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The OSIRIS-REx Visible and Infrared Spectrometer, or OVIRS, will look at the asteroid's spectral signature to detect organics and other minerals.
NASA Space Probe Flies to Near Earth Asteroid to Bring Back Space Dust

At about 89,000 miles in diameter, Jupiter could swallow 1,000 Earths
Jupiter's Great Red Spot is Heating Up its Atmosphere

Scientists continue to explore the solar system for clues as to how it evolved.
New Dwarf Planet in Solar System Discovered

This artist’s impression of the water snowline around the young star V883 Orionis, as detected with ALMA.
For the First Time Ever, Snow is Seen Surrounding a Young Star

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Artist's conception of how WISE 0855 might appear if viewed close-up in infrared light.
For the First Time Ever, Water Clouds are Detected Beyond the Solar System

Artist's concept of NASA's Juno spacecraft crossing the orbits of Jupiter's four largest moons -- Callisto, Gaynmede, Europa and Io -- on its approach to Jupiter.
NASA Juno Mission: First Spacecraft to Enter Jupiter Happens Tonight

This new Hubble Space Telescope image confirms the presence of a dark vortex in the atmosphere of Neptune.
Mysterious Dark Spot on Neptune Detected by Hubble

Manx is the first of its kind tailless comet that lives in the Oort cloud
Tailless comet 'Manx' is long lost stuff of the Earth

The artist's animation shows the view from a hypothetical moon in orbit around the first known planet, HD 188753 Ab, to reside in a classic triple-star system.
New alien planet with triple sunsets discovered in the solar system

The most distant object in the solar system is three times as far as Pluto's distance from the sun.
Most Distant Planet in Solar System is Three Times as Far as Pluto from Sun

Water on Earth originated during the formation of the proto solar disk, as the solar system is forming, and not from asteroids.
Water Appeared During Birth of Solar System Not From Asteroids

In this artist's rendering of GJ 1132b, a rocky exoplanet very similar to Earth in size and mass, circles a red dwarf star.
'Most Important Planet Ever Discovered' Only 40 Light Years Away

This true color mosaic of Jupiter was constructed from images taken by the narrow angle camera onboard NASA's Cassini spacecraft on December 29, 2000, during its closest approach to the giant planet at a distance of approximately 10 million kilometers (6.
Jupiter Ejected Another Giant Planet Out of Solar System 4 Billion Years Ago

A handout artist impression showing lander Philae separating from the Rosetta spacecraft and descending to the surface of comet 67P
Presence Of Oxygen On Comet 67P Baffles Scientists

Picture of the comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) on 22 February 2015
How a Comet Releases Alcohol at 500 Bottles of Wine Every Second

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