In 2019, Nasa's New Horizons spacecraft will fly past a mysterious, distant object - currently known as (486958) 2014 MU69 - in the outer regions of the solar system.
Six researchers spent 8 months living in total isolation inside a small dome to assess the psychological impact of an extended Mars mission.
The cosmic event, dubbed SN 2014J, was discovered in January 2014 in the nearby starbust galaxy Messier 82.
"We are now conducting a thorough and fully transparent investigation of the root cause," the company said.
Astronomers have discovered a cataclysmic event that challenges everything we know about the death of stars.
The first configuration of SLS vehicle will stand 322-ft tall, which is higher than the statue of liberty.
Astronomers think that the icy moon is one of the best candidates for finding life outside our planet.
After the historic flyby of Pluto two years ago, New Horizons is on its way to a large, but rather unimaginatively named, rock called 2014 MU69.
According to reports, the new exoplanet is 13.4 times larger than Jupiter and orbits its parent star once in every 3 years at an approximate distance of 2.0 AU.
The goal of the exercise was to test the response capability of the network by characterising Asteroid 2012 TC4 as a "potential impactor".
Located some four light-years away in the Centaurus constellation, the faint red dwarf is known to host a planet roughly the size of Earth.
"These are the most comprehensive parallel observations of Comet 96P yet," Nasa said.
Scientists have selected the Caenorhabditis elegans and tardigrades to be the first candidates to travel to interstellar space.
Scientists found that by filling iridium, a metal delivered by the asteroid, with a kind of poisonous oxygen, cancer cells can be destroyed.
China's space agency reportedly says that the reusable spacecraft is capable of taking off from a runway and shooting across orbital space.