Astronomers Just Found the Biggest Solar System Ever Discovered

Astronomers studying planet 2MASS J2126-8140 thought it was a lonely orphan planet, wandering around to different solar systems...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 26 January 2016 - 12:39PM

How to See All Five Visible Planets At The Same Time

The last time that all five visible planets - Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn - appeared in the sky together was over ten...

Noelle Phansalkar
Tuesday, 19 January 2016 - 2:04PM

That Mysterious Space Debris Is Likely Part of a Long-Dead NASA Moon Probe

In November 2015, a mysterious piece of space debris, nicknamed WT1190F, was spotted hurtling towards Earth. Astronomers quickly...

Noelle Phansalkar
Thursday, 14 January 2016 - 1:15PM

Astronomers Plan to Build a 40-Foot Orbital Telescope to Search for Alien Life

With Hubble taking beautiful pictures out in space, and construction for the James Webb Space Telescope well underway, we've already...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 07 January 2016 - 10:07AM

Watch: Hubble Captures "Celestial Lightsabers" in a Star Birthing Ground

NASA compares a new Hubble video to iconic Star Wars imagery.

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 17 December 2015 - 11:46AM

31 Planets Were Just Re-Named After Astronomers, Poltergeists, Don Quixote, and More

The International Astronomical Union just held their first public vote to rename 31 exoplanets and 14 stars, with nominations...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 15 December 2015 - 4:32PM

How to Watch the Geminid Meteor Shower This Weekend

There's a spectacular annual show that will appear across the sky this weekend: the Geminids meteor shower. It's technically already...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 10 December 2015 - 2:29PM

We Finally Know What's Causing Ceres's White Spots

Ceres's white spots have been one of the biggest scientific mysteries in recent memory, with speculated causes ranging from water ice...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 09 December 2015 - 1:42PM

More Than Half of Kepler's Gas Giants May Not Exist

It's always exciting when Kepler discovers a new exoplanet, and it's generally assumed that there is a relatively low chance of a...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 02 December 2015 - 5:15PM

Mesmerizing Video Maps All of the Kepler Exoplanet Systems

In this amazing video (which will hypnotize you if you stare at it long enough), Youtube user Ethan Kruse has mapped every single...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 02 December 2015 - 2:57PM

Infographic: The 10 Most Earth-Like Exoplanets Discovered So Far

Though they were predicted long ago, the existence of planets outside of our solar system wasn't actually confirmed until 1992...

Kieran Dickson
Wednesday, 25 November 2015 - 5:22PM

Watch: NASA Captures "Superheated Fireworks" on the Sun in Multiple Wavelengths

On November 15, the sun let out a massive coronal mass ejection that resembled a "canyon of fire" extending for more than 300,000 km....

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 17 November 2015 - 2:16PM

How to Watch the Leonids Meteor Shower This Week

Every year, the Leonid meteor shower peaks in mid-November, showering the sky with meteors that appear to be coming from the Leo...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 16 November 2015 - 12:50PM

Planetary Society Co-Founder Says Humans Will Settle Mars, But That Will Be the Last Stop for Space Exploration

The Mission to Mars is at the forefront of everyone's minds in terms of human spaceflight and space colonization, but since we're...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 13 November 2015 - 1:15PM

Astronomers Discover the Closest Earth-Sized Exoplanet As of Yet

Not long ago, scientists found the closest rocky exoplanet to earth orbiting a star in the constellation Cassiopeia. This was a huge...

Zain Charkawi
Thursday, 12 November 2015 - 8:52PM

Pluto May Have Ice Volcanoes on Its Surface

It's been four months since New Horizons's historic flyby past the enigmatic Pluto, and NASA is finally ready to release their...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 10 November 2015 - 11:41AM

It Looks Like KIC 8462852 Probably Doesn’t Host an Alien Dyson Sphere After All

It was definitely a long shot, but when every geek and sci-fi enthusiast around the world heard that astronomers may have detected an...

Zain Charkawi
Saturday, 07 November 2015 - 11:44AM

NASA Releases the First Amazing Images from Cassini's Enceladus Encounter

Cassini just took a deep dive into Enceladus's geysers on Wednesday, and while we don't yet have the potentially historic results from...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 30 October 2015 - 3:36PM

How to Watch This Week's Rare Venus-Jupiter-Mars Conjunction

This week, Venus, Jupiter, and Mars will come together in a close encounter that will be bright enough to see without the use of a...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 27 October 2015 - 11:13AM

5 Things That Would Happen If We Ever Found Intelligent Alien Life

The search for extraterrestrial life has been in the public consciousness for decades, but what would happen if we actually succeeded?...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 26 October 2015 - 1:16PM