715 New Planets!
March 4, 2014 | NASA
"NASA's Kepler mission announced Wednesday the discovery of 715 new planets. These newly verified worlds orbit 305 stars, revealing multiple-planet systems much like our own solar system." Quoted from the NASA press release.
Voyager Left the Solar System Last Summer?
August 22, 2013 |
Researchers are debating how to determine when a spacecraft leaves a solar system. It could be when the spacecraft detects a change in magnetic field direction or a change in the relative abundance of particles coming from the sun or perhaps neither of these.
The New Island South of Japan is Growing!
December 15, 2013 | The Australian
Last month a volcanic island surfaced and began growing about 600 miles south of Japan. The eruption continues and the size of the island is growing.