Solar System

Solar system may be millions of years older than previously thought

The age of the solar system may be 1 million years older than previously thought. The study was published in the journal Icarus, writes IFLScience. According to new calculations, the age of the solar system is 4.5684 billion years, plus or minus 240 thousand years. Previous estimates were about 1.1 ... Read more

Samples from asteroid suggest space rocks brought the ingredients for life to Earth

Scientists have confirmed the presence of organic molecules in samples taken from the Ryugu asteroid, adding credence to the idea that the ingredients for life came to Earth via meteorite and asteroid impacts. Ryugu is a primitive carbonaceous asteroid, a rocky remnant from the formation of the Solar System more ... Read more