Billions of years ago, the Milky Way galaxy was churning out stars at an amazing rate, in what scientists are calling a stellar "baby boom." Now new research shows that our own Sun was a late "boomer" to the party.
Not too long ago, scientists on the hunt for habitable worlds and extraterrestrial life would have said that the best bet is to look for where there is water. However, they now understand that this sole condition really doesn't do much to narrow things down, as the Universe may very well be awash with the stuff.
Like Miley Cyrus herself, millions of years ago a wandering Jupiter came in like a wrecking ball, destroying a first generation of inner planets and helping to create the unusual solar system we find ourselves in today.
I still can't decide if this makes me want to laugh, cry, or just move out of the country... A recent survey has revealed that a stunning 26 percent of Americans think the Sun revolves around the Earth, and that's just the beginning.
Growing up with two parents is hard enough, but four? Researchers discovered a massive exoplanet that was raised by four parent stars, shedding light on these types of complicated and largely unstudied solar systems.
Dark matter may have been responsible for the comet strike that killed off the dinosaurs 66 million years ago, as well as other mass extinction events and geologic upheavals, according to one scientist.
Scientists have discovered the closest flyby ever of an alien star, which passed within a light-year of the Sun some 70,000 years ago and nearly invaded our solar system.
At least two unknown dwarf planets may be lurking beyond Pluto, orbiting around the Sun in our own solar system just waiting to be discovered, according to a new study.
Despite conventional belief, meteorites might not have led to the creation of the solar system, according to a new study.
An analysis of water vapors from comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, the quarry of the Rosetta Spacecraft and its history-making Philae lander, has revealed that its water is not at all like Earth's. This revelation casts some serious doubt on one theory of how our oceans formed, and raises many new questions.
In an incredible short film that may cause Interstellar moviegoers to experience a bit of déjà vu, director Christopher Nolan shows viewers what a future within our exotic solar system may look like.
New analyses of a primitive meteorite's magnetic fields, frozen within the space rock's grains, are helping to shed light on the solar system's birth and how it has evolved over time, a new study describes.
Most of the water found in our solar system, Earth included, is older than the Sun, likely originating as ices that formed in interstellar space, according to new research.
A unique volcanic meteorite recovered in Western Australia several years ago by scientists indicates that our solar system has a violent past, according to a new study.