As the amount of debris in low Earth orbit continues to increase, experts at a recent conference called for both improved efforts to track debris as well as national legislation to mitigate that growth.
The sun's magnetic "sphere of influence" that surrounds our solar system is shaped like a bubble, rather than having a long, comet-like tail as many scientists previously thought, new observations suggest.
On this day in 1990, NASA's space shuttle mission STS-31 deployed the Hubble Space Telescope into orbit. The telescope was launched to capture images of the cosmos with unprecedented clarity, but a flaw in its mirror left the telescope nearsighted.
One group is investigating four new moving objects found by members of the public to see if they are potential new solar system discoveries. As exciting as this is, researchers are also making discoveries that question the prospect of a ninth planet.