Top 10 Space Discoveries of 2009

  • The number 1- Space Discovery of the Year 2009 is that the Sun’s oddly quiet phase might be indicative of the next “little ice age”.
  • The number 2-Space Discovery of the year 2009 is the finding of a green “two-tailed” comet that buzzed by Earth on a one-time visit in late February 2009.
  • The Number 3-space Discovery of 2009 is the finding of water on the Moon, when NASA crashed a two-ton rocket into a permanently shadowed crater on the moon’s south pole in October 2009.
  • The number 4-Space Discovery of the year 2009 is that high-resolution pictures of a Martian valley revealed three-billion-year-old shorelines along what was once a body of water about the size of Lake Champlain, which is the first proof of ancient Mars lakeshores.
  • The Number 5-Space Discovery of the year 2009 is that the oldest of the subatomic particles called neutrinos might each encompass a space larger than thousands of galaxies.
  • The Number 6-Space Discovery of the year 2009 is the finding that Gliese 581d, the most Earthlike planet yet found, may have liquid oceans.
  • The Number 7- Space Discovery of the year 2009 is that pictures taken in Summer 2008 showed strange globs on the leg of the Phoenix Mars lander that seemed to behave like liquid water, which could be the first proof that modern Mars hosts liquid water.
  • The Number 8- Space Discovery of the year 2009 is the discovery of 32 new planets outside our solar system, bringing the massive haul of new worlds to more than 400.
  • The number 9-Space Discovery of the year 2009 is that Jupiter’s moon Europa may harbor fish-sized life in its oceans.
  • The Number 10- Space Discovery is the finding that a new computer model has suggested that the outer crusts of so-called neutron stars are ten billion times stronger than steel, and are in fact, the strongest known material in the universe.

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