Astronomers discover water vapor around rare comet — offering lessons for Earth

Astronomers made a breakthrough Monday while observing a rare comet that could shed light on the origins of Earth’s abundant water. Scientists have detected water vapor around the comet, which is located in the main asteroid belt between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. The long-awaited discovery suggests that water is stored as ice in […]

Astronomers astonished by ring around distant world Quaoar

A small, distant world called Kuaoa, named after the god of creation in Native American mythology, orbits beyond Pluto in the frigid outer reaches of the solar system, has brought some surprises to astronomers. is bringing Researchers on Wednesday said they had detected a ring surrounding Quaoa and similar to the rings that surround the […]