Solar System

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

Watch the Making of an Amazing 7-Mile-Wide Scale Model of Our Solar System

A group of friends just built a perfectly to-scale model of our universe, and it's absolutely breathtaking:Made by filmmakers and...

Janey Tracey
Saturday, 19 September 2015 - 11:53AM

NASA Recreates Venus's Hellish Atmosphere on Earth

“You don’t have to go Venus now to do Venus atmospheric research."

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 02 September 2015 - 4:33PM

NASA's Dawn Spacecraft Spots Mysterious Mountain on Ceres

Ceres, the largest object in the asteroid belt, has long been an enigma, mostly as a result of those weird white spots. But now,...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 26 August 2015 - 1:54PM

NASA Announces Plans to Visit Ice Giants Uranus and Neptune

This would be our first trip to Neptune in over 26 years.

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 25 August 2015 - 2:36PM

Tour 'Weird Ceres', White Spots and All, in NASA's New 3-D Video

3D space videos? The future is here!

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 06 August 2015 - 4:47PM

Here's What Our Solar System's 'Non Planets' Would Look Like on Earth

These amazing moons, asteroids and dwarf planets are far smaller than you imagined.

Kieran Dickson
Tuesday, 04 August 2015 - 5:33PM

NASA's New Horizons Finds Flowing Ice, Dazzling Atmospheric Haze on Pluto

Astronomers have only seen similar surfaces on active planets, like Earth or Mars.

Janey Tracey
Friday, 24 July 2015 - 2:40PM

This Is What Pluto Would Look Like If Someone Dropped It on Australia

If you haven't heard, Pluto is really, really tiny.

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 22 July 2015 - 2:34PM

Watch Stephen Colbert Make Fun of Neil deGrasse Tyson for Not Liking Pluto

"Pluto even has a heart, unlike you."

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 15 July 2015 - 3:48PM

New Horizons Phones Home, Sends Back First Amazing Pictures of Pluto

After New Horizons's historic flyby, we can finally see Pluto in all its glory.

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 15 July 2015 - 10:43AM