Solar System

Jupiter's Great Red Spot Could Vanish in 10 to 20 Years

The planet Jupiter is an absolutely beautiful sight. With swirling storm clouds that rage across the entire planet's surface, this...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 19 February 2018 - 6:35PM

6-Year-Old Writes a Letter Demanding NASA Make Pluto a Planet Again

NASA has typically been one of the less controversial government agencies throughout its history, but if you ask somebody who...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 18 February 2018 - 6:33PM

A Foul-Smelling Storm on Neptune is Mysteriously Fading Away

Far away on the distant planet of Neptune, an enormous storm is fading away into nothingness.When the storm was first discovered in...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 15 February 2018 - 6:45PM

Saturn's Moon Enceladus Looks Intimidating in NASA Photo

Out of the dozens of moons in orbit around Saturn, the icy Enceladus (while not always as popular as its fellow moon Titan) is a...

Jonathan Kesh
Tuesday, 13 February 2018 - 8:37PM

$700 Quintillion Asteroid Ignites Space Mining Gold Rush Between Mars and Jupiter

The asteroid Psyche 16 is a very special space rock: it's almost entirely made of metal, including iron, nickel, and gold, which has...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 12 February 2018 - 11:19AM

Chaotic Space Collision Finally Explains Origins of Interstellar Asteroid Oumuamua

Just when you thought Oumuamua couldn't surprise us anymore, astronomers have announced that the strange, cigar-shaped object that...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 12 February 2018 - 10:46AM

Juno Probe's 11th Flyby of Jupiter Leads to More Amazing Photos

NASA's Juno probe has been orbiting Jupiter for just over a year and a half since its arrival in July 2016, giving us some of the...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 10 February 2018 - 2:03PM

The Sun Just Produced the Strongest Magnetic Field Ever Seen and No One Can Explain It

When a team of Japanese astronomers were combing through four-year-old solar data, they never expected to discover a giant sunspot...

Justin Joffe
Thursday, 08 February 2018 - 10:12AM

Researchers Discover 'Superionic Ice' Found on Uranus and Neptune

The idea of something being simultaneously a liquid and a solid should be rightfully confusing, because it seems to go against...

Jonathan Kesh
Tuesday, 06 February 2018 - 7:42PM

Mars One Announces Plans for 'Floating Cities' on Venus and Jupiter's Moons

Mars One and its flagship project to colonize the Red Planet with a small group of trained laypeople has been called a lot of...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 22 January 2018 - 12:01PM

New NASA Photo of Jupiter's North Pole Looks Incredible

As you perhaps already know, Jupiter is an absurdly beautiful planet.Last year, NASA began releasing photos of our solar system's...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 19 January 2018 - 6:18PM

New Five-Planet Solar System Found by Citizen Scientists Using Kepler Data

We tend to think that scientific breakthroughs can only come from visionaries and crack teams of highly skilled, specialized...

Justin Joffe
Friday, 12 January 2018 - 9:56AM

Aliens Don't Exist: Our Solar System Is an Anomaly, Study Claims

We've said it before, but it seems like the universe keeps proving that it's a lot more complicated than the Drake Equation would lead...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 10 January 2018 - 10:55AM

Map of Titan Reveals Even More Similarities to Earth

NASA's Cassini probe has managed to be really helpful since it crashed into Saturn, and that trend's continuing now. This time, data...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 07 January 2018 - 1:41PM

New Jupiter Photo Shows Off the Planet's Swirling Storm Clouds

There's no denying it: Jupiter is an utterly amazing sight to behold, even if it's a place you'd never want to visit in person.A new...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 05 January 2018 - 7:08PM

NASA Releases a Stunning Photo of Enceladus and Saturn's Rings

It seems like NASA is having a hard time letting go of Cassini. The little space probe has been making headlines a lot recently,...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 29 December 2017 - 6:22PM

A Piece of Cassini Escaped Destruction and Disappeared

You can't keep a good probe down.Despite ending its twenty year career by being thrown into the crushing gravitational force of the...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 28 December 2017 - 6:49PM

Our Solar System Could Have Formed in a Super-Hot Bubble

Out of the many mysteries we still have to figure out, our own solar system is one of them. It's currently assumed that the Sun...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 23 December 2017 - 2:31PM

The Solar System Closest to Us May Be Hiding Alien Life on Earth-Like Planets

Forget about looking for planets in galaxies far, far away--some say it's the Alpha Centauri star system we should...

Justin Joffe
Tuesday, 19 December 2017 - 11:37AM

Interstellar Object 'Oumuamua Could Be Both an Asteroid and Comet

The speedy, cigar-shaped interstellar object 'Oumuamua may now be hurtling far beyond our reach, but it was fun having an outsider...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 18 December 2017 - 8:08PM