Solar System

Astronomers Promise at Least Two More Mystery Planets

Back in January, researchers found evidence of another planet in our solar system for the first time since Neptune was discovered....

Noelle Phansalkar
Tuesday, 14 June 2016 - 5:31PM

Planet Nine Might Be the First Exoplanet in Our Solar System

Planet Nine has many mysteries surrounding it--most notably whether it actually exists or not. But now, Swedish researchers have...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 01 June 2016 - 10:01AM

Watch: NASA's Most Detailed Look at Pluto's Surface Yet

Last July, New Horizons made its closest approach to Pluto, providing a wealth of new information about our former ninth planet. It...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 27 May 2016 - 2:32PM

Planet Nine Is Either a Gas Giant or an Icy Snowball

Planet Nine is becoming more mysterious by the minute. If it does, in fact, exist, which is looking increasingly likely, then there...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 04 May 2016 - 10:12AM

Cassini Finds Interstellar Dust Around Saturn

Saturn has a little piece of the universe that lies outside our solar system, as Cassini recently detected that there are traces of...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 19 April 2016 - 5:36PM

NASA Begins Testing Electric Sail Technology to Reach the Edge of Our Solar System

Right on the heels of Stephen Hawking and Yuri Milner's announcement that they're developing tiny spacecrafts powered by light from...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 12 April 2016 - 1:47PM

Watch A Mysterious Object Crash Into Jupiter

A small object of unknown origin just crashed into Jupiter's atmosphere, and so far two astronomers have posted videos capturing the...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 29 March 2016 - 5:09PM

A Super Bright Jupiter Will Be Visible During Tomorrow's Lunar Eclipse

Tomorrow morning, a lunar eclipse will be visible from Earth when the Moon moves into Earth's shadow and makes the whole world a...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 22 March 2016 - 1:42PM

Pluto May Have Been Covered With Rivers and Lakes of Liquid Nitrogen

Scientists think liquid nitrogen once flowed on Pluto's surface, and may even still lie beneath the ice on the dwarf planet today....

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 22 March 2016 - 12:07PM

Ceres' Bright Spots Just Became Even More Mysterious

The long-running mystery of Ceres' white spots may have been virtually solved late last year, but there's still plenty we don't know...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 16 March 2016 - 10:48AM

New Star Chart App Is the First Virtual Reality Planetarium

There are several star chart apps on the market with augmented reality, including the Star Chart app from Escapist Games. But now,...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 10 March 2016 - 5:06PM

NASA Finds "Hulk-Like" Ancient Ocean Burst Through Charon's Surface

NASA's New Horizons probe is learning more and more about Pluto every day, as well as its largest moon, Charon. According to the...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 19 February 2016 - 12:39PM

NASA's New Horizons Finds Widespread Water Ice on Pluto's Surface

NASA's New Horizons team has been studying data from Pluto ever since the historic flyby last summer, and they've just made another...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 02 February 2016 - 11:18AM

Researchers Find Evidence of a Ninth Planet (For Real This Time)

For the first time since Neptune was discovered over a century and a half ago, scientists may have discovered another planet in our...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 20 January 2016 - 12:44PM

New Horizons Sends Back Sharpest Images of Pluto's Surface Yet

New Horizons has been sending back a cornucopia of new information about our mysterious former ninth planet ever since the historic...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 11 December 2015 - 2:50PM

Mars's Moon Phobos Is Falling Apart

Mars's moon Phobos is headed for a complete self-destruction, as it is slowly being pulled to pieces by the gravitational pull between...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 11 November 2015 - 10:09AM

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

There May Have Once Been 9 Planets in the Solar System After All

In a study recently published in the Astrophysical Journal, it’s theorized that the solar system may have once had nine planets...

Zain Charkawi
Thursday, 05 November 2015 - 7:42PM

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

NASA Releases Closest Images of Enceladus As of Yet

It’s no secret that Saturn’s moon, Enceladus, is one of the most likely candidates to host alien life in the solar system. Under...

Zain Charkawi
Thursday, 15 October 2015 - 8:29PM