The unique planet orbits a sun-like star around 50 light years away from Earth, and has a mild atmospheric temperature.
To mark International Asteroid Day, Newsweek spoke to scientists at the forefront of efforts to protect our planet from a catastrophic asteroid strike.
Scientists used a fiery wind tunnel to find out how satellites break apart when they leave orbit and fall back to Earth.
The cloud, captured by a camera on a European Space Agency craft, forms above the 12-mile-high Arsia Mons volcano on the Red Planet.
"These images are closest images ever taken of the sun—and we have just started our long journey through the inner solar system," said Daniel Müller from the European Space Agency.
The film was created from some of the 425 million high-res images taken of the sun over the past decade.
The calving event is expected to take place on the Larsen D ice shelf within the next month.
The images will be snapped by the European Space Agency's Solar Orbiter.
The weakening of the magnetic field is being observed by the European Space Agency's Swarm satellite constellation.
"Hubble has given us stunning insights about the universe, from nearby planets to the farthest galaxies we have seen so far," NASA's Thomas Zurbuchen said.
Researchers have long debated the cause of this warping, and several hypotheses have been proposed to explain it.
Lunar regolith—dust, soil, broken rock and related materials found on the moon's surface—actually consists of between 40-45 percent oxygen.
The volcano is infamous for a catastrophic eruption in 79 A.D. that destroyed the Roman settlements of Pompeii, Herculaneum, Oplontis and Stabiae.
The "Radcliffe wave" was discovered with new data from the European Space Agency's Gaia satellite.
Hibernation technology may enable mission designers to reduce spacecraft mass by around a third.
Solar storms found to "profoundly modify" the foreshock—the region that extends beyond the magnetic field.
The comet is only the second confirmed interstellar object to have passed through the solar system.
An astrophysicist told Newsweek the walk "represents years of dedication, study, hard work, and pushing limits and that is truly inspirational."
The collaborative mission will test a technique that could be used to prevent a dangerous space rock from colliding with the Earth in future.
The latest launch was the fifteenth for the Vega rocket since it began operations seven years ago, but the first time one has failed.
Messier 90 belongs to a vast collection of more than 1,200 galaxies known as the Virgo Cluster, which has a diameter of 15 million light-years.
French Guiana is home to Europe's space program. But to residents, the spaceport has come to symbolize something very different: vast economic inequality.
The 52 mile wide crater is filled to the brim with water ice.
The system has the ability to scan the bodies of 2,000 passengers per hour.
The BepiColombo spacecraft will be frozen, toasted and exposed to intense radiation on its way to the planet.
The "unprecedented map" captures the position and brightness of nearly 1.7 billion stars.