Tag: NASA

Tale of the Shepherd Planets

Until recently, the search for planets beyond our solar system was a matter of calculating the odds and laying out theories of solar system formation....

NASA Finds Most Earth-Like Planet Yet

Researchers have discovered the most similar planet yet to Earth, 1,400 light-years away. Kepler 452b orbits its star in 385 days, just 20 days longer...

Seeing the Formation of Planets

Planets begin as dense knots in clouds of dust swirling around a young star. But how do they go from something like this, to something...

Planetary Nebula Survey

Planetary Nebula Survey Narrator (April Hobart, CXC): A planetary nebula is a phase of stellar evolution that the sun should experience several billion years from...

A Breathing Planet, Off Balance

Our atmosphere, just a thin layer of gasses surrounding our planet. Absorbing solar radiation. Retaining heat to warm the Earth’s surface. A delicate mixture of...