Solar System

Interstellar Comet 2I/Borisov Is the Length of 14 Earths – And Will Speed Past the Sun Later This Week

The second interstellar visitor to our solar system is closing in on the Sun, according to reports from Universe Today. Comet...

Scarlett James
Wednesday, 04 December 2019 - 9:23AM

320 Light-Years Away, Scientists Spot Something Strangely Familiar In A Nearby Planetary System

The standard features of a planetary system include two things that we know of: 1. A host star, and 2. Planets. That’s it. The...

Scarlett James
Tuesday, 03 December 2019 - 10:00AM

NASA Testing Underwater Alien Hunter in Antarctica in Preparation for Deployment to Alien Moons

With the recent confirmation of water vapor being blasted into the atmosphere on Jupiter's moon Europa and the "building blocks of...

K.S. Anthony
Monday, 25 November 2019 - 10:57AM

Breakthrough: NASA Voyager 2 Returns Data Revealing a Wall of Fiery Plasma Rings Our Solar System

When Voyager 2 slipped into interstellar space it marked a new foray into uncharted waters, and the first data that it returned is...

Scarlett James
Friday, 22 November 2019 - 3:00PM

NASA's Completed Geologic Map of Saturn's Moon Titan Offers Glimpse of its Exotic Terrain

NASA scientists revealed the first-ever global geological map of Saturn's moon Titan yesterday, giving a glimpse of the icy giant's...

Gart Williams
Tuesday, 19 November 2019 - 12:31PM

NASA Scientists Finally Confirm Presence of Water Vapor on Jupiter Moon Europa

NASA scientists have finally confirmed what they've suspected all along: that it is indeed water vapor – good old life-supporting...

Gart Williams
Monday, 18 November 2019 - 1:45PM

Watch This Stunning Simulation of What Our Sky Would Look Like if Planets Replaced the Moon

It seems like the stuff of science fiction to see huge planets wheeling across the sky, but that’s exactly what amateur astronomer...

Scarlett James
Monday, 18 November 2019 - 9:27AM

NASA Reports 2,034-Foot 'Potentially Hazardous Asteroid' Will Fly By Earth Before Thanksgiving

I never tire of thinking about how humanity will eventually go the way of the dinosaur. I find a strange kind of comfort in...

Gart Williams
Tuesday, 12 November 2019 - 10:52AM

ESO Telescope Reveals What Could be the Smallest Dwarf Planet Yet in the Solar System

ESO Photo ReleaseAstronomers using ESO’s SPHERE instrument at the Very Large Telescope (VLT) have revealed that the asteroid Hygiea...

ESO
Monday, 28 October 2019 - 12:00PM

Scientists Discover 20 New Moons Orbiting Saturn, Surpassing Jupiter For 'Most Moons' Record and Kicking Off Naming Contest

Saturn just surpassed Jupiter as the planet with the most known moons, according to CNN. A team of scientists led by Scott S. Sheppard...

Scarlett James
Tuesday, 08 October 2019 - 12:02PM

Independent SETI Scientist Theorizes Extraterrestrials Could be Spying on Earth from Orbit

The reasonable approach – assuming the possession of such a faculty – to encountering a new planet that shows some form of...

Gart Williams
Tuesday, 01 October 2019 - 2:54PM

Scientists Say Venus May Have Hosted Life For 3 Billion Years

A study presented by The Goddard Institute for Space Science's Michael Way at the EPSC-DPS Joint Meeting 2019 in Switzerland  last...

K.S. Anthony
Monday, 23 September 2019 - 4:14PM

Scientists Claim Ice Age Caused by Massive Asteroid Dust Cloud Led to Biodiversity on Earth

There's a verse from Genesis – the book in the Bible, not the project involving legendary drummer Phil Collins – that I frequently...

Gart Williams
Thursday, 19 September 2019 - 10:46AM

The Perseid Meteor Shower Will Reach Its Pinnacle Tonight: Here's How to See It

Whether you've been hoping to catch a fireball this year or you just want a better way to spend a Monday night than drinking yourself...

K.S. Anthony
Monday, 12 August 2019 - 12:41PM

NASA Announces Plan to Explore Saturn Moon Titan With 'Dragonfly' Drone Copter

NASA announced last night that their much-discussed Dragonfly project which plans to deliver a quadcopter drone to the surface of...

Gart Williams
Friday, 28 June 2019 - 9:19AM

"Unraveling:" Something Weird is Happening to Jupiter's Great Red Spot as New Observations Could Spell the End of an Era

Jupiter’s trademark red storm is breathing its last. An astronomical landmark as iconic as Saturn’s rings, recent photographs have...

Scarlett James
Monday, 03 June 2019 - 12:15PM

The Red Planet's First Homes? AI SpaceFactory Wins NASA's Mars 3D-Printed Habitat Contest

It's strange to think that we'll likely see the first human colonies on Mars – a planet that appears as a tiny rust-colored dot in...

K.S. Anthony
Monday, 13 May 2019 - 8:59AM

SETI Astronomers Accidentally Discover Tiny New Moon Orbiting Neptune

Astronomers at the SETI Institute have discovered a previously unnoticed, city-sized moon orbiting Neptune, thanks to the Hubble...

Super User
Thursday, 21 February 2019 - 11:21AM

Scientists Say Life Possible Because of a Big Bang: a Planet Colliding With Earth

Scientists at Rice University are claiming that the essential elements – including nitrogen and carbon – that make life on Earth...

K.S. Anthony
Wednesday, 23 January 2019 - 3:31PM

Scientists Discover Evidence of Summer Rain and Changing Seasons On Titan

Saturn's moon Titan has been heralded as a possible home for extraterrestrial life and a target for future human colonies, largely due...

K.S. Anthony
Thursday, 17 January 2019 - 11:43AM