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Discovery of 20 new moons gives Saturn a solar system record

Discovery of 20 new moons gives Saturn a solar system record

The recent discovery of 20 more new moons orbiting Saturn allowed it to unseat Jupiter as the moon king of the solar system.

Nasa blasts off on historic probe to 'touch Sun'

Nasa blasts off on historic probe to 'touch Sun'

The unmanned spacecraft aims to get closer than any human-made object in history to the center of our solar system.

Five planets will shine bright in Qatar sky this month

Five planets will shine bright in Qatar sky this month

The five planets are Uranus, Venus, Jupiter, Saturn and Mars.

Planets approaching moon during January

Planets approaching moon during January

These astronomical phenomena are important because they offer a good chance to observe these planets and the moon together at the same time with the naked eye or through digital cameras.

Cigar-shaped asteroid came from another solar system: study

Cigar-shaped asteroid came from another solar system: study

A rocky cigar-shaped object detected in space last month came from another solar system, astronomers said Monday as they confirmed an unprecedented observation.

Celestial shows over Qatar in September

Celestial shows over Qatar in September

These celestial shows provide an opportunity to view the planets and the moon together at the same time, and also act as a guide for amateur astronomers to understand the map of the sky through the month.

Habitable planet found in solar system next door

Habitable planet found in solar system next door

Scientists Wednesday announced the discovery of an Earth-sized planet orbiting the star nearest our Sun, opening up the glittering prospect of a habitable world that may one day be explored by robots.

NASA's Juno spacecraft orbits Jupiter, 'king of solar system'

NASA's Juno spacecraft orbits Jupiter, 'king of solar system'

NASA celebrated a key triumph on Tuesday as its $1.1 billion Juno spacecraft successfully slipped into orbit around Jupiter on a mission to probe the origin of the solar system.

Souq visitors get a chance to see some planets through a telescope

Souq visitors get a chance to see some planets through a telescope

The opportunity to gaze up close at some planets in the solar system through a powerful telescope is one of the attractions at Souq Waqif these days.