Solar System

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

Spend Your Independence Day Watching NASA's Juno Spacecraft Arrive at Jupiter

Fireworks, grilling, and family gatherings are all hallmarks of July 4th celebrations, but if ever there was a year to break with...

Kieran Dickson
Monday, 04 July 2016 - 5:00AM

Everything You Need to Know About NASA's Juno Mission to Jupiter

On Independence Day this year, we'll be able to celebrate another huge milestone, as NASA's Juno spacecraft is finishing its five-year...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 29 June 2016 - 12:37PM

Celebrate NASA's Voyager Spacecraft With this Stunning Animated Tribute

With the exploits of spacecraft like Rosetta and the exciting prospect of Juno reaching Jupiter next week, we're currently at a very...

Kieran Dickson
Wednesday, 29 June 2016 - 7:52AM

Pluto Might Have a Liquid Water Ocean Beneath Its Surface

Pluto is a frozen wasteland 3.67 billion miles from the Sun, and has been assumed to be very, very dead. Of all the planets and other...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 22 June 2016 - 10:38AM

A Mysterious Object Made a Tear in One of Saturn's Rings

One of Saturn's rings is broken. A new image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured Saturn's most famous feature, and scientists...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 20 June 2016 - 5:30PM

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