists confirm: this planet may be the second Earth

Water and adequate temperature on board. The Hubble Space Telescope is once again responsible for this extraordinary discovery. In recent days he has found water vapor in the atmosphere of a distant exoplanet known as K2-18b. K2-18b is a planet with eight times the mass of Earth. It is also the only planet known to … Read moreScientists confirm: this planet may be the second Earth