Solar System

Stephen Hawking: "I Am Convinced That Humans Need to Leave Earth."

Many scientists will wholeheartedly agree that climate change is the most pressing threat facing humans today. Legendary theoretical...

Chelsea Gohd
Thursday, 22 June 2017 - 11:59AM

The United Arab Emirates Announces Plans For a Human Colony on Mars by 2117

The Mars 2117 Project is the United Arab Emirates' (UAE) plan to have a functional human colony on Mars by the year 2117. This...

Chelsea Gohd
Wednesday, 17 May 2017 - 3:04PM

The Cassini Space Probe Enters Its "Grand Finale" Around Saturn

The Cassini space probe has been on quite the journey through our Solar System--since its launch in 1997, it has endured 20 years of...

Chelsea Gohd
Friday, 12 May 2017 - 10:13AM

Pluto May Become a Planet Once Again With a New Proposal

We're all familiar with the "Pluto is a planet" controversy — classified as a planet in the 1930s, sadly demoted to a "dwarf...

Noelle Phansalkar
Wednesday, 22 February 2017 - 7:29PM

NASA Video Simulates How Landing on Pluto Would Look

It may not be a planet anymore, but that doesn't mean Pluto is out of our reach. So when NASA asked, "What would it be like to...

Noelle Phansalkar
Tuesday, 24 January 2017 - 7:01PM

Scientist Says "Exotic" Life Could Exist in Pluto's Heart

Recent studies have indicated that there is likely a subsurface ocean underneath Pluto's Sputnik Planitia. But does that mean there...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 02 December 2016 - 5:05PM

Pluto's Heart May Hold an Icy Underground Ocean

Two new studies on Pluto were published on Wednesday, revealing a controversy about what lies beneath an icy impact basin in the...

Noelle Phansalkar
Tuesday, 22 November 2016 - 12:13PM

How to Watch Next Monday's Huge Supermoon

Get hyped, astronomy and werewolf enthusiasts--the biggest supermoon since 1948 is coming next Monday, November 14th! It's the...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 08 November 2016 - 2:06PM

Astronomers Discover Canyons and Rivers of Liquid Methane on Titan

Saturn's moon Titan has always been a mystery, especially because its dense atmosphere wouldn't allow astronomers to peek at its...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 02 November 2016 - 3:15PM

Here's What Mars Would Look Like With Water

Mars is on everybody's minds, from Elon Musk's plan to make humanity a multiplanetary species to President Obama's announcement that...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 12 October 2016 - 12:55PM

Interactive Infographic Lets You Explore a Scientifically Accurate Solar System

Have you ever wanted to explore our entire Solar System, but didn't want to get off your couch, let alone put in the work to become an...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 28 September 2016 - 6:13PM

NASA's Reveals Plans for Cassini's Final Year Orbiting Saturn

After an historic voyage, Cassini is about to kamikaze into Saturn. In one year, the long-lasting mission will finally come to an end...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 19 September 2016 - 6:31PM

Juno’s First Flyby Reveals Jupiter’s North Pole is Like Nothing We’ve Ever Imagined

NASA has just received the first data and images of Jupiter’s north pole from the Juno spacecraft, and what they’ve found is...

Zain Charkawi
Friday, 02 September 2016 - 3:15PM

New Visualization of Saturn's Interaction with Daphnis Reveal Stunning Wavy Rings

Saturn's rings are one of the most iconic and instantly-recognizable visuals in our Solar System. But in the Keeler Gap, a wide...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 22 August 2016 - 3:28PM

Venus May Have Been the First Habitable World in Our Solar System

These days, Earth is the only known habitable planet in our Solar System, and the best candidates for potential habitability are Mars...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 05 August 2016 - 2:12PM

Ceres' Large Craters Have Been Obliterated Over Time

Where are all of Ceres' large craters? This is a question that has plagued astronomers for years, and now we might finally have the...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 28 July 2016 - 2:34PM

Jupiter's Great Red Spot Might Be an Extra Heat Source

Back in the late seventies, the Voyager missions revealed that Jupiter's visually striking "Great Red Spot" was actually a perpetual...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 27 July 2016 - 5:20PM

NASA Announces Top Ten Pluto Discoveries from New Horizons Mission

One year ago today, New Horizons made its closest approach to Pluto, giving us a groundbreaking, detailed look at its surface and...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 14 July 2016 - 4:12PM

This is What Juno Saw During Its Historic Approach to Jupiter

While you might all be waking up feeling a little fatigued from your holiday weekend festivities, spare a thought for the team behind...

Kieran Dickson
Tuesday, 05 July 2016 - 8:59AM

NASA's Juno Spacecraft Successfully Arrives in Orbit Around Jupiter

After five years and some 1.7 billion miles, NASA's Juno spacecraft successfully, and most importantly, safely, reached its goal of...

Kieran Dickson
Tuesday, 05 July 2016 - 5:06AM